High school wasn’t my favorite part of life. Like most kids, the teenage years aren’t the most glamorous of times. Peer pressure, bullying, social awkwardness, acne (one of the many great parts of growing up!), relationships, homework, and mean teachers might come to mind when you think of your own high school experience.
Nowadays, high school doesn’t have to include most of that stuff. Kids can earn their high school diploma online, which is something that didn’t even exist when I was younger.
Our high school allowed us to choose from two languages (I think it was Spanish and French) and a handful of electives, including classics such as shop class, auto class, home economics, choir, and art.
To be honest, even as a creative person, none of those things really got my attention, but since you HAD to choose one of them, I chose Spanish as my language and art and choir as some of my electives. I wished there had been more variety, but that’s all they were staffed to teach.
The education industry is often ancient in their thinking and slow to adapt to changes. Despite this, improvements in technology are making online classes and distant learning education a more convenient option for people. Just in the past decade several non-profit organizations have opened to give kids k-12th grade another option for those that don’t fit in the traditional standard.
One of the most highly reviewed online homeschooling programs is Acellus Academy.
Acellus Academy has an expansive list of courses for students to choose from to help meet the graduation requirements. Courses include math, language arts, science, history (social studies), and health. Students can select electives that they are interested in, too. This allows them to find and experiment with subjects that are tailored to specific careers.
And, since Acellus Academy is completely accredited, those credits mean something- they mean your high school student can earn a real diploma while studying things that they actually want to study.
They offer two different graduation pathways; standard and honors. Acellus Academy’s high school program is an accredited online school and helps students to graduate with a diploma.
Students have access to courses that are self-paced plus they have video lessons that are engaging, interesting, and get straight to the point, which is great for students with problems concentrating. With personalized instruction and keeping students engaged, makes it easier for them to learn and want to keep learning. These lessons/courses leave students feeling confident in their learning. I love that you can complete your education at home- online degree programs take a lot of hassle out of an education.
I always disliked fast-past classrooms. I learn at my own pace, like we all do and I feel it is so important to not be rushed, especially when it comes to education! Since the courses are self-paced, students can spend extra time when they need to, to really understand and master each lesson they are doing. Plus, families will have the flexibility to plan for study times to fit schedules. This is especially nice when you have a busy family and need to plan ahead.
Students can create a high school education plan that includes their interests and potential career choices. Students can choose their education plan before they select their classes. This helps to provide direction and offers recommendations to help the student achieve their goals. It gives some much-needed structure for the student to follow.
Acellus Academy’s online highschool curriculum prepares students for success after graduation. So, if you want to attend college right after graduating or pursue a career, graduates can be rest assured they will be competitive with their peers.
What Is The Difference Between Standard And Honors Pathway?
- Standard Pathway – is recommended for students that have plans to attend a community college, join the military or immediately enter the workforce after they graduate from high school.
- Honors Pathway – helps to provide a more strict program and is recommended for students who will be applying to competitive four-year colleges.
Acellus Academy has a year-round enrollment which means students can enroll during anytime of the year. Once students create a high school education plan, students start at the beginning of each course and start making their way toward their graduation, at their own pace.
It’s 2019 and education is changing for the better. Just like kids have thousands of choices for clothing, phones, or food, they now have tons of options for school. Speaking of clothes- they all fit differently on different kids. Education is a lot like that.
Traditional schooling just doesn’t fit every kid, but for many students, that’s all they think is out there. But that’s not the case anymore! There are tons of better options to choose from that can greatly benefit kids to be the successful adults they are destined to be if we, as parents, give them the tools they need.
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