Online school enables the best quality of life I can imagine. I had the freedom to do anything I wanted. I would wake up, do an assignment or 2, golf, and have lunch in the afternoon, play sports in the evening. There are certainly drawbacks if you live an isolated life, but if you put in the effort to spend the time you are not working at school to developing yourself socially, there is no reason it should be a detriment. The school does not need to be social, but everyone needs to be social. VHS forces you to take control of your own life at an earlier age, and I see no negative to that. Any students I interacted with seemed like they were in the same boat as me.