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5 tips to get you in the mood to study

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Wednesday, 21 October 2020. Posted in Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

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Studying: an integral part of education, but not always fun. Even the best students with great work ethics can sometimes struggle with getting their mind into the right space. They can be easily distracted, have other things to think about, dislike the material, or just simply lack motivation. So, what do you do to get yourself in the mood to study? Here are five helpful tips.

How to Start Building Your Resume in High School

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Wednesday, 07 October 2020. Posted in College Bound, Helpful Tips

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When you think of a resume, you associate it with job searches. You might think of people starting a job for the first time after college or in the middle of their careers, looking for a change. While that’s still true, resumes can be useful for more than just adults on the job hunt. With teens having more responsibility and trying to enter competitive programs, high school is actually a great time to get started working on yours.

Why create a study plan?

Written by Nicole Krempasky on Thursday, 24 September 2020. Posted in For Parents, Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

Weekly planner.

Even the most responsible kids can sometimes need a little help getting organized. When your child is completing their schoolwork at home and on their own schedule, maintaining structure becomes even more important. Study plans can put (and keep) them on the right path for success. A study plan will not only ensure that the work gets done, but also make your child’s leisure time more enjoyable because they won’t be worrying that they’ve forgotten to do something important.

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.

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