Does a Diploma Affect Earning Potential?

Have you ever wondered just how much education you really need? It may seem like there’s not a big difference between completing most of your high school education, as opposed to all of it, but statistics show that people who earn their diploma or pass their GED exam are likely to earn more income than […]

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Teens Leaving High School to Work

Increasing Number of Teens Leaving High School to Support Families

Some people may assume that teens drop out of high school because they have behavioral problems, a lack of parental guidance or poor grades, but an increasing number of high school students are leaving school so they can work and help contribute to family finances. Urban Institute, a Washington DC-based social and economic research organization, […]

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4 Things You Should Know To Get Into Your Top College Picks

Are you worried about getting into your top colleges? If you’re thinking the competition is getting stiffer, you’re right. According to the latest statistics, the average school was accepting 65.5 percent of applicants, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling. That’s down from 71 percent in 2001. And if you’re considering an elite […]

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Adapt to Online High School Routine

5 Important Ways to Adapt to an Online High School Routine

Ready to excel in a virtual high school? As an increasing number of students are proving, you can successfully navigate the challenges of online school. According to one statistic, more than 400,000 K-12 American students have taken or are taking at least one online course. Of course, part of that success requires maintaining great study […]

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Quiet Study Places

Places To Go When Home Distractions Keep You From Studying

Sometimes you just have to get away — especially if you’re a student who’s facing a ton of assignments that involve reading, studying, researching and writing to keep up. If the home life is full of distractions, whether they’re interruptions from siblings, roommates, or parents or your own desire to reach for the remote, you […]

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Tips and Apps for School Scheduling

Tips and Apps to Tame Your School Schedule

Ever feel a bit overwhelmed? If you’re like many high school students, you probably are spending 6 or more hours a day studying or attending classes, nearly 2 hours working and maybe 3 hours socializing. That’s how the typical day of a high school student may stack up, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]

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Student Working

Working and Going to School? How to Make it Work

You’ve got your books, your sports and extracurricular activities — and apparently, it’s very likely you have a job. Nearly 80 percent of all high school and college students work while they’re in school, according to a study by Citigroup and Seventeen magazine. When you count just high school students age 16 older, about one […]

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Check Out These Interesting Milestones in Alternative Learning

If you’re among the thousands of students considering attending high school online, you may feel that you’re stepping into uncharted territory. Friends and relatives may be questioning how you’re going to pull it off — or even why you would choose an alternative school. Interestingly enough, alternatives to traditional schools have been around for decades […]

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3 Unexpected Benefits of Attending an Online High School

No matter how well you know your way around a laptop, apps and any other tools needed for an online high school education, you may be in for some unexpected surprises — and benefits as a virtual student. Here are 3 things that you may not have anticipated gaining as part of your journey into […]

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How an Online Education Prepares You for Life After High School

When students at a New Jersey high school recently stayed at home on a weekday, it was part of an experiment — not a snow day or a holiday. Their teachers continued to teach their classes at Park Ridge High School while students tuned in via video on their computers — from their bedrooms, living […]

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