7 Steps to Prepare for First Day of Online High School

Whether you’re preparing for the first day of high school– online or traditional – making preparations for the first day is essential for getting your school year off on the right track. However, it’s even more important to prepare yourself when your classroom is at the table in your kitchen or the desk in your […]

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How To Use Technology to Get Top Grades in Online High School

You may feel that your experience as an online high school student sets you apart from your peers, yet millions of high school students are increasingly leveraging technology to score top grades. Even traditional schools are not so traditional anymore thanks to the digital tools that are available to students. You can use apps to […]

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8 Tips to Help You Succeed in Online High School

So, you’ve decided to enroll in an online high school — either full-time or part-time. Great decision. An online education allows you greater flexibility as well as the opportunity to take courses that may not be available at a traditional school. In addition to those benefits, an online education offers you the opportunity to become […]

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Is Online High School Right For You?

Online High School Enrollment Is Up; Is It Right for You? At last count, more than 50 percent of America’s public school districts reported having high school students enrolled in online courses. That’s up from about 30 percent for the 2002-03 school year. For the 2009-10 school year, the last year stats were captured by […]

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5 Alternative Styles for Schooling

Not all students receive their education in a traditional classroom setting. In fact, there are many routes for obtaining an education to consider if you’re not thriving in your current situation. It may be surprising to discover some options you haven’t considered – but ones which have proved to be highly effective for specific learning […]

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5 Great Lessons from Abraham Lincoln

Not too many people will dispute that the United States’ 16th president is among the greatest of the greatest; the best of the best. In nearly every poll of historians, Abraham Lincoln ranks among the top leaders in history. Whether for his charisma, oratorical skills, his leadership qualities, or the fact that he was the […]

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Hour of Code 2015

Each year during Computer Science Week (December 7-13, 2015), we celebrate the “Hour of Code.” The Hour of Code is a global movement to get students engaged in an introduction to computer science using basic code. During this designated hour, students are encouraged to learn the basics of coding to see just how fun (and […]

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Take a Virtual College Tour

It’s that time of year! Seniors are making decisions about what college or university they are interested in attending in the fall.  Part of that important decision is making college visits to potential universities.  Sometimes that is not as easy as it sounds, though.  For many of our virtual students, it is difficult to travel […]

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Free Proofreading Tool: Grammarly

Do you sometimes make silly errors in your writing because you’re typing too fast? Is grammar or spelling not your strongest skill? Would you like a tool that makes proofreading easier? If you answered yes to any of those questions, I know of a tool that you are going to LOVE. Grammarly is an extension […]

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7 Rules for Online Etiquette

As an online student at Achieve Virtual, communication is a bit different than in a face-to-face setting.  We pride ourselves in providing several opportunities for social interactions, but the difference is that most communication is via written text in an online environment.  Because this means you are missing body language cues and immediate feedback from […]

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