GlobalEd Blog

With Online Education, Is Newer Always Better?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many educators were forced to adjust quickly to online systems or to expand already existing online options as in-person schools were shut down. Now that schools are open, many districts have kept online programs available. Other, newer, online schools have appeared overnight.

How To Help a Student Who Is Behind in Online School

More and more students are finding success in online learning. With flexibility when and where they learn, students can make the most of their day and pursue athletics, take care of family responsibilities, and gain work experience, all while they are meeting their academic goals. But, what if a student is struggling with all this flexibility and doesn’t know where to start? What if they have overextended themselves and are struggling to keep up?

What Is an Alternative High School?

What is an Alternative School?

Traditional high school can be seen as a “one-size-fits-all” system for educating students. For students who need something a little different, alternative high schools can meet that need. Alternative schools are not just for at-risk students, though they can definitely help those who are at risk of failing or dropping out to get back on track. More importantly, however, alternative schools are for any student whose educational needs are not being met by the traditional system. 

Can Online Students Participate in Sports?

Many students and families are finding online school is a better option for their needs than traditional “brick and mortar” school. Students feel safe, and they can focus on their studies without distraction.  Many online schools like Global Advantage in Colorado, even offer wraparound support and services that are only a click away! But what about sports and extracurricular activities? Can students in online schools participate in sports?

Local Districts

Is the SAT or ACT Required to Graduate Online High School?

Options in education are expanding. Students can attend traditional public high schools, private schools, online, and even hybrid schools. Since each one of these schools presents education differently, are the testing and graduation requirements different?  What about standardized tests like ACT and SAT?  Do all students have to take these?

State Requirements

How to Determine if Traditional Education is Not Working for Your Child

Schools all over the country are back in session for the fall and parents are posting “first day of school” pictures all over social media. But beneath those smiles, some students are struggling with traditional education.

How do parents know when they should make a change for their children?

Students are not engaged

Common Misconceptions About Online School

Many students and families got a taste of online school during the Covid-19 pandemic. For some, online education was a positive experience. However, depending on how the local district implemented it, for some students, it was more of a mixed experience. Regardless, many students and families came out of the experience with some misconceptions about online education. 

How Do Life Coaches Help Online Students?

As more and more families are switching to online schools from traditional “brick and mortar” schools, students and parents are noticing the support systems online schools have for their students. However, families who are used to traditional support roles such as “teacher” and “counselor”, may have some questions about the roles and responsibilities of online school staff members. Many families are wondering, what is a Life Coach, and how do they help online students?