For adult learners who left high school for one reason or another, we have great news: Obtaining your adult high school diplomas has never been easier or more stress-free than today! If looking back on your high school experience fills you with anxiety, let’s look at how choosing an online high school can help you overcome the three most common obstacles that may be holding you back from returning to earn your diploma.
Without a high school diploma, it can be hard to find well-paying work. Maybe you can relate to that fact on a personal level. And if you can’t get a job that pays more than minimum wage, how can you afford to pay for an online high school program?
You might be surprised to learn that online high school is more affordable than you imagine. Beyond the initial cost, though, you need to think about the long-term value of the education. Investing in a high school diploma represents an excellent strategy for increasing your earning power over the rest of your lifetime. And a diploma sets you up to pursue other educational opportunities, including associate and bachelor’s degrees. (Yes, those are within your reach!)
Like many adults, you probably work full-time to make ends meet. You may even work more than one job to support your family. That’s exactly why online high school makes so much sense for adults.
At James Madison High School, you can work at your own pace. It’s not like when you went to a brick-and-mortar school and had to be seated at your desk before the bell rang. No, you can choose when you want to “attend class,” whether it’s at 2:00 a.m. or at noon, when you get a lunch break. The beauty of online high school is that it puts you in control of the program. With no deadlines to stress over, you can study when you want, take tests when it suits you, and never worry about a teacher yelling at you for turning in your homework late.
Having children no doubt takes up a lot of your time, and if you also work you may feel there’s just no way you can squeeze in time to go to high school, online or not. But here’s a different way to think about the situation: Earning your high school diploma can actually improve your children’s health.
Sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? But several studies show that the children of parents who have a high school diploma enjoy better physical health than the kids of parents who never graduated.
And you can choose to make your online studies something you have in common with your kids. Set a study time at night for the family. Kids will feel important “working” alongside mom or dad, and you’re demonstrating to your family the value of commitment.
So don’t delay getting your high school diploma because you have kids. Instead, do it for them.
You probably have lots of questions about online high school, including how much it costs. (Hint: monthly payments go as low as $49 per month.) Talk to an admissions advisor today to get information that addresses all your questions and concerns. And we’ll “see” you in class!