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Indiana adult learners without a high school diploma who also dream of attending college need to first complete high school. But they also tend to lack the flexibility to attend a regular brick-and-mortar educational program, whether during the day because they have to work or even at night if they need to be at home to care for children. Online high school through Achieve Virtual Education Academy offers not only the flexible program they need to complete high school, but can also serve as their pathway into higher education.

Online Education: Focused on High School, Looking Ahead to College

Education is often highlighted as the key that unlocks the door to a brighter future. But for the busy adult who doesn’t have a high school diploma, it can be hard to see a clear path to getting the education you need, whether it’s the completion of high school or seeing beyond that to college. Your memories of being a middle school or high school student may not be pleasant ones, so who would want to go back into that learning environment? But that’s the beauty of virtual learning in an online high school like Achieve Virtual—you get the education you need without all the limitations and drama of attending classes in a brick-and-mortar traditional high school.

An adult student has a lot to juggle when it comes to work and family. Where does completing high school fit into all of that? This is one of the primary benefits of online schools. Class attendance doesn’t mean going to a specific physical location at a particular time. Instead, you get to engage the learning online when and where suits you best. Maybe that’s early in the morning before everyone is up. Maybe that’s at night after the kids are in bed. This kind of flexibility is what allows you stay motivated and engaged, along with the full support of highly qualified Indiana teachers who want to see you succeed. They will help you maintain your motivation and keep your eyes on the prize: Completing your high school diploma and looking ahead to college. College? Yes, college. College doesn’t have to stay an unattainable dream. Achieve Virtual can help you make that dream a reality.

Many adults don’t realize this virtual high school option even exists for them. Years ago they may have done a little research into completing their high school education, but realized the options available (regular high school or night school) simply wouldn’t work for them, so they shelved the idea. But now online schools make it possible to fit education into your life, and Achieve Virtual is a virtual high school fully approved by the Indiana Department of Education. It’s a real high school education, resulting in a real high school diploma. And one of the many benefits is how it help you see your way into going on to a college education.

Distance Learning: The Adult Student’s Pathway into Higher Education

Achieve Virtual Education Academy offers both a full-time program and a part-time program for adult learners to complete their high school education and earn their diploma. University or college eligibility depends on taking this important step.

As everyone knows, the new coronavirus and COVID-19 global pandemic has forced the closure of all schools, which are scrambling to figure out remote and distance learning for their students. This is a monumental shift for many schools that have only limited prior experience with how to deliver a quality education online when their brick-and-mortar schools are shuttered, such as the occasional e-learning day instead of the traditional snow day. Achieve Virtual offers years of experience in conducting quality online high school education and instruction day in and day out for thousands of students, whether teenagers or adult learners.

Search the options available to Indiana adult learners for state-approved online high school education and you’ll quickly discover there aren’t many. Achieve Virtual stands out as Indiana’s first online high school run by an Indiana public school district, staffed with real Indiana teachers certified in their subject areas and passionate about seeing their students succeed. And successfully obtaining your high school diploma is the first step you must take if you want to see your way into higher education at a college or university.

Adult Education has Many Benefits, Including College Eligibility

Career advancement is limited for adults who don’t have their high school diploma. You may find yourself passed over for job promotions, and many jobs will simply not be available to you unless you complete your high school education. Without your high school diploma, here’s what you’re missing out on:

  • Upward career mobility
  • Qualifying for job promotions
  • Competing for better jobs
  • College eligibility

Right now, without a high school diploma, you’re eligible for about 27% of all jobs available, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Finish high school and suddenly you’ll be eligible for an additional 39% of all jobs that require a high school diploma. And as you can imagine, the pay and benefits of those 39% of all jobs on average are better than 27% of jobs that don’t require a high school diploma. For more information on the employment benefits of finishing high school, see the following page on our website: Adults Can Get Better Jobs After Online High School.

But why stop there? After successfully completing your high school education with Achieve Virtual, you’ll be perfectly positioned to launch yourself into world of higher education, whether it’s a community college, private college, or public university. After all, the final slice of the employment pie is the 27% of jobs that require some amount of college education.

When traditional school isn’t an option for you, taking the courses you need to complete high school and get your diploma is possible through the flexible online learning program offered by Achieve Virtual. Each class you take is taught by a real Indiana teacher who will give you the individual support and attention you need to succeed and realize the benefits of a high school diploma, including college eligibility.

Need a High School Diploma? Let Achieve Virtual Support You!

Your online high school education with Achieve Virtual can include a wide range of courses across all the main categories you need to fulfill the requirements for a high school diploma. We offer multiple courses in the following areas:

For this with an eye on eventually attending area universities or colleges, we also offer Advanced Education Options in Online School in the form of Advanced Placement (AP) courses as well as Dual Credit Courses for college credit.

As an adult student, your tech-enabled online high school education comes with the full support of high qualified, certified Indiana teachers. In many cases, you’ll find you receive more individualized attention than you would get in any brick-and-mortar school. You can attend part-time or full-time depending on how much time you have available in your schedule to devote to completing your high school education. Stay tuned to our website to find out when applications and registrations open up for the next session (summer, fall, and spring).

Achieve Virtual Education Academy supports diverse families in achieving their educational goals with our online high school expertise to deliver high-quality virtual learning. If you have any questions about how it works or if it’s right for you, please feel free to contact us directly. We’re here to help!