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How Do High School Transfer Credits Work?

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Posted in Adult Learner, Homeschooler

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Earning your diploma is essential to finding a job and pursuing a college degree or career after graduation. Traditional high school - going to a physical school every day, sitting in a classroom with other students in your grade - isn’t going to work for you, though. So, the next step is searching for a homeschooling or online option. You don’t want to start from the beginning; the thought of repeating things you’ve completed seems frustrating. With transfer credits, however, you can pick up where you left off! Here’s what you need to know about transferring your credits to James Madison High School.

Where Are James Madison High School Diplomas Accepted?

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 04 October 2019. Posted in Adult Learner, College Bound

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Earning your high school diploma online seems like the best fit for your needs and schedule. You can study at your own speed and decide when to take exams based on how comfortable you are with the material. But what happens after you graduate? Will your online James Madison High School diploma help you get into college, start a new career, or prepare to move up in your current job? Here’s what you should know about who accepts the online JMHS diploma.

10 Secrets to Online Homeschool Success

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 25 September 2019. Posted in For Parents

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If you’re homeschooling your high school student online for the first time, you want to make sure that you set them up for success from the very beginning. Unlike traditional education, there’s a level of independence and freedom to how the school day is structured for both of you. Online lessons are available 24/7, your student can take exams and submit assignments when they feel ready to, and you can set a study-pace that suits them and their goals. But with so much freedom and no deadlines, it’s important to make sure your child is finishing their work and doing well in their online classes on a regular basis. To make sure they stay on track, try out these 10 secrets to success from day one.

5 Tricks to Motivate Your Student Through Back to School Season

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 03 September 2019. Posted in For Parents

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Whether you’ve been homeschooling your student for a while or this is the first year they’re learning outside of a traditional school setting, you want to make sure they stay on track to graduate. Keeping them motivated, especially when you have work and other responsibilities can feel like a full-time job. Here’s how to start them off on the right foot this back to school season!

How to Go Back to School as an Adult

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 20 August 2019. Posted in Adult Learner

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Back to school season isn’t just for young students attending traditional school. As an adult, having a high school diploma can make a difference to your earning potential as well as the range of jobs you’re qualified for. If you weren’t able to graduate in the past, you might worry that it’s too late. But, with James Madison’s online high school program, you can finish your diploma at any age - it’s never too late!

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