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Do You Know About Online High Schools
- March 18, 2011
- Graduate Programs, Online Schools
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Online high schools are becoming increasingly popular. Up until just recently, a student had to do copious research on high schools regarding the cost, distance and quality of learning. This trend is being upended by the technology-based online high schools.
Though a traditional high school is still a good idea, the convenience and flexibility provided by online high schools is causing a quantum shift among the students to adapt to this method. However, most people remain unaware of this technique of education.
Distance learning has been present for many years now. Before the internet came in to being, the distance learning was done through direct post. Students completed their courses at home and then sent them for evaluation. This form of correspondence was reliable, but took up a lot of time.
Distance learning now is exclusive to the internet and all levels of education are made available online. Online high schools have the characteristics of traditional high schools and there is no stigma attached to getting an online diploma.
People have some misconceptions about online education and this is a major deterrent. Some of the most common are:
Online education is expensive
Then what about private high schools? Public high schools are free but privately-owned ones charge exorbitant fees for the tuition. Compared to that, an online high school will be a much cheaper option for you. Though most people are unaware of it, there are free online high schools, which are not, in essence, public schools but offer free education nonetheless. Almost every free online high school is accredited so there is no problem with the authenticity and reliability of the diploma.
Online schooling is for children with disciplinary issues
Yes, home learning is a good idea for students who have problems with their discipline, but this does not mean that this medium of education is restricted to such children. Online education is a blessing for children with disabilities of any kind or other problems, such as enochlophobia.
Adults cant benefit from online high schools
In fact, online high schools are perfect for working adults with busy schedules as there are no restrictions on time and place for the classes. You can sit anywhere at anytime and take a class, with just a computer and an internet connection. The timetable for your education will be made according to your schedule and this provides a great deal of flexibility to you.
Online high schools are in no way less than traditional high schools. The only difference you will feel is that you are not in a classroom and you will be on your own.