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So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling?

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 04 May 2018. Posted in Homeschooler

So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling?

Doesn’t it seem like everyone is homeschooling? And if they’re not, they’re thinking about it or their kids are begging them to think about it?

There’s a reason it seems that way. The most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education estimates 1.8 million 5- to 17-year-old students were homeschooled for the 2011-2012 school year. (It’s worth nothing, the highest percentage were high schoolers.) Obviously, that’s not everyone. But it’s not an insignificant number, especially considering the number of homeschoolers in the U.S. increased by nearly 1 million between 1999 and 2011.

How to Earn High School Credits Fast

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Posted in College Bound, For Parents

How to Earn High School Credits Fast

Are you looking for a quick way to make up some high school credits over the summer?

Online high school is perfect for that!

Our individual courses are a popular solution for students from traditional high schools who need to make the most of summer break. The self-paced, online format easily fits into a summer schedule that’s filled with family vacations, summer jobs, and other adventures that would otherwise be co-opted by required attendance at a brick-and-mortar summer school location. But, the very best part? A course may be completed in as few as 6 weeks–how’s that for fast?

5 Reasons to Go for an Online High School Diploma Versus the GED

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Posted in Adult Learner, For Parents

5 Reasons to Go for an Online High School Diploma Versus the GED

You’ve got your reasons for not going the traditional high school diploma route. Maybe you were forced to drop out of high school years ago or are still of high school age (up to 21 in most states) but not into it. But here you are, poking around online to find out whether it’s worth your time and energy to get your high school diploma, after all.

A high school diploma is about preparing you for the future you aspire to reach. Read on for the five reasons you might want to consider an online high school diploma instead of just taking a test.

Online High School Students: You Can Qualify for Micro-Scholarships to College

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. Posted in College Bound, Homeschooler

Online High School Students: You Can Qualify for Micro-Scholarships to College

It’s a hot topic on the minds of all college-bound online, homeschool, and traditional high school students (and their parents): “How will I pay for college?”

What You Didn’t Know About a High School Homeschool Curriculum

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 03 April 2018. Posted in Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

What You Didn’t Know About a High School Homeschool Curriculum

No doubt you've heard statements like these about kids who are homeschooled:

  • They're isolated...
  • They're weird...
  • They're not ready for college...

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