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10 Secrets to Online Homeschool Success

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 25 September 2019. Posted in For Parents

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If you’re homeschooling your high school student online for the first time, you want to make sure that you set them up for success from the very beginning. Unlike traditional education, there’s a level of independence and freedom to how the school day is structured for both of you. Online lessons are available 24/7, your student can take exams and submit assignments when they feel ready to, and you can set a study-pace that suits them and their goals. But with so much freedom and no deadlines, it’s important to make sure your child is finishing their work and doing well in their online classes on a regular basis. To make sure they stay on track, try out these 10 secrets to success from day one.

5 Tricks to Motivate Your Student Through Back to School Season

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 03 September 2019. Posted in For Parents

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Whether you’ve been homeschooling your student for a while or this is the first year they’re learning outside of a traditional school setting, you want to make sure they stay on track to graduate. Keeping them motivated, especially when you have work and other responsibilities can feel like a full-time job. Here’s how to start them off on the right foot this back to school season!

How to Go Back to School as an Adult

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 20 August 2019. Posted in Adult Learner

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Back to school season isn’t just for young students attending traditional school. As an adult, having a high school diploma can make a difference to your earning potential as well as the range of jobs you’re qualified for. If you weren’t able to graduate in the past, you might worry that it’s too late. But, with James Madison’s online high school program, you can finish your diploma at any age - it’s never too late!

5 Reasons Online Homeschool is a Good Fit for Your Student

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 01 August 2019. Posted in For Parents

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You’re considering making a change and enrolling your child in an online homeschool for the first time, but you want to make sure you’re doing the right thing for them. Here’s how you can decide if online high school is the right fit for your student.

Do Online Students Have a Summer Break?

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 18 July 2019. Posted in Homeschooler

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Summer vacation means months away from school, sleeping in, and family trips for students who attend traditional schools. There are long days of swimming or relaxing, or adventures with friends. It’s something that every school-aged kid looks forward to! But if you’re an online high school student enrolled in a self-paced program, do you get a summer break? And what does that summer vacation mean for you?

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