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5 Ways to Shake Up Your Homeschooler’s Study Sessions

Written by James Madison High School on Friday, 10 April 2020. Posted in Homeschooler

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Homeschooling offers an independent, self-paced education for students who may not thrive in a public school environment or who want the option to finish high school on their terms. But completing classwork and studying only at home—especially during a pandemic that keeps everyone inside—can start to feel like being stuck in a rut for your student. Without a change of scenery, they can get bored and find it harder to focus. Shaking up their study sessions can help them get back on track and excited to learn, but what can you do when the world is practicing social distancing? Here are five ideas to get started!

Why Should I Homeschool My Child?

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 11 March 2020. Posted in Homeschooler

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Parents have made the decision to homeschool their children for a variety of reasons over the years, from wanting to avoid overcrowded public schools to providing an education at a pace that works best for their student’s needs. And with the advances in technology over the last decade, homeschooling has become easier than ever, allowing busy parents to ensure their student has access to education, teachers, and other resources online. If you’ve been considering transferring your high schooler to a homeschool environment, an online option like James Madison High School could be the right fit. Here’s why homeschooling your child is an option worth exploring and what you should know about online options.

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 JMHS Graduation

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 03 March 2020. Posted in Homeschooler

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Graduating from high school is a big milestone and it deserves to be celebrated! Whether you’re a traditional student graduating on time or a little early, or an adult learner who just had the opportunity to complete their high school diploma, you’ve accomplished something huge. As an online high school graduate, though, you may not be sure how to celebrate your success. But did you know that James Madison High School has a graduation ceremony that allows you to share your achievement with family, friends, teachers, and fellow grads? Here’s everything you should know to prepare for the 2020 ceremony.

How to Transfer High School Credits to JMHS

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Posted in Homeschooler

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If you’ve completed some high school courses, but think a flexible online high school program is the right fit for you to earn your diploma, you may be concerned about having to start fresh and retake classes you’ve already passed. With your official transcripts from your previous school in hand, however, you can potentially pick up right where you left off. Transferring your credits to James Madison can help you take the next step toward graduation and your future. Here’s how to get started.

How to Apply to College with a JMHS Diploma

Written by James Madison High School on Monday, 03 February 2020. Posted in College Bound, Homeschooler

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What comes next after high school? Whether you’re just starting your James Madison journey or you’re wrapping up your last few classes, deciding what to do after graduation can feel stressful. Besides having to decide what you want to do for a career and where you want to go for college, understanding how to apply to the schools you’re interested in with an online high school diploma seems complicated. It doesn’t have to! Here’s what you should know about applying to colleges after your James Madison graduation.

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