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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 to Transfer High School Credits to JMHS

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Posted in Homeschooler

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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.

How to Apply to College with a JMHS Diploma

Written by James Madison High School on Monday, 03 February 2020. Posted in College Bound, Homeschooler

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What comes next after high school? Whether you’re just starting your James Madison journey or you’re wrapping up your last few classes, deciding what to do after graduation can feel stressful. Besides having to decide what you want to do for a career and where you want to go for college, understanding how to apply to the schools you’re interested in with an online high school diploma seems complicated. It doesn’t have to! Here’s what you should know about applying to colleges after your James Madison graduation.

How to Decide What to Do After Graduation

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 16 January 2020. Posted in College Bound, Homeschooler

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As you get closer to finishing high school, people can’t seem to stop asking “what do you plan to do with the rest of your life?” That’s a big question to answer. It can even be a little scary - if what you choose to do after high school decides the rest of your life, will a “mistake’ set you back? Before going into a full-on panic about what will happen after graduation, here’s how you can start deciding what you want to do when you finish your diploma.

How Does Online Homeschool Work?

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 20 December 2019. Posted in For Parents, Homeschooler

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Online homeschooling your student often works similarly to traditional homeschooling. Your child will study the same subjects students in a public school setting learn, but in the more comfortable environment of your home. The biggest difference is often that, when using an online school, you don’t have to play the role of teacher for your student. While you can act as support, study buddy, and task manager by encouraging your child to ask for help and stay on track with their studies, you don’t have to stress about making sure you’re teaching them the right subjects. But before you are ready to sign your child up for online homeschool, here’s what you should know about how it works.

How to Decide Which High School Electives to Take?

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted in Adult Learner, College Bound, Homeschooler

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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.

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