Online education is a modern frontier that has transformed learning, providing flexibility and access to those seeking alternative paths to traditional schooling. At Excel High School, we understand the importance of being informed. As we move further into a digital age, the questions about online schooling evolve. Here are the most common queries we receive, along with comprehensive answers.
1.) What Does A Typical Day In Online School Look Like?
Unlike traditional school settings with a bell schedule, online school offers flexibility. Students typically set their own learning pace and schedule, which can include choosing the time of day they engage with lessons and the order in which they tackle subjects, creating a personalized education experience that suits their individual needs and lifestyle.
Log in at a time that suits their personal schedule.
Review lessons and course materials posted by instructors.
Complete assignments, participate in forums, and take assessments.
Interact with teachers and classmates through messages or live sessions.
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A Day In The Life Of An Excel High School Student
Picture this: The alarm rings at 7:00 AM, and instead of rushing through breakfast to catch the school bus, you take a leisurely stroll to your desk with a cup of tea in hand. Welcome to a day in the life of an Excel High School student.
2.) Are Online Diplomas Recognized by Colleges & Employers?
Yes, online high school diplomas are recognized by colleges and employers, as long as they are from an accredited institution like Excel High School.
Accreditation ensures that the school has met stringent educational standards. If you're considering an online high school diploma or a GED, it's important to note that a high school diploma often reflects a more comprehensive educational experience.
Colleges routinely accept accredited high school diplomas, and may favor them over a GED for their demonstration of long-term learning and achievement. Employers similarly value these diplomas because accreditation signifies that students have attained a significant level of knowledge and skills. The same goes for the U.S. Military which also acknowledges diplomas from accredited online high schools.
|Colleges||Yes, if accredited|
|Employers||Yes, if accredited|
|U.S. Military||Yes, if accredited|
3.) Is Online Learning As Effective As In-Person Classes?
Studies show that online learning can be equally effective, if not more so, for many students. The key factors for success include consistent engagement, disciplined time management, and active participation in coursework. Additionally, the tailored pacing and personalized learning paths available in online environments can significantly enhance a student's understanding and retention of material.
Self-discipline and motivation.
Online learners need to be self-driven, setting and adhering to their study schedules without the external environment of a traditional classroom to guide them.
Consistent interaction with instructors and peers.
Regular communication with teachers and classmates is crucial for clarifying doubts, gaining diverse perspectives, and ensuring a collaborative and supportive educational experience.
Engaging and well-structured course content
The material provided should capture students' attention and be logically organized, facilitating smooth progress through the curriculum and mastery of the subject matter.
4.) What Role Do Parents Play In Online School?
In an online setting like at Excel High School, parents often take on a more involved role, naturally transitioning into partners in their child's education. They keep a watchful eye on progress and step in with encouragement or help when needed. It's about setting up a quiet corner for study at home, nudging them to stay on task, and sometimes just being there to talk through a tricky assignment.
Parents also become the key communicators, bridging any gaps between their child and the teachers, ensuring that any concerns or questions don't go unanswered. It's a team effort, with the shared goal of supporting the student's journey through the virtual halls of learning."
5.) What Support Services Are Available for Online Students?
Ensuring that students have the tools they need to succeed is crucial, especially in an online environment. At Excel High School, we’ve tailored our support services to meet the unique needs of virtual learners. Our online students have access support services:
Our support staff helps students navigate their courses and post-secondary planning, ensuring they make informed decisions. These services provide personalized guidance to align students' coursework with their goals.
Technical support is also a keystroke away, resolving any platform-related issues quickly and efficiently. This ensures that technology enhances, rather than hinders, the learning experience.
We provide online tutoring at no additional cost for all standard middle and high school students. This helps to reinforce concepts and assist with challenging material.
Delving into the world of online high school can prompt a lot of questions, and we're here to provide the answers. Excel High School is committed to offering flexible, accredited academic programs that cater to students from grade 6 through to graduation. Our self-paced courses are designed to fit seamlessly into your family’s schedule, supported by a team dedicated to helping you succeed.
Check out our online programs for more information or if you're interested in becoming a student. Questions are always welcome — just shoot us a text at 952-465-3700 or give us a call at 800-620-3844. Our staff is ready to help you find the perfect fit for your educational journey.