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In traditional public schools there are few options to allow students to study subjects their own way. There are set daily schedules, with certain coursework and assignments needing completion by a specific date, with little to no flexibility. This can cause stress for students who struggle to meet assigned deadlines, making them lose confidence in their abilities. With online school, students set their own pace, choosing how and when studying works best for them.
There are a number of reasons why a student might find studying at their own pace to be more useful than studying on a traditional high school schedule. Whether it’s learning style or lifestyle, self-paced studies like JMHS’s High School Diploma programs offer more options to students which, in turn, can help them excel in their studies where they may have previously struggled. Some reasons a student might prefer working at their own pace include:
Self-paced means just that: you set the pace to learn and complete your courses. Because every student is working through their own individual schedules and to their own strengths, deadlines don’t exist for classes or assignments. It’s all up to the student. This means there’s no need to feel the pressure to keep up with peers. When a student feels confident that they understand the lessons, they then can progress to tests and assignments; not a minute before they are ready. However, with this flexibility comes the need for a lot of self-discipline and a good support person. If they can stay determined and on track, self-paced online learning can make a difference not only in their grades, but also in their self-confidence.
No matter what schedule or style of learning works for your student, James Madison can help them learn at a pace that suits them most. Learn more by calling an Admissions Advisor at or enroll online today.