Online high school is a great way to earn your high school diploma and live a better, opportunity filled life. But if you’re going to do something, why not do it well?
We’ve put together a few tips on how you can be a better online student. Much like with traditional high schools, grades still matter. If you’re planning on continuing your education after high school, you’ll want to do a good job.
Luckily, online high school enables you to do your schooling on your terms, increasing your chances of success.
So without further ado, here are our tips for succeeding at online high school.
1. Choose the Right School
Deciding to attend an online high school is a great choice…as long as that school is accredited. If it’s not, then any classes you take there don’t mean anything in the eyes of employers and colleges. Excel High School is fully accredited, meaning the diploma our students earn is as good as any high school diploma out there.
You’ll also want to pick a school with a good variety of courses being offered. You can view our course list here.
2. Stay on Schedule
One of the major benefits of online high school is doing your schooling according to your own schedule. This is also one of its major deterrents. It can be easy to let your work pile up till the last minute.
If you wish to get the best educational experience, we strongly recommend staying ahead of schedule.
With online high school, you have the opportunity to get things done earlier and faster, freeing up your schedule and making your life easier. This also allows you to spend more time on subjects you really like or show interest in.
3. Remove Distractions
We get it; the online world is filled with endless distractions. When you’re doing your online schooling, it can be hard to stay focused. Keeping on task is your responsibility.
We recommend setting up personal boundaries. Don’t let yourself open any non-school related tabs when you’re working on a class. If you can, go as far as turning your phone off. Whatever you can do to keep yourself zoned in, the better.
Try playing some music in the background. Studies have shown that music improves concentration.
4. Use Your Resources
Just because your teacher isn’t standing in front of you doesn’t mean you can’t ask them a question. Don’t hesitate to contact your teacher when you are confused or need further assistance. You also have the entire internet at your fingertips.
Do research. Learn more.
5. Be Social
Since you’re essentially doing your schooling by yourself, it’s important to maintain physical social interaction with the rest of the world. This can be done in numerous ways.
If you’re still of high school age, you should be able to be involved in the extracurricular activities in your area.
Or, you can take your computer to a coffee shop/restaurant/etc. and do your school work there. This helps you feel like you’re not in it alone.
Also, talk to people about school! Tell them what you’re learning, what you like, what you don’t like. Whether it’s friends, family, or coworkers, talk to people about your school work. It will help you remember and process information better.
And it will make school seem more exciting.