What is it like for a high school student to wake up and suddenly realize they do not have enough credits to graduate on a traditional plan of study? This can happen, and it happens more often than anyone would like to acknowledge. How does it happen? Perhaps a student failed a course or two, they missed a lot of classes due to illness or family circumstances, they moved and changed schools frequently, or they simply did not understand the significance of their lack of focus in their freshman and sophomore years.
More and more parents agree with GlobalED Solutions that education does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. Some students thrive in a traditional public school classroom, while others do better online, homeschooling, or attending magnet, charter, or private schools. January 21 - 27 has been set aside nationally for building awareness about School Choice.
Online and blended learning is here to stay in higher education. Some colleges were moving in this direction before Covid 19, but during the height of the pandemic, even the most reluctant professors were forced to adapt to the world of online education. Now, even though in person learning is back, many colleges and universities are utilizing and expanding online and blended learning resources in order to offer more options and to broaden the net to reach more students with their programs.
During the busy holiday season it is easy to become so focused on our own preparations and celebrations that we forget about those who may not be looking forward to their holiday break at home. Students can be at risk for many reasons, including living in unstable or violent households, living in poverty, or experiencing homelessness. How can these students best be supported through the holiday season?
Whether students attend traditional school or choose online classes, families want to know that their child’s school is a place where they can improve, set goals, and meet those goals for the future. At GlobalED, student data shows an undeniable upward trend, from state testing to college and workplace readiness.
Parents considering online school may wonder if there is academic support available for their students. They may picture online students just left alone with a laptop and a semester of work to do. Thankfully, this is far from the reality of online school with GlobalED, especially since very few students could succeed in this environment! GlobalED students have many opportunities to access the support they need in their classes, including in-person or live virtual tutoring, live lessons, and 24/7 academic support from certified teachers in all core areas.
Lots of students have lofty career goals and ideas of what career and lifestyle they want to pursue. Laying the groundwork necessary to reach these goals can be daunting, however. Thankfully, at schools like GlobalED, students have networks of support, with bridges and pathways from high school into their chosen career, already built by staff and community members.
At many online schools across the country, students are settling into their classes. At GlobalED Solutions in Colorado, this means setting up times to meet with coaches, attend live lessons, and visit the community education zones for programs and support. All of these opportunities are a part of a weekly routine and an important part of a student’s success plan.
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for teens, and about a quarter of fatal crashes involve an underage drinking driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Teenagers want to learn to drive, and for most US teens, getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage and a big part of gaining independence. How can parents allow their teenagers to take this step towards adulthood and at the same time, reduce the risk of their child being in an accident involving drinking and driving?
Talk in the education community regarding AI (Artificial Intelligence) and its effects on education is everywhere, and a lot of it is negative. Afterall, no one wants students using AI to do their homework and write papers for them. However, AI can be used in education in many positive ways that are still being discovered. At GlobalED, AI is being used to help students find their optimal career paths.
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