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Choosing Between Traditional And Online High School Diploma

Oct 10, 2007
A number of 'returning' students have taken an admirable step to safeguard a successful future by returning back to school to study. On the other hand, the question arises as to what kind of credentials are supposed to be acquired. There are quite a few advantages and disadvantages of acquiring your high school diploma from a traditional high school and an online high school.

The advantages of earning an online high school diploma

. You get a chance to work at your own speed. You could even spend a little extra time, energy and put in a lot of your effort to complete tough projects and go through the simpler projects.

. The flexibility is one blessing and above all it is really important if you have to look after your family as well as your work. Balancing family and work is not a piece of cake; there is a lot of hard work that needs to be put in to become successful in both.

. Try and avoid getting your mind diverted, as this would spell a drop in your grades. You do not need to be bothered about the "popularity competitions" that take place within a traditional high school.

. Make an identity for yourself. You could avoid the strain and temptation to go out to have fun and simply loosen up.

. You do not have to face negative authorities. For instance you do not have to face up to bullies when you are in an online high school.

. You will have to seriously think about your field of specialization. You probably may be able to put your whole heart and soul in your studies to get into a good career in the future or in any case take up a few lessons in a course that you are actually keen on doing.

. You would be able to complete the course well before time, but all that relies on the limitations that you have set in your time as well as your level of inspiration. You would be able to complete your diploma at almost half time.

The disadvantages of earning an online high school diploma

. In an online high school you will not be able to enjoy the way students in a traditional high school do. There are a lot of extra curricular activities that are fun and you might miss out on all that if you are in an online high school. Besides, there will be events like prom night and a graduation ceremony at a traditional high school, which you will not find in an online high school.

. You might find learning by yourself a little tough without having the guidance of a teacher. A lot of students have a problem with the math subject as they find it really tough particularly at the time there is nobody to guide you with your daily practice.

. You must have self-discipline otherwise it is of no use. Your sole source of inspiration is yourself thus if you are the kind of student that requires a hard push so that you can begin, online high school might not be ideal for you.

. You may sense a feeling of 'unfriendliness' within yourself as you are separated from your fellow students.

. Official recognition plays an extremely important role in your education. Just incase your online high school is not appropriately recognized, all the units that you have earned might turn out to be of no value at the time of being on a look out for a job and relocating yourself to a college.
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