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Demystifying the ACT for Students in Online High School Courses

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 05 November 2015. Posted in College Bound

Demystifying the ACT for Students in Online High School Courses

The ACT is national college admissions examination that assesses students' knowledge of English, mathematics, reading, and science. Students can take the ACT with or without the additional 40-minute writing test. The ACT tests students on what they are learning and is not an aptitude test. It's also one way for students to make themselves visible to colleges and scholarship agencies.

What to Expect from the SAT When Earning a High School Diploma Online

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 08 October 2015. Posted in College Bound, Helpful Tips

What to Expect from the SAT When Earning a High School Diploma Online

SAT tests the skills important for future success. Students typically take the SAT during the spring of junior year in high school, but can retake it the following fall to improve their score. It's usually easier to take the exam the second time because students are more familiar with the process. Here are ten of the most common questions students that students earning their high school diploma online ask about the SAT.

Planning for College? Complete This Checklist before Earning Your High School Diploma

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 24 September 2015. Posted in College Bound

Planning for College? Complete This Checklist before Earning Your High School Diploma

For seniors, with a little more hard work, a high school diploma is just around the corner. If you plan on continuing on with your education and going to college, one of the most important tasks you'll responsible for is completing applications. Keeping up with all of the requirements can be tricky, so having a plan in place is essential. Consider the following checklist designed to help you stay on top of things during senior year:

Countdown to College: 5 Ways to Prepare Yourself for College Life

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 26 August 2015. Posted in College Bound

Countdown to College: 5 Ways to Prepare Yourself for College Life

The countdown to your first day at college has begun! As each day brings you closer, it may feel like you were born ready for everything college has to offer. But the reality is that you will be exposed to many new experiences, especially if you earned your high school diploma online. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Tips for Parents - Teach Your Child to Budget

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 15 July 2015. Posted in College Bound, For Parents

Tips for Parents - Teach Your Child to Budget

As college applications are completed and acceptances begin to roll in for college-bound seniors, it’s time to consider college finances. What students learn at college goes beyond the classroom, and there are things you do, JMHS parents, to help your student make excellent grades in "Financing College 101." You should begin to budget as a team — or buddy budget, consider credit cards, encourage saving, and consider a collegiate job. Our online high school wants to support you as your child moves from high school to college.

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