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6 Benefits of Attending Online High School

Written by Nicole Dalbo on Wednesday, 22 December 2021. Posted in Helpful Tips

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Going from a traditional high school to an online high school can be a big jump if you don’t know what to expect. Luckily, some of those unknowns are benefits. Earning your high school diploma online can allow you to learn on your terms and reach your goals on your schedule! Learn how going to an online school like James Madison High School can be a flexible, affordable, and convenient option.

1. Take classes on a flexible schedule

Life is busy. Whether it’s work, looking after your family, or whatever else life throws your way, it can be tough to make time to earn your diploma with a traditional high school class schedule. An online high school, however, can provide you with the flexibility to accomplish what you need to do, and still allow you to work on getting your diploma at the same time. Work on your lessons for a few minutes, or a few hours—as long as you have a device with internet, your lessons are available wherever and whenever you want!

 2. Dedicate more time to your subjects

Have you ever felt that if you only just had a little bit more time to look over your lesson that you could really ace that exam? With the flexibility of an online education, you can dedicate as much time as you need to really master those tough subjects. Go at your own pace and conquer your schoolwork so that you’re not moving on before you’re ready. Take advantage of the extra time to read up on what you don’t understand or check in with one of our Academic Advisors and get the help you need.

And hey, that extra time you spent studying might result in a great grade!

3. Explore new academic topics

Besides allowing you to earn your high school diploma at home, around your schedule, going to school with James Madison can also allow you to explore new interests! You can even target your education to your interests and your desired career. Choose from a variety of concentrations such as Vet Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Electrical, and more. Once you graduate, you will also receive a certificate showing that you completed your pathway, which can give you a head start on gaining needed skills if you decide to pursue that path!

On the other hand, maybe college is your next step. No problem. James Madison’s College Prep Diploma track is designed for students looking to further their education after high school. This challenging education will help prepare students for college even in their home school setting.

If neither of these options suit you, the General Diploma has a variety of electives to choose from to really make your learning experience personalized to you. From Nutrition, Accounting, or maybe even Spanish, take whatever interests you and really own your educational journey.

4. Earn money while taking classes online

Because you create your schedule at JMHS, it’s possible to work a full or part-time job and still be able to take your classes. No longer will you have to choose between sacrificing your job to further your education. Save up for your future, pay your bills, and have money for yourself while balancing work and school.

5. Online high school is affordable

When it comes to your education, you don’t need to break the bank. Low monthly payment plans with 0% interest make JMHS super affordable and budget friendly. Don’t worry about buying your textbooks, either—all your reading materials are included in the price of tuition! Even better, you’ll also be able to save money by not having to purchase notebooks, pens, binders, backpacks, or a whole back-to-school wardrobe.

6. Graduate quickly

Whether you’re looking to go into higher education or start a career right after high school, don’t let a traditional four-year high school hold you back. Dedicating more time to your studies means you can finish high school faster than a traditional four-year high school. With self-paced courses, you aren’t restricted by class time limits if you have the drive to keep going forward! Depending on your goals, schedule, and study time, you can even graduate in as few as six months!

Own your education with JMHS

Whether you’re an adult learner who didn’t have the opportunity to finish your diploma or a traditional student or parent looking for a recognized online homeschool, JMHS can help you prepare to reach your goals through an accredited education – all from home! To learn more about enrolling with JMHS, reach out to an Admissions Specialist today at .

About the Author

Nicole Dalbo

Nicole Dalbo

Nicole Dalbo studied English Literature with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Scranton and is currently working toward her MS in Marketing. When she isn’t writing, Nicole can be found watching the newest Marvel movie, baking something sweet, or jamming out to live music.