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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.

5 Tricks to Motivate Your Student Through Back to School Season

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 03 September 2019. Posted in For Parents

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Whether you’ve been homeschooling your student for a while or this is the first year they’re learning outside of a traditional school setting, you want to make sure they stay on track to graduate. Keeping them motivated, especially when you have work and other responsibilities can feel like a full-time job. Here’s how to start them off on the right foot this back to school season!

5 Reasons Online Homeschool is a Good Fit for Your Student

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 01 August 2019. Posted in For Parents

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You’re considering making a change and enrolling your child in an online homeschool for the first time, but you want to make sure you’re doing the right thing for them. Here’s how you can decide if online high school is the right fit for your student.

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