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Celebrating 10 Years of Online High School at Achieve Virtual

An online high school program that would allow any student from anywhere in the state of Indiana, whether a teenager or an adult, to get the education they need on terms that work better for them than traditional school was the vision that inspired the creation of Achieve Virtual Education Academy a decade ago. With […]

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Strategies for Online Schooling that Keep Students Engaged

Summer is winding down and the beginning of a new school year is just around the corner, along with much uncertainty about how it will go. With no end to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic in sight, the online learning environment is going to once again be front-and-center for many students in schools all […]

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Keep Kids Learning with These 7 Free Educational Apps

The novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic forced an abrupt shift from traditional classroom education to online learning virtually overnight. Lacking adequate time to make this shift, the online learning environment resulted in a widely varying quality in education from the preschooler to the high school student to college and adult learners. But for parents who […]

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Effective Virtual Learning at Home: Tips for Parents

By mid-March 2020, nearly every school across the nation closed in order to try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 to vulnerable people. Most took a week a or two to take a deep breath, plan, and then took the plunge to embrace online learning. Students of all ages have been […]

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Parent Engagement with Student Online Learning Is Important

Just like in traditional learning environments, a parent’s role and impact on student success is both critical and apparent. Parents serve as a coach for their students, at any age, and support them through their learning process. The same way parents can mentor and encourage students that travel nearby for school, a parent also plays […]

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Strategies to Help Your Child Succeed in Online High School

Making the move from traditional education models to online high school is a big shift. If you’ve decided that online high school is right for your child’s needs, you’re making a commitment to a lifestyle change for the whole family. Are you ready to adapt your support system to the online format to enable your […]

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Online School for ADHD Teens

Online Schools for ADHD Teens

Online Education for ADHD Teens ADHD teens may struggle with concentration in a traditional classroom setting, but an online high school is often an ideal alternative option, because they offer: Highly individualized instruction and pacing. Flexibility to design your own schedule. Fewer distractions and the ability to control your setting, aiding concentration. Freedom to study […]

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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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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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A Parent’s Role in Virtual Education

A Parent’s Role in Virtual Education Because of the increased autonomy and self-motivation required to be successful in an online program, parent involvement is generally a key indicator of a successful virtual school experience.  Studies show that there is a direct positive correlation between parent involvement and student success.  This could probably be said for […]

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