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September 14, 2010:

Online High School: Everything You Need To Know (2 Comments)Posted in: Resources by SoulRiser @ 7:40 PM

Finishing high school online is a decent enough alternative to being stuck in a classroom with annoying people all day. It's not quite unschooling or homeschooling, but if your parents aren't open to those ideas, then it might be a decent compromise. Unlike homeschooling and unschooling, with online high schooling you get a diploma afterwards […]

February 4, 2010:

Israel's Time To Know Aims To Revolutionize The Classroom (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 2:29 PM

This is the story of Time To Know, an enigmatic Israeli startup that has somehow managed to remain under the radar of Israel’s tightly knit startup scene. What makes this feat wondrous is not only because of the daunting challenge the company has chosen to meet, but that it has quietly ramped to 350 employees […]

January 17, 2010:

List of online schools updated (1 Comment)Posted in: Site Updates by SoulRiser @ 6:34 PM

I updated the list of online schools in the US. New states added (these were not listed at all before): Alaska Delaware Maryland New Jersey New York North Dakota Virginia West Virginia New online schools added to these states: Arizona California Hawaii Illinois Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nevada North Carolina Oklahoma Oregon Pennysylvania South Carolina […]

January 13, 2010:

Finishing high school online (6 Comments)Posted in: Resources by SoulRiser @ 3:25 PM

If you can't convince your parents to let you unschool, or even to homeschool you, finishing high school online might be a decent intermediate option for you. It's more "school-like" than homeschooling and unschooling, so in theory it should be easier to convince them to let you do it. Depending on where in the world […]

January 2, 2010:

List of online high schools in the US (No Comments)Posted in: Site Updates by SoulRiser @ 10:39 PM

I made a list of all the online schools in the US that I know of. (more info on online schooling) Click on a state to see a list of online high schools (virtual schools) available in that state, as well as a link to each one's website:

November 12, 2009:

Internet changes course of learning (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 6:15 PM

Cassie Tompkins wanted her children to receive a quality education, but the Seattle resident also wanted Bailey and Brannon to pursue their blossoming acting careers. “After months of research, what we found at East Valley (Online School) meets both of these,” Tompkins said of a program launched this year by East Valley School District. Bailey, […]

October 9, 2009:

Online education expanding, awaits innovation (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 12:41 PM

When Janice Barnwell decided to boost her career by obtaining a master's degree in business, the working mother chose an online university because of the convenience and the low cost. The 44-year-old's educational experience exceeded her expectations, and her new employer paid for her to take four more courses online to sharpen her skills. "At […]

September 11, 2009:

Myths about online schooling (No Comments)Posted in: Resources by Logan @ 8:12 AM

Online high school students do less work: False. Just because online students typically finish their work faster, doesn't mean they do less work overall. They're just able to get it done quicker because they don't have to wait for the other students in the class who may be slowing everyone else down. They also don't […]

How to choose an online high school (1 Comment)Posted in: Resources by Logan @ 8:09 AM

Before you sign up with a school, take a bit of time to ask them some questions first. Is the school accredited, and by whom? Make sure that it's accredited by the right regional associateion. If it isn't, the diploma may be worthless. If it isn't accredited yet, ask if it's scheduled for a review. […]

Online High School vs GED (1 Comment)Posted in: Resources by Logan @ 8:03 AM

If you're looking to get out of a regular high school, there are multiple options. While homeschooling and unschooling are probably the best ways to learn, they don't typically provide you with a diploma or some kind of "proof" that you can give to a college or employer. As far as diplomas go, there are […]

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