There are many reasons why you may not have finished high school, but that doesn’t mean any of them need to hold you back. At James Madison High School, your age doesn’t matter. You can start and finish a high school program as an adult learner. Keep reading to learn more.
One of the most important things to have today is a high school diploma. High school graduates typically earn more than their counterparts who don’t have one, and it’s a requirement if you’re looking to enter any form of higher education. Though national graduation rates have improved in recent years, life often throws curveballs at us which prevent some people from finishing their high school degree on a traditional timetable. However, that doesn’t mean you’ve missed your opportunity and can’t complete high school at all. At James Madison High School, your age doesn’t matter. You can start and finish a high school program as an adult learner.
While the idea of returning to high school as an adult may seem intimidating, you have a support system behind you through your teachers, Student Services, and the Student Community. Here, you’ll find many students and alumni with similar stories, experiences, and situations who are on a similar path to your own, lending you support and encouragement throughout your studies.
Completing your high school degree or equivalent (like a GED) is a personal and important decision, so you need to know you’re making the right choice for yourself and your family. As an adult learner, you may have a job, children, and other responsibilities that come first. Having to work around these responsibilities can make online school an attractive option, but some potential students are still uncertain it’s the right choice for them. Some of the benefits of James Madison include:
Depending on when you last attended high school, you might even be able receive credit from previously completed classes through our credit recovery option, or by transferring previously taken credits into JMHS, making your journey towards a diploma even more manageable.
No matter what your situation is, JMHS is here to help you succeed. We also offer monthly tuition payment plans to ensure that finances don’t have to hold you back from reaching your goals. So, if you’re ready to forge ahead and open new opportunities with a high school degree, enroll online today or call our Admissions Team at to learn about our high school program options.