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What’s the difference between homeschool and online school?

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 19 August 2020. Posted in For Parents, Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

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Homeschool and online learning are becoming increasingly popular options for parents in our busy world. But homeschooling may seem intimidating: is there enough time in the day to work and be your child’s teacher? With advancing technology, it’s easier than ever to learn outside of a traditional classroom. James Madison High School offers affordable online options that can make learning from home easy for your student and you.

What to Do if You Don’t Want to Send Your Kids to School in a Pandemic

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. Posted in For Parents, Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

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For the last few months, COVID-19 has affected all of us, including parents and students. One of the biggest decisions parents will make during this pandemic involves the upcoming school year. Many schools across the country are opting to reopen, a concern for parents who aren’t yet sure in-person classes are a safe option for their student. If you’re not comfortable sending your child back to a brick-and-mortar school, don’t worry: you have online options.

A Parent’s Guide to Online Homeschool

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 05 August 2020. Posted in For Parents

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As a new school year approaches, many parents are struggling to decide whether to send their students back to school or enroll them in a homeschooling program. While traditional high schools are putting social distancing measures in place to aid in the safety of teachers and students during the pandemic, you might still have reasonable concerns about the health of your children in a public school setting. You’ve thought about homeschooling, but you’re not sure how to go about it. What’s the right move for your student and your family? As you’re considering the pros and cons of each option, take a look at this guide to online homeschooling for parents to help you decide if James Madison High School could be the best fit for helping your student complete their education.

How Does Online Homeschool Work?

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 20 December 2019. Posted in For Parents, Homeschooler

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Online homeschooling your student often works similarly to traditional homeschooling. Your child will study the same subjects students in a public school setting learn, but in the more comfortable environment of your home. The biggest difference is often that, when using an online school, you don’t have to play the role of teacher for your student. While you can act as support, study buddy, and task manager by encouraging your child to ask for help and stay on track with their studies, you don’t have to stress about making sure you’re teaching them the right subjects. But before you are ready to sign your child up for online homeschool, here’s what you should know about how it works.

10 Secrets to Online Homeschool Success

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 25 September 2019. Posted in For Parents

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If you’re homeschooling your high school student online for the first time, you want to make sure that you set them up for success from the very beginning. Unlike traditional education, there’s a level of independence and freedom to how the school day is structured for both of you. Online lessons are available 24/7, your student can take exams and submit assignments when they feel ready to, and you can set a study-pace that suits them and their goals. But with so much freedom and no deadlines, it’s important to make sure your child is finishing their work and doing well in their online classes on a regular basis. To make sure they stay on track, try out these 10 secrets to success from day one.

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