For some students in the virtual academy, staying at home may experience many interferences in learning and classroom expectations, so businesses all around Frisco are opening up their offices for students who need a place to do their school work.
Among the places offering space for students are Kidzania USA at Stonebriar Centre, and RockStar Martial Arts with three locations in Frisco.
“A lot of parents had to take on the responsibility of teaching their students,” RockStar employee Kathy Gonzales said in a Dallas Morning News article. “Our goal was to help bridge this gap in this unknown territory to help parents that don’t know where to turn to put their children in safe hands”
Students can go to the facilities from three to five days a week, with less than 20 people on site which are cleaned on a daily basis and checkups and masks are enforced.
Gonzales further explains students may also be able to receive full P.E. credits for attending and participating in martial arts activities at the facility.
Freshman Riya Shah has a younger sibling who plans to go, and claims it will release a lot of stress on making sure her siblings get their work done with her parents working.
“My sister is actually planning on doing this,” Shah said. “At first it used to be me doing my work while making sure [her sister] does it as well, and it would take a lot of energy out of me trying to multitask. I am not as pressurized during school now that I know that I won’t have to constantly check up on her.”