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More Students Enrolling in Online Classes

In 2011, Stanford University debuted the Massive Open Online Course format, which allows an unlimited number of students to take an online course for free. Online learning offers the kind of flexibility that appeals to busy students, so more colleges are expanding their online curriculum. And high schools are beginning to offer more online options, […]

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Teens in Military Families and Online Learning

Teens whose parents are members of the United States Armed Forces often experience a high level of anxiety and stress in their lives. Their families may relocate frequently, putting teens in the position of having to make new friends, whenever they start school. Some teens may take on more responsibilities, in order to help their […]

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Characteristics of Online Learning Success

by James Totton, Social Studies teacher at Achieve Virtual Education Academy The M.S.D. of Wayne Township has developed an educational philosophy of offering multiple pathways to achieve the student goal of graduation.  This philosophy has helped Wayne Township to develop some of the most advanced blended and virtual learning programs available to students in the […]

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Online Learning Helps Foster Work Skills

Whether you want a part-time job in a restaurant or a career as a biochemist, you’ll find most employersare looking for the same basic qualities: good organizational and time management skills, as well as self-motivation and clear communication skills. And when you take online high school courses, you’re developing all of those skills that could […]

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Remote Learning Offers Relief from Bullying and Harassment

Students who are bullied at school may be more likely to perform poorly on tests, have low GPAs, to skip school or drop out altogether. Victims of harassment, threats, malicious gossip and physical or verbal attacks may suffer from depression, anxiety and long-lasting psychological trauma. Sometimes, bullied students are afraid to tell their parents about […]

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Famous Homeschoolers Who Inspire

The concept of getting an education at home is becoming increasingly popular, according to the latest available statistics. Within a 10-year period, between 2003 and 2012, the number of homeschooled students in the United States increased by 61.8 percent. While more students are getting their educations at home, the majority of K-12 students still attend […]

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Tips for Aspiring NCAA Athletes

Playing a collegiate sport has many benefits for students, including the availability of scholarships at NCAA member schools, access to the best trainers and training facilitiesand, at Division I and II schools, unlimited free meals on campus. The perks that come with being an NCAA athlete are appealing to many high school students, but the […]

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How to Manage Test Anxiety

It’s test day, and even though you’ve studied, a wave of dread begins to creep over you. You feel your heart thump in your chest. Your palms begin to sweat. You feel sick to your stomach. If this scenario sounds familiar, know that you’re not alone – many students suffer from test anxiety. Making a […]

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5 Ways to Maintain Focus at Home

Most professionals who work from home will say that staying focused is the hardest part of their job. With so many distractions at home, it’s easy to get sidetracked and realize at the end of the day you didn’t accomplish what you needed to. However, people who work from home often develop tactics and routines […]

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6 Tips for an Ergonomic Workstation

If you’re considering enrolling in online high school, you’ll likely be spending a lot more time online than usual. An ergonomic work area can help you avoid the eye strain, back pain and muscle fatigue that’s often associated with working in front of a computer. The best workstation is one that fits your body’s proportions, […]

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