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James Madison High School Blog

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Earn your high school diploma on your own terms and take control of your future. Explore our blog to get an inside look at educational insights, industry hot topics, tips and tricks to help you succeed, and some of our most exciting student and school successes!

How to Make Friends in Online High School

Written by Laura Amendola on Tuesday, 14 May 2024. Posted in Traditional Students

Several people working on laptops.

Student communities, social media, meetups, and more allow online students the opportunity to socialize and make friends. In this guide, we highlight tips for students looking for ways to connect with fellow learners or meet new people outside of school while completing their studies online.

How to Talk to Your Parents About Switching to Online High School

Written by Laura Amendola on Thursday, 14 March 2024. Posted in Traditional Students

Girl with brown hair in white shirt holding laptop.

In a post-pandemic world, online or virtual school has become more common. Most students these days have experienced online school in some capacity, whether during quarantine in 2020 and 2021 or as a replacement for beloved snow days. This exposure may have been enough to convince you that this untraditional way to get an education is the perfect way for you. It may not, however, be enough to convince your parent(s) or guardian. How can you get them on the same page as you? This guide can give you some tips on how you can get an education your way.

High School College Prep Diploma vs. Technical Diploma

Written by Lauren Ambrosio on Wednesday, 14 February 2024. Posted in Traditional Students

Young woman working on electrical components after earning an online technical diploma at JMHS.

So, you've decided to attend an online high school to get your diploma–that’s great! –but now you have to figure out which track to take. At James Madison High School, we offer two different online high school diploma tracks, and it's important to pick the one that's the best fit for you. Let’s break down the differences between the high school diplomas to give you an idea of which is best for you and your future.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Diploma Online?

Written by Lauren Ambrosio on Friday, 01 December 2023. Posted in Adult Learner, Traditional Students

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Going to high school online is a non-traditional choice, but it has become increasingly popular among teens and adults since the pandemic. Online high schools allow students to learn at their own pace. Students who study online can complete their courses faster than students who attend traditional brick-and-mortar high schools. This is an ideal solution for anyone—teen or adult—who is ready to move on to life after high school. Even adults can go back to school and do it all online. But how long does it take to finish an online high school program, are online high school programs legit, and is it worth it to get your high school diploma online?

5 Effective Study Skills for High School Online Learning Success

Written by Des Sinkevich on Thursday, 09 November 2023. Posted in Helpful Tips

5 Effective Study Skills for High School Online Learning Success

Whether you’re enrolled in a traditional high school or an online high school, there are some universal study skills that can help you make the most of your classes. Here are the top study skills that can help you prepare for exams and remember what you learned!

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