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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 does having a friend along for the ride in an online high school setting make sense? Let's take a look.

Staying Motivated

When you want to make sure you're staying on track, having a pal to encourage you and keep you motivated, especially when things get challenging, makes a lot of sense. Together, you can set shared goals and help keep each other accountable for your work and progress.

Two Heads Are Better Than One

Whether adult or  teen, it always helps to have a study buddy.  You'll be able to collaborate on quizzes and assignments and pool your insights to drive each others’ success!

Better Learning and Retention

You and your online high school friend can study together, preparing assignments and helping each other understand new concepts. Often when you study with someone, you better hone your understanding of information and hold on to that information for longer.

New Perspectives

People do not learn the same way.  One of the best things about learning with with a friend is that you begin to see and appreciate new approaches to solving problems and learning information. New perspectives help you improve at critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and idea generation.

Shared Resources

When you have a friend with you pursuing a high school diploma, you can share resources. Whether it's articles or insights about what you're studying,  collaboration helps both of you master the material better and get the most out of the experience. Sharing resources can even mean sharing a babysitter if you’re an adult high school learner, or sharing study snacks (brownies, anyone?) for all ages!

Teach Each Other

Every once in awhile, you might be working on something that just isn't sinking in. That's one situation where having a friend really helps. Your partner in education may be able to explain an idea or concept to you, and vice versa, that helps both of you get the most out of your education.

Stronger Bonds

After participating in online high school together, you're likely to have a closer relationship with your friend that comes from the  shared experience of learning and discovering together. What a gift!

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