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Adult Learner

What Is The Difference Between JMHS’s General, College Prep, and Career Pathway Diplomas?

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 15 July 2020. Posted in Adult Learner, Homeschooler

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Earning your high school diploma can help you prepare for opportunities in the workforce, the military, or college and training programs. Whether you’re a homeschooler or an adult learner, online high school could be the best fit for you to reach your goals. Besides being self-paced, allowing you to study when and where you want, James Madison’s online high school diploma program offers several tracks to choose from so you can focus on getting the education you need to start preparing for life after high school. But which diploma option should you choose? What’s the difference between them? Here’s everything you need to know to help you figure out the right fit for you.

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.

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.

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.

How Do High School Transfer Credits Work?

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Posted in Adult Learner, Homeschooler

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Earning your diploma is essential to finding a job and pursuing a college degree or career after graduation. Traditional high school - going to a physical school every day, sitting in a classroom with other students in your grade - isn’t going to work for you, though. So, the next step is searching for a homeschooling or online option. You don’t want to start from the beginning; the thought of repeating things you’ve completed seems frustrating. With transfer credits, however, you can pick up where you left off! Here’s what you need to know about transferring your credits to James Madison High School.

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