As part of the instructional team at Charlottesville High School, the WALK staff builds personal relationships with each student, developing specific goals and expectations that will ensure success. Even though some students may have challenges that prevent them from succeeding in a traditional classroom, the WALK classroom offers nontraditional learning in an atmosphere much like the old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse. Teachers often work side by side with students, celebrating every success. As students gain confidence (€œI’m actually starting to like algebra!€ says one), they begin to see how the benefits of learning apply to them. Students can pace themselves through online learning in a supportive, more flexible environment.