One of the advantages of being an Excel High School student is the large variety of electives you get to choose from. Because we aren’t hindered by a complicated room schedule or the geographical location of our instructors, our elective selection includes plenty of interesting courses that offer real life skills or technical training. If you want to learn some practical life skills, we’ve got you covered, and if you want to explore some potential career choices, we’ve got lots of options for you there, too. From coding to Federal Aviation Administration Ground school, there is bound to be something you’ll find either practical or interesting…or both!
Both kids and teens spend a large amount of time on social media. In fact, a 2019 Common Sense Media survey says that social media accounts for between 5 to 7 ½ hours of teens’ time every day. You might say No Way! But if you think about how many times each day you glance down on your phone to see, react to, and post on social media, you might actually have to admit that the time can add up. Not to mention that chunk of time you spend scrolling before bed or during a break from working on class work. How do you make sure that your social media profile is not just secure but is representing you in the most positive light?
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.
Sometimes figuring out the differences between online school and homeschooling can be a little tricky. Since Excel High School’s beginning, we have worked with families who wanted a fully online experience for their students as well as those who wanted to use our curriculum to supplement their students while homeschooling. In this blog post, we identify the key differences between online school and homeschool.
Excel High School graduates have completed training certificate courses, attended trade and four year college programs, and pursued careers in the armed forces. Sometimes, you earn your high school diploma, and your path is clear. You know what you want to do, and you do it. Other times, you might need a little help deciding […]
On December 25, 2021, NASA launched one of its Great Observatories, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). As the largest and most powerful space telescope ever created, it has the ability to capture images from Mars and beyond. NASA reports that the telescope is “as tall as a 3-story building and as long as a tennis court” and is “so big that it has to fold origami-style to fit inside the rocket to launch.”
Technology has made research for academic writing really simple, but it also has made copying and pasting other people’s work a lot easier as well. One of the most important lessons students at Excel High School need to know is what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Once you understand these concepts, you will be able to successfully navigate academic writing for your online courses.
Online education offers a lot of freedom for your family. With flexible timelines and schedules, you and your children have the opportunity to visit family, experience cultural events, and tailor their class time to suit your needs in a way that traditional schools simply cannot do. However, one aspect of online school that requires a bit more attention is the topic of academic integrity. Academic integrity refers to your commitment to honest and moral behavior in an academic setting.
Online and homeschooled students need support to achieve their full potential. Although our programs offer many different embedded supports, having access to additional help on your computer or smartphone is a great way to help you feel more confident and independent. With this in mind, our staff put together a list of the best Google […]
While Blockchain technology is often associated with cryptocurrency and the FinTech space, its applications go way beyond the financial sector. In fact, a recent CBInsights article revealed the 58 industries that Blockchain technology will profoundly transform over the next 10 years and the education sector is one of them. From improving record-keeping to streamlining processes […]