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Meet JMHS English Teacher Jennifer Michel

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. Posted in Just for Fun

Meet JMHS English Teacher Jennifer Michel

When you think of English teachers and all they demand of their students, what comes to mind may be lengthy composition papers, boring book reports, and figuring out how to differentiate between words like “lay” and “lie.” While these may represent a portion of what comprises a typical English class, there is one James Madison High School (JMHS) teacher who is not your typical English instructor as she strives to make the subject exciting and relevant to her online students.

Tips to Make Your JMHS College Graduation Day A Success

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 05 June 2018. Posted in Helpful Tips, Just for Fun

Tips to Make Your JMHS College Graduation Day A Success

Hey there, graduate! Your completion of your online high school diploma from JMHS is a momentous occasion, and one that deserves to be celebrated. One way we encourage all our graduates to celebrate is by attending our JMHS/Ashworth College in-person graduation ceremony.

An in-person ceremony from an online high school? You bet! Family and friends deserve to see you walk across the stage to be handed your diploma.

Building a Foundation for Success While Homeschooling Online

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 18 May 2018. Posted in Homeschooler

Homeschooling Your High Schooler When You’re Not a Teacher

Whether you’ve chosen to supplement your high school homeschooling with individual online courses or enrolled your teen into online high school as a full-time endeavor, you have a unique opportunity to teach your teen how to learn and even adapt those techniques to the specific needs of your young learner.

Summer School is a Chance to Get Ahead

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. Posted in Helpful Tips

Summer School is a Chance to Get Ahead

Sometimes, extra preparation is the secret to getting ahead in life.

While many of us may consider summer school to be a punishment, others need to take full advantage of the time off from the traditional academic calendar. For high school students, that could mean going to summer school for credit recovery courses to replace failing grades or pursuing something extra that can deliver life-long results in their careers. In the case of the latter, summer school is an excellent opportunity to get a head start on difficult subject matter or free up class periods for courses that have limited availability during the regular school year.

Homeschooling Your High Schooler When You’re Not a Teacher

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 11 May 2018. Posted in Homeschooler

Homeschooling Your High Schooler When You’re Not a Teacher

A lack of confidence in your abilities as a teacher can easily sideline the desire to homeschool your high school-aged teen but there’s no need to panic. When you become a homeschooling parent, you’re not standing in as the replacement for an entire school system; you’re just adding a new element to your role as provider, protector, and guide to the young person you already know so well. And since you went to school once before yourself, this new role will likely be more doable than you think.

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