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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!

6 Tips to Study More Effectively

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Wednesday, 10 February 2021. Posted in Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

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Studying may seem like a straightforward activity, but just because you’re sitting down and, going over material, it doesn’t mean you’re making the most of your time. There are certain tips, tricks, and habits you can develop to not only help you study, but ensure you’re studying effectively.

How to Develop a Growth Mindset for Success

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Thursday, 28 January 2021. Posted in Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

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The way we think can have a large impact on our attitudes and behaviors. A growth mindset can positively influence how we approach things like schoolwork, offering a greater chance for academic success.

How to Transfer from Public School to Online School

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Wednesday, 13 January 2021. Posted in Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

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If you’re thinking about switching from a traditional public high school to an online school, you might be wondering how difficult it is and what exactly you have to do to transfer over. James Madison has some helpful tips to get you started.

How Would My Student Benefit from Learning at Their Own Pace?

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. Posted in Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

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In traditional public schools there are few options to allow students to study subjects their own way. There are set daily schedules, with certain coursework and assignments needing completion by a specific date, with little to no flexibility. This can cause stress for students who struggle to meet assigned deadlines, making them lose confidence in their abilities. With online school, students set their own pace, choosing how and when studying works best for them.

Why Do Some Students Do Better with Online School?

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Wednesday, 02 December 2020. Posted in Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

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Traditional brick-and-mortar schools don’t always work for every type of learner. Because each student is different with unique learning styles and lives, online school programs can often provide a path for students to perform better than when they attend in-person schools.

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