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3 Great Options for Online Homeschooling Support

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Feb 3, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Coursework/GPA

The magic of the internet has dramatically increased the resources available to the average homeschooler. Through online homeschooling resources, homeschools can supplement their existing coursework, parents can get curriculum support, and students with irregular schedules can stay enrolled in high school!

In this complete guide to online homeschool, we’ll introduce online homeschooling, discuss the pros and cons to online homeschool, and go over the types of online homeschool and the benefits and drawbacks to each type. We’ll also provide examples of each type of program!

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What's the Best Foreign Language to Learn in High School?

Posted by Vero Lecocq | Aug 27, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

 Most students are faced at some point with deciding which foreign language to pursue. Some high schools offer many options while some offer only a few. Whatever the situation at your particular high school, the decision can feel very weighty: you're going to commit years of your life to learning a new form of communication, after all.

In this article, we'll explain how to determine the best foreign language to learn for you, such as your motivation and goals, along with some basic information on a few of the more common languages to learn.

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Hard High School: How It Affects Your College Chances

Posted by Vero Lecocq | Jul 30, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Coursework/GPA, College Info

Attending a tough high school can certainly affect some of your performance statistics. It's natural to wonder whether these shifts in your numbers are going to affect your chances of college admission. In this article, we cover what colleges are really concerned with when they look at your record, and we explain why you don't need to be worried if your high school is especially hard.

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Complete List of 100+ Free Online High Schools

Posted by Courtney Montgomery | Jul 22, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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Online high schools can be a way for students to take high school classes and graduate at their own pace, without having to adhere to strict schedules and the distractions of a traditional school. So if you feel that an in-person school isn't right for you for whatever reason, an online school might be the perfect fit. 

We’ll give you a list of all the (tuition free!) online high schools available in the United States, as well as how they work, and how and why an online high school could be right for you. So let's get started!

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AICE Diploma: What Is It? Should You Get One?

Posted by Vero Lecocq | Jul 1, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Coursework/GPA

There are several options for students who wish to accelerate to college-level learning during their high school years. There are AP classes, there's the IB program, and now there's the AICE Diploma. 

If you're not very familiar with the AICE program, never fear; this article will bring you up to speed. We'll cover what the diploma is and how you can get it, as well as the benefits of pursuing the program (including scholarships and college credit).

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How to Study Better in High School: 16 Expert Tips

Posted by Courtney Montgomery | Jun 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

Studying is about finding a right balance between concentration, understanding, retention, and rest. And, just like any task that taxes your energy—be it physical or mental—it is often just as difficult to get started as it is to engage in the task itself. 

But don't despair! Whether you need to study for just one test, or want to learn how to study over the long haul and retain a whole term's worth of information, we've got you covered. We’ll explain exactly how to study better, helping you revamp both your daily and long-term study habits and giving you the best study tips for managing your time and keeping your focus as you actually study. 

And, once you've mastered these study techniques, we’ll also show you how to prepare yourself for test day so you can do your very best when the chips are down. So let’s get to it!

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How to Improve Reading Comprehension: 8 Expert Tips

Posted by Courtney Montgomery | Jun 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

Reading is a skill many people take for granted, but the act of reading and properly comprehending a text is a complex and interactive process. It requires several different brain functions to work together and most often requires one to puzzle through multiple layers of context and meaning. 

Because reading comprehension is so complicated, we can often find ourselves understanding the most basic interpretation of a text, but missing the emotional core or the “big picture.” Or we might just find our brains spinning with no clue at all as to what a text is attempting to convey.

But luckily for everyone who struggles in English classes, on standardized tests, or in daily life, reading comprehension can be improved upon (and it’s never too late to start!). In this guide, I explain step-by-step how to improve reading comprehension over time and offer tips for boosting your understanding as you read.

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How to Prepare for Pre-Med in High School

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

Are you a high school student with dreams of studying pre-med in college and becoming a doctor? Maybe you’ve heard how difficult it can be to get into med school and are trying to plan ahead in order to raise your chances of acceptance? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

This guide will go over everything you can do in high school to make yourself more prepared to begin a pre-med program in college. I’ll go over the classes you should be taking, the extracurriculars you should be participating in, and what you need to be thinking about as a high school student.

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Important: Dangers of Ordering a Fake High School Diploma

Posted by Vero Lecocq | Jun 10, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Coursework/GPA

Fake high school diplomas are definitely out there. Whether you're thinking about purchasing one or doing your utmost to avoid ending up with just such a phony document, pause a moment and read this article. We'll cover reasons why a person might get a fake diploma, whether it's legal to get one, and how to make sure any document you obtain is the real deal, not a fake.

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The 31 Best Books to Read in High School

Posted by Vero Lecocq | Jun 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

 A huge number of books exist out there, ready and waiting for you to read them. Whether you prefer manga or ancient, epic poems, reading is great for all sorts of reasons.

What follows is a list of highly beneficial books to read in high school (or after!). These are remarkable books—books that made history, books that challenge societal perceptions of the world, and books that are quite simply interesting and moving. The books are presented in alphabetical order, and a short description is given for each book, as well an explanation of why it is worth reading.

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How to Get a 5.0 GPA: Expert Guide

Posted by Vero Lecocq | May 21, 2016 9:00:00 PM

Coursework/GPA

 In the increasingly competitive atmosphere of high school, you may be wondering how you can best all your classmates with a 5.0 GPA. It's a lofty goal, to be sure. In this article, we'll discuss why that goal is often impossible, or at least impractical, to meet, ways in which it may be possible to earn a 5.0, and what's really more important than a 5.0 GPA.

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Full Review: Stanford Online High School

Posted by Vero Lecocq | May 21, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Coursework/GPA

 If you're reading this article, you've probably heard of Stanford Online High School, but you may not know that much about it. In this guide, you'll find information on what Stanford Online High School is, who it's meant for, and some of the pros and cons of attending.

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What Is an Alternative High School? Is It Right for You?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 9, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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Will you be attending an alternative high school or are you wondering if it’s the right choice for you or your child? For some students, alternative high schools fit their personality and learning style much better than traditional high schools, and they can be a way for these students to achieve success.

What are alternative high schools? How are they different from traditional high schools? Is attending one the right choice for you? How can you find the right alternative high school? Read on for answers to each of these questions and more.

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How to Graduate High School Early: 5 Key Steps

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Feb 20, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Coursework/GPA

 

Are you a high school student who’s thinking about graduating early? Maybe you have an exciting internship offer, want to start college early, or are just interested in finishing high school faster. 

The good news is that graduating high school early is often not as challenging as people think. This guide will give you all the tips and information you need to know about how to graduate from high school early in an easy and hassle-free way, and it will help you decide if graduating early is the right decision for you.

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How to Transfer High Schools: A Complete Guide

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 28, 2016 7:30:00 PM

Coursework/GPA

Are you transferring high schools or will be transferring soon? Are you wondering how this will affect your high school transcripts, when you'll graduate, and how schools view your college applications? Then this guide is for you!

Read on to learn how to transfer high schools, what it means for your future, and the steps you can take in order to make this process as smooth and easy as possible.

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