July 11, 2008, Newsletter Issue #236: Online Courses Offer Diversity To The College Bound Homeschooled High School Student

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For many homeschool high school students the idea of virtual or correspondence schools offers a friendly educational environment within the confines of the homeschool classroom. For many college bound homeschool students, the idea of a virtual classroom provides an expanded opportunity to learn college courses without having to conform to a college class schedule. The online courses are offered to each student at any time, any location. This flexible scheduling allows for homeschool students to continue with their current social and academic commitments while increasing the overall educational opportunities. homeschool high school students, they are already committed to job share programs, volunteer work, family responsibilities and personal interests and clubs. The online or virtual high school offers many different accredited classes, a professional transcript and a learning experience unlike any other. For the virtual high school student, the members of any course can be located from all different corners of the world, allowing for cross cultural learning to take place as well as the desired curriculum. Students are able to interact with teachers and peers in lively conversations, exchanging ideas from different cultures and locations around the world. There are many different online high school programs available for the homeschool student; taking the time to research each educational program to insure that you find the best fit for your family is going to be a key element in your final choice (A home based curriculum can still include homeschool science. As you did when you first began homeschooling so many years ago, research your options and don’t settle for anything less than the best for your child.

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