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Why Online High School Is so Much Fun When You Bring a Friend Along

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 28 March 2018. Posted in Helpful Tips, Just for Fun

Why Online High School Is so Much Fun When You Bring a Friend Along

Are you thinking about enrolling in an online high school to earn your high school diploma? Virtual high school is a great way to learn from the comfort of your home with academic advisors who care about your success. It's even better when you bring a friend along.

Why Parents Shouldn't Be Afraid of Virtual High School for Their Kids

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 20 March 2018. Posted in For Parents, Helpful Tips

Why Parents Shouldn't Be Afraid of Virtual High School for Their Kids

Are you the parent of a typical teen who spends hours holed up in his room amid ever-growing mounds of laundry and snack wrappers, playing on the computer? With all the warnings about limiting screen time, you may be wondering if a virtual high school is such a good idea after all. To demonstrate the value of online education, here's a little true-and-false quiz on the myths and facts about remote learning.

12 Interview Tips After Earning an Adult High School Diploma

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 14 March 2018. Posted in Adult Learner, Helpful Tips

Interview Tips After Earning an Adult High School Diploma

BOOM! You just earned your adult high school diploma (or you're counting down the days until you do). You've been busy updating your resume, searching job listings, and filling out more applications then you knew existed. Then, as you're logging out of Indeed for what feels like the millionth time, your phone beeps with an email from a would-be employer wanting to schedule an interview. It’s normal to feel both excited and stressed. Here are some tips to help you calm the butterflies and nail the interview.

How to Detect Signs of Bullying

Written by James Madison High School on Monday, 12 March 2018. Posted in For Parents

Why Online High School Is so Much Fun When You Bring a Friend Along

With between one-quarter and one-third of U.S. children admitting to being bullied, it’s no wonder parents are concerned. Many of these parents are opting to enroll their teen in a virtual high school. Often, young adults who feel alienated among their peers thrive in an online academic environment. But because bullied teens often hesitate to confide in an adult, parents should be on the lookout for indicators in their child’s behavior that something may be wrong. Being schooled in the signs of bullying can help you take steps to intervene.

Tina’s Story: How A High School Diploma For Adults Changed My Life

Written by James Madison High School on Monday, 05 March 2018. Posted in Adult Learner, Success Stories

Single Mom of 5 Earns High School Diploma for Adults

Sometimes life just happens and, before you know it, you’ve tucked away your dreams. Maybe you think the  time to make those dreams come true has come and gone. James Madison High School (JMHS) graduate Tina V. was one of those people. But after love, dropping out of high school, five children, and a divorce, Tina felt something missing from her life. She knew she was meant for more but, in order to make her dreams come true, Tina faced what seemed like a tremendous obstacle: she needed to earn her high school diploma. Fortunately, in her search for an online high school, she found JMHS. Below, in her own words, is Tina’s experience earning her high school diploma for adults and the positive changes having her high school degree has made in her life.

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