Recently we talked about our grandson and how much he has excelled and succeeded after switching from a traditional high school to done he attends online. For years adults have been going back to school through the convenience of online universities. Now, the tide is shifting as more and more students look to learning online in place of a traditional classroom for high school. Getting your high school diploma or GED online is an excellent alternative for students who are struggling with traditional school or who need a faster paced environment.
It may sound strange, but there are four big reasons why online learning could be the right decision for your high school student.
1.) Less distractions. There are many benefits to the social aspects of traditional high schools, extra circular activities, friends and parties. Unfortunately a social setting has multiple downsides as well. Bullying is becoming more prevalent, peer pressure is on the rise and kids struggle to fit in. All of these things are huge distractions from learning.
2.) Do more in less time. The great thing about learning online is that your child can progress at their own speed. Concepts they don’t understand they can study further. Concepts they grasp quickly, they are able to move on to the next lesson. No more moving at the pace of the entire class. Studies have shown that this method of self pacing enables studies to learn faster, fail less and have more self confidence.
3.) Self motivating Who doesn’t want their student to become a self starter? Contrary to what you might think, students become more self motivated in this type of learning environment. To a certain extent, they are in charge of their education and feel empowered. Online learning also offers more elective courses so students can take courses that appeal to their personal interests alongside the required work. This is also an invaluable aspect of learning online. Students are more likely to be diligent in their work when they feel that their learning is personalized and providing them with something valuable that is relevant to them as individuals.
4.) Increased rates of graduation. Because students are engaged, less distracting and getting through their coursework faster, this improves the odds of graduation and possibly even graduating early.
There’s a lot to consider when deciding what is right for your family and your student, but online education is a great option with plenty of benefits.