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James Madison High School Blog

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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!

Is a High School Diploma Important? (A Realistic Look)

Written by Nicole Dalbo on Friday, 06 January 2023. Posted in Helpful Tips

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If you haven’t earned your high school diploma yet, you might be asking yourself, “Do I even need a high school diploma? Why is it important?” While the answer is different for everyone, a diploma can definitely help you on your journey to success. From earning potential, career opportunity outlooks, and finding out if you’re eligible to finish high school—here’s what you need to know about getting your high school diploma and what it may mean for you.

What Is The Difference Between JMHS’s General, College Prep, and Career Pathway Diplomas?

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 06 January 2023. Posted in Adult Learner, Traditional Students

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Earning your high school diploma can help you prepare for opportunities in the workforce, the military, or college and training programs. Whether you’re a traditional student or an adult learner, online high school could be the best fit for you to reach your goals. Besides being self-paced, allowing you to study when and where you want, James Madison’s online high school diploma program offers several tracks to choose from so you can focus on getting the education you need to start preparing for life after high school. But which diploma option should you choose? What’s the difference between them? Here’s everything you need to know to help you figure out the right fit for you.

How to Decide Which High School Electives to Take?

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 06 January 2023. Posted in Adult Learner, College Bound, Traditional Students

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Deciding which high school electives you should take involves knowing what your school offers, what your goals are after high school, and how rigorous you want your courses to be. Electives may seem less important than your core classes, but depending on what you want to do after high school, they can help prepare you for your next move. Here’s why electives are important and how to decide which classes are right for you.

How to Transfer High School Credits to JMHS

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 05 January 2023. Posted in Traditional Students

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If you’ve completed some high school courses but think a flexible online high school program is the right fit for you to earn your diploma, you may be concerned about having to start fresh and retake classes you’ve already passed. With your official transcripts from your previous school in hand, however, you can potentially pick up right where you left off. Transferring your credits to James Madison can help you take the next step toward graduation and your future. Here’s how to get started.

High School Education with No Age Limit

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Wednesday, 04 January 2023. Posted in Adult Learner, Helpful Tips

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There are many reasons why you may not have finished high school, but that doesn’t mean any of them need to hold you back. At James Madison High School, your age doesn’t matter. You can start and finish a high school program as an adult learner. Keep reading to learn more.

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