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Myths About Earning Your High School Diploma Online

Written by Allison Brenner on Wednesday, 13 August 2014. Posted in Helpful Tips

Myths About Earning Your High School Diploma Online

Earning that high school diploma is a vital stepping stone if you aspire to get into your dream college or start that great career. Even so, attending a traditional brick and mortar school may not be the best choice for everyone – for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, there are alternatives.

5 Effective Study Skills for High School Online Learning Success

Written by Allison Brenner on Wednesday, 21 May 2014. Posted in Helpful Tips

5 Effective Study Skills for High School Online Learning Success

The self-paced environment high school online programs offer is one of the many attractive features parent decisionmakers and educators seek; specifically when selecting or recommending homeschooling curricula for secondary education. The child that struggles to keep up or is far beyond his grade-level often finds a measure of success through homeschooling that perhaps is unobtainable in an on-campus classroom atmosphere. For one to adapt to an environment that promotes flexibility, one must also develop and employ the same study skills that traditional students do to prepare for higher education and the real world.

5 Reasons Finishing High School Online Could Be Right for your Child

Written by Allison Brenner on Wednesday, 09 April 2014. Posted in Helpful Tips

5 Reasons Finishing High School Online Could Be Right for your Child

You know your child. You know she's resourceful and smart. You want the best for her and that includes an education that will prepare her for success in college and in the real world. But, she's not thriving and meeting her potential in a traditional high school class setting. Maybe she's a right-brained learner and needs creative ways to process and retain information. Maybe she's a victim of incessant bullying. Or, perhaps she now has the responsibility of raising her own child, and finishing her education. An estimated 1.8 million students were enrolled in distance education courses for the 2009-10 school term: well over half (74%) were enrolled in high school online

High School Diploma vs GED

Written by Allison Brenner on Wednesday, 26 February 2014. Posted in Helpful Tips

High School Diploma vs GED

Reaching future goals is dependent on having a quality education. Attending college, starting a career or opening your own business all rely on achieving a high school diploma or the General Educational Development certificate, better known as the GED. The question of whether to choose to earn your high school diploma or GED is often debated by students, but which is better?

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