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!
If you’ve ever wondered if there was a trick to preparing for online exams, we here at Excel High School have got the answer for you: Yes! In fact, we’ve gathered some important tips that will help you prepare for your online exams.
While you’re working through your course, be sure to carefully read the text. Watching the videos in your courses is a great support for the written text, but reading through the text will more adequately prepare you for your exams.
When you’re trying to find the best educational environment for your children, you start to realize how much the issue of school choice matters. And it matters regardless of why you’re looking into alternatives to public school: large class sizes, bullying, the lack of progress in your local school districts, or safety concerns. No matter what your reason is for wanting to seek more hopeful, innovative alternatives, it’s important to know what your state’s stance is on school choice and your tax dollars.
Online schooling offers many positive experiences for your student. They have time to explore hobby and career interests or the option to travel to see family without interrupting their schoolwork. But what do you do when your student is struggling: falling behind, constantly distracted, or generally unmotivated?
Excel High School’s staff has worked with students who jump into their program and find success right away, but we’ve also worked with struggling students who aren’t quite sure how to move forward successfully. Here are some important steps we’ve found to help struggling students find their way in their online curriculum.
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.
You’ve been making plans about what you’re going to do after high school for a while now, and it’s finally time to apply to college. The last year of high school is a whirlwind, with the time seeming to pass faster than any other year of your life so far. When it comes to applying for colleges, you don’t want that time to catch up with you, so here are some important tips from Excel High School for getting your college applications, essays, and letters of recommendations in time and in top shape.
If you’re not familiar with Common App, then here’s a great chance to check it out. Using Common App, students can apply to over 900 different colleges and universities using a “common app” online. One of the great aspects of Common App is that you can also submit answers to essay prompts for your selected schools to view. Giving them a sample of your writing, your way of thinking, and a peek into who you are is a wonderful opportunity to help your application stand out.
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 […]