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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.

Online learning can be a great alternative for those who aren’t willing to risk their student’s health. Your child will study the same subjects they would in a brick-and-mortar public school, but from the comfort and safety of their home. They can choose when and how much time they spend learning and preparing for exams while still meeting the same common core standards expected from in-person instruction.

What are your options for online learning?

James Madison High School offers three different pathways for your high school student to learn in a flexible, affordable, safe online option.

  • General Diploma Track. In our diploma track, students partake in common core courses like English, math, science, and history as well as selecting elective courses from over 12 different choices.
  • College Prep Track. Similar to the General Diploma Track, the College Prep Track offers more academically challenging courses and options for electives for those students preparing to continue on to four-year colleges and universities.
  • Career Pathway Track. The Career Pathway track offers the same common core course standards as the General and College Prep tracks while also offering elective options that are specific to your child’s career goals or interests.

Is online learning right for my child?

Switching from in-person learning to online learning might seem like a big change, but it can work for almost any student. In addition to being able to work at their own pace, James Madison provides academic advisors as well as teachers and learning advocates to support students throughout the learning process. They will guide your child via phone, email, or online chat through curriculum that meets state standards as well as national standards.

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To take the next steps towards a safe and flexible high school education, call a James Madison High School Admissions Specialist today at .

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