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Frequently Asked Questions

You probably have lots of questions about Branson School Online.  So have many other families.  Take a look through the list of FAQs below to find some of the answers you're looking for.

General Questions

  • Do I get a computer? +

    Yes, you will be loaned a computer after you submit your Computer Order form and Property Resource Agreement to the office.
  • Are there reimbursements? +

    Yes, each student is eligible to receive quarterly reimbursements during the year to cover educational expenses. These expenses could include phone, internet service, and school supplies. Receipts must be submitted to the office with the reimbursement claim form.
  • Can I play games on my computer? +

    No. BSO computers are for school work ONLY.
  • Will I ever meet my teacher in person? +

    Students will have opportunities to meet teachers in person at various activities. We have field trips, workshops, picnics and our annual graduation ceremony each school year. Students also spend time with their teachers and classmates in live online classes every week online.
  • Does Branson teach Common Core Math? +

    Branson math courses are aligned to the Colorado State Standards which share some similarities to Common Core.
  • How much does it cost to attend Branson School Online? +

    Branson School Online is a FREE public school.
  • Is Branson School Online a public school? +

    Branson School Online is a FREE public school within the Branson RE-82 school district and is governed by the local school board. All students who are Colorado residents can apply for enrollment.
  • How is online school different from homeschooling? +

    BSO students are enrolled in a public school and taught by certified Colorado teachers. Assignments and lessons taught are aligned to the Colorado State Standards.
  • What curriculum does Branson use? +

    Branson teachers use several different curriculum resources to create classes that are aligned to Colorado State Standards.
  • Can I contact my teacher at any time? +

    Teachers generally work Monday-Thursday from 8am-4pm. If you contact teachers outside of their office hours, they will return contact with you on the next School day.
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School Day

  • How long will my student be in school each day? +

    Every student learns at a different rate, some students may take a little longer than others, while some may be faster.K-3rd students could spend 3-5 hours per day in course work. 4-6th grades could spend 4-6 hours per day in course work. 7-12th grades could spend 5-7 hours per day in course work.
  • What if I have a question about my school work during the day? +

    Students are encouraged to email and call teachers with questions during office hours. Teachers will respond as soon as possible.
  • Do I have to start working at a certain time each day? +

    Branson encourages families to set up a consistent school work schedule that works for their family. Curriculum is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students do need to include group and individual meetings with their teachers in their daily schedule.
  • Does Branson have the same vacations as other schools? +

    We take a short break around Thanksgiving, a winter break and a spring break.The school year follows a traditional schedule, with a four day work week.
  • Do I have to follow a set schedule each day? +

    Students may choose when to complete each subject's assignments each day, as long as all assignments are completed by the due date.
  • How will my student attend classes with their teachers? +

    Branson uses GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar to conduct live classes where students meet with teachers in both individual and group settings.
  • Can I contact my teacher at any time? +

    Teachers generally work Monday-Thursday from 8am-4pm. If you contact teachers outside of their office hours, they will return contact with you on the next School day.
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Activities

  • Do you have field trips? +

    Yes, Branson School Online offers field trips every month. Families are notified in advance, so they can choose to participate in as many field trip opportunities as they like. Field trip locations vary.
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Testing

  • Does Branson School Online Participate in state testing? +

    Yes! Branson School Online does provide state assessments to our students in grades 3 through 11. Students meet at locations around the state to participate in this opportunity.
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