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The Benefits of Attending an Online School

Parents always want to provide their children with the best quality of education. Because of their

many benefits, homeschooling and online school have been trending.

The online school was created to provide students the support of a traditional, residential, school while enrolled in a technology-based home-school academic program. This dynamic educational experience combines the resources of a traditional academy with the proven elementary and secondary multimedia curriculum structure provided by an online high school.

These online high schools offer online, distance learning to students all over the world. Student work is then transmitted over the Internet for the academy to grade and record. All a student needs is access to a computer with an internet connection!

Online schools provide a flexible, yet structured program, customized to meet the needs of each student. Online schools allow students the ability to attend classes, work on projects, and submit their work at any convenient time. Meaning the students may be logged into the classroom or working at the time that suits them and fits best into their schedule. Along with the flexible hours, the certified teachers, counselors, and support staff of these online high schools are always available to help their clients succeed in providing a quality education for each student. They give the students a schedule that outlines what needs to be done along with deadlines for each assignment. This allows the online student to be prepared ahead of time and if need be, even complete assignments early. Also, Course material is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In an online high school environment, there is increased student interaction and the diversity of opinion, because everyone gets a say, not just the most talkative. Participating online is much less intimidating than "in the classroom." Anonymity provides students a level playing field undisturbed by bias caused by seating arrangement, gender, race and age. Students can also think longer about what they want to say and add their comments when ready. In a traditional class room, the conversation could have gone way past the point where the student wants to comment.

The unique thing about an online high school is that online learning enables student-centered teaching approaches. Every student has their own way of learning that works best for them. Some learn visually others do better when they "learn by doing." These are just some of the benefits of online schools. Many have subscribed to it, many have not. Now, it's up to you to decide.


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