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How to Earn High School Credits Fast

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Posted in College Bound, For Parents

How to Earn High School Credits Fast

Are you looking for a quick way to make up some high school credits over the summer?

Online high school is perfect for that!

Our individual courses are a popular solution for students from traditional high schools who need to make the most of summer break. The self-paced, online format easily fits into a summer schedule that’s filled with family vacations, summer jobs, and other adventures that would otherwise be co-opted by required attendance at a brick-and-mortar summer school location. But, the very best part? A course may be completed in as few as 6 weeks–how’s that for fast?

5 Reasons to Go for an Online High School Diploma Versus the GED

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Posted in Adult Learner, For Parents

5 Reasons to Go for an Online High School Diploma Versus the GED

You’ve got your reasons for not going the traditional high school diploma route. Maybe you were forced to drop out of high school years ago or are still of high school age (up to 21 in most states) but not into it. But here you are, poking around online to find out whether it’s worth your time and energy to get your high school diploma, after all.

A high school diploma is about preparing you for the future you aspire to reach. Read on for the five reasons you might want to consider an online high school diploma instead of just taking a test.

Why Parents Shouldn't Be Afraid of Virtual High School for Their Kids

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 20 March 2018. Posted in For Parents, Helpful Tips

Why Parents Shouldn't Be Afraid of Virtual High School for Their Kids

Are you the parent of a typical teen who spends hours holed up in his room amid ever-growing mounds of laundry and snack wrappers, playing on the computer? With all the warnings about limiting screen time, you may be wondering if a virtual high school is such a good idea after all. To demonstrate the value of online education, here's a little true-and-false quiz on the myths and facts about remote learning.

How to Detect Signs of Bullying

Written by James Madison High School on Monday, 12 March 2018. Posted in For Parents

Why Online High School Is so Much Fun When You Bring a Friend Along

With between one-quarter and one-third of U.S. children admitting to being bullied, it’s no wonder parents are concerned. Many of these parents are opting to enroll their teen in a virtual high school. Often, young adults who feel alienated among their peers thrive in an online academic environment. But because bullied teens often hesitate to confide in an adult, parents should be on the lookout for indicators in their child’s behavior that something may be wrong. Being schooled in the signs of bullying can help you take steps to intervene.

Dealing with a Bully? Virtual High School Offers Options for Your Child

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 15 February 2018. Posted in For Parents

Virtual High School Offers Options for Dealing with Bullying

According to government statistics, “...between 1 in 4 and 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied at school.” That’s over 10 million students. Most of this bullying takes place on school grounds, whether it’s the cafeteria, the gym, the hallway, the parking lot or even on the school bus. While school administrators and state and local lawmakers are working hard to prevent and stop bullying, if your child is facing emotional or physical battery, an immediate option is to enroll your child in a virtual high school.

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