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Online High School vs Traditional High School
As online educational alternatives become popular there are many supporters of traditional education who do not think online education is a valid substitute for a traditional classroom setting. In reality, online education can be just as demanding as a more common education and are better suited for working adults. An online program designed to help working adults earn a high school diploma is often the best choice for those who were not able to complete and/or earn a traditional high school diploma. Those who are able to enroll in online high school programs are able to complete their high school education with little or no trouble.
First of all, online high school equivalency diploma programs are much more flexible than alternative or traditional high school. In many cases they are even more flexible than GED testing. These programs are usually designed to help working adults earn a diploma without disrupting their employment schedule or family life. Anyone who is a single parent or often watches children alone for long periods of time knows that getting a moment of free time is an extreme challenge. Now imagine trying to get a bit of free time to study and you will understand why online high school equivalency programs are so appealing.
These programs will let students complete course work at their own pace in their own time. There is little of the stress caused by deadlines and project assignments that are common in traditional high school settings. In addition to cutting away from deadline stress online education will help avoid social stress. Regardless of age or situation it is easy to get caught up in a schools social activity whether the school is a community college or alternative night course. Many adults who have returned to school in order to complete their high school education but are distracted by other students and social events. Online education allows students to concentrate on their goal of earning a high school diploma.
Plus, there are even schools that give students the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency diploma without having to complete excessive course work. There are many students who completed almost all of their high school career but did not earn a diploma because of a technicality or personal issue that made them mess a small percent of course work. These students do not want to complete even more course work that covers information that they already possess. Now there are private high schools that let student’s complete tests to determine whether or not they qualify for a high school diploma from a recognized school. This means that all a student has to do is pay a small fee to take a test so that they will receive an actually diploma from a private high school that is the equivalent of any other high school diploma. Since these schools only require a single test instead of multiple classes prior to the testing they are often preferable to the GED test available in many states.
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John Adams Virtual High School (JAVS) is an accredited online private high school. JAVS issues accredited general studies and college preparatory high school diplomas to high school students and adults who fulfill their academic requirements. JAVS does not administer, provide or issue a GED® test, testing program or credential. An official GED test, testing program and/or GED credential is not available online from any school. JAVS is not affiliated or associated in any way with the American Council on Education. GED® and GED TESTING SERVICE® are registered trademarks owned by the American Council on Education.