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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!

How Can A High School Diploma Help In Your Job Search

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in Adult Learner

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Having a high school diploma can help you meet the basic requirements for many in-demand careers and allow you to take the next steps toward securing a job you’re interested in. With a few exceptions, most employers today are unlikely to even consider an application from someone who doesn’t meet their minimum education requirements. But besides getting your application to the next stage of the hiring process, completing your high school diploma has other benefits that can make a positive impression when you’re applying to jobs, from helping you develop problem-solving skills to building your understanding of the basic math and reading you’ll use every day.

5 Ways to Shake Up Your Homeschooler’s Study Sessions

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 10 April 2020. Posted in Homeschooler

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Homeschooling offers an independent, self-paced education for students who may not thrive in a public school environment or who want the option to finish high school on their terms. But completing classwork and studying only at home—especially during a pandemic that keeps everyone inside—can start to feel like being stuck in a rut for your student. Without a change of scenery, they can get bored and find it harder to focus. Shaking up their study sessions can help them get back on track and excited to learn, but what can you do when the world is practicing social distancing? Here are five ideas to get started!

Tips to Balance Work and School

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. Posted in Adult Learner

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As an adult learner, school isn’t your only priority. While you know you need to finish your high school diploma, you also need to work, spend time with family, and try to squeeze in some downtime for yourself. Staying on track with all of your responsibilities can be a job in itself but with a little planning, balancing work, school, and your life is doable. Here’s how to get started.

Why Should I Homeschool My Child?

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 11 March 2020. Posted in Homeschooler

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Parents have made the decision to homeschool their children for a variety of reasons over the years, from wanting to avoid overcrowded public schools to providing an education at a pace that works best for their student’s needs. And with the advances in technology over the last decade, homeschooling has become easier than ever, allowing busy parents to ensure their student has access to education, teachers, and other resources online. If you’ve been considering transferring your high schooler to a homeschool environment, an online option like James Madison High School could be the right fit. Here’s why homeschooling your child is an option worth exploring and what you should know about online options.

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 JMHS Graduation

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 03 March 2020. Posted in Homeschooler

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Graduating from high school is a big milestone and it deserves to be celebrated! Whether you’re a traditional student graduating on time or a little early, or an adult learner who just had the opportunity to complete their high school diploma, you’ve accomplished something huge. As an online high school graduate, though, you may not be sure how to celebrate your success. But did you know that James Madison High School has a graduation ceremony that allows you to share your achievement with family, friends, teachers, and fellow grads? Here’s everything you should know to prepare for the 2020 ceremony.

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