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How to Decide Which High School Electives to Take?

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted in Adult Learner, College Bound, Homeschooler

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Deciding which high school electives you should take involves knowing what your school offers, what your goals are after high school, and how rigorous you want your courses to be. Electives may seem less important than your core classes, but depending on what you want to do after high school, they can help prepare you for your next move. Here’s why electives are important and how to decide which classes are right for you.

How Do High School Transfer Credits Work?

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Posted in Adult Learner, Homeschooler

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Earning your diploma is essential to finding a job and pursuing a college degree or career after graduation. Traditional high school - going to a physical school every day, sitting in a classroom with other students in your grade - isn’t going to work for you, though. So, the next step is searching for a homeschooling or online option. You don’t want to start from the beginning; the thought of repeating things you’ve completed seems frustrating. With transfer credits, however, you can pick up where you left off! Here’s what you need to know about transferring your credits to James Madison High School.

Do Online Students Have a Summer Break?

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 18 July 2019. Posted in Homeschooler

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Summer vacation means months away from school, sleeping in, and family trips for students who attend traditional schools. There are long days of swimming or relaxing, or adventures with friends. It’s something that every school-aged kid looks forward to! But if you’re an online high school student enrolled in a self-paced program, do you get a summer break? And what does that summer vacation mean for you?

Online Homeschool Can Work for Any Learning Style

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 11 July 2019. Posted in Homeschooler

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Online learning is more accepted than ever as a solution for adults and traditional students to complete their diploma or degree on their schedule, but you may be worried it’s not for you. However, online learning isn’t just for one type of person or one learning style. It can work for everyone, including you! Here’s how you can adapt the way you learn best to help you prepare to excel in your online high school diploma.

How to Prepare for Life After High School

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 28 June 2019. Posted in Homeschooler

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You’re working toward finishing your high school studies and are counting down the days until you close out this chapter of your life. You’re ready to begin the next adventure and you’ve started mapping out that story in quiet moments when you dream of what your future will be like. Here’s how to prepare for your post-high school journey.

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