The first day of school is moments away, but administrators around the country are facing a big snag: Missing Staff. The National Center for Education Statistics found in March of 2022 that 44% of public schools were facing full- or part-time teaching vacancies.
Teachers all have different styles of teaching, just as students all have different styles of learning. As a student, while you don’t have control over how the content is provided to you, you do have control over how you learn it. Learning is active! That means that while you might have the content laid out in front of you or presented in a video, you have to do what it takes to actually learn the material.
You only have to recognize how many memes are made and shared about procrastination to know that it’s a pretty prevalent issue for most people. But why do you procrastinate and how can you overcome the tendency to put things off until you’re so anxious and frantic that you have to get your schoolwork done? […]
Students in an online academic program have many advantages compared to students within the tight schedule and restrictions of a traditional, in-person school. You get to determine your own schedule, experience travel, and pursue your own interests. You can work through your program at your own pace and explore the world around you. But one thing that can be tricky is figuring out how to stay on track. How can you stay motivated in your online classes?
With the popularity of online schools today, gone are the days of cramming family time and trips into the small window when everyone is available. It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago, most families had to restrict their schedules to match the local school district’s timelines and breaks. Thank goodness other options are available now!
Ah, summer! Time for the kids to put away their schoolwork and stare at a screen…or two…or three for the next couple of months. Of course, if you want to avoid the summer slide where your children lose some of their academic progress and just sort of let their brains atrophy for the summer, then you might need to get creative with your approach. Giving teens a way to use some of their time constructively can help your children keep their brains fresh and active until school starts.
Learning online is one of the best ways to give gifted students the ability to soar. For students who are driven, curious, and tired of the distractions of a traditional classroom, Excel High School’s online programs are an easy choice. Our programs can provide either a faster pace or more advanced courses, leaving students with the opportunity to pursue other interests or even graduate early and move on to their post-secondary education.