Home school your child with High School of America online classes.

People often talk about homeschooling like it’s a recent trend that only those with too much time on their hands attempt. However, this view seems a bit ironic when you take a look at the history of education. Children have actually been homeschooled since the beginning of time. It wasn’t until the mid-1600s that the very first public school in the United States was set up. Now that many families purchase homes on two incomes and both parents are working full time, public school is a necessity and the norm.

Along with the shift of focus toward public school has come the stigma that homeschoolers are deprived of social opportunities and not learning everything they need to in order to earn a real diploma. The truth is, both public schools and homeschooling have their pros and cons, and what you choose to do for your family depends entirely on your personal situation. If you have been thinking about homeschooling your children or wondering what the real benefits are to spending every waking moment with them, here’s a list that might persuade you to take the homeschooling leap.

  • Teacher-to-Student Ratio
  • Customization
  • Better Teaching Tools
  • Flexibility
  • Preparation for College

Let’s take a closer look at each of these benefits of homeschooling as well as go over how High School of America and online learning can make homeschooling easily the best option for your family.

Teacher-to-Student Ratio

While most public schools have a 1/30 teacher to student ratio, homeschooling is significantly less. Students receive way more one-on-one time and attention, meaning that the teacher can truly assess what their student needs and help them learn in the best way for them. Parents are the most dedicated and care more about their child’s education than anyone else, creating a safe and adaptable environment for learning.

Students receive way more one-on-one time and attention, meaning that the teacher can truly assess what their student needs and help them learn in the best way for them.

Customization

There aren’t hundreds of red tape hoops to jump through or a strict curriculum to abide by. For example, if your child isn’t ready for sex education, you don’t have to put them through that in 5th grade. With homeschooling and individual online high school courses, you have the ability to completely customize your child’s education and move at their pace. If they are advanced, jump ahead. If they have special needs, take the time to figure out what works best for them. Customizing is very hard when you are trying to get everyone to learn the same thing at the same time in traditional schools. That’s why the customizable nature of homeschooling and online learning is a huge benefit.

Better Teaching Tools

Homeschoolers have access to the best teaching tools and can select which tools to use based on their students’ needs. When you homeschool, you can use real-world experiences to teach your children, rather than having them be stuck in a classroom each day watching movies about the real world. Museums, parks, and historical sites are all great ways to teach homeschooled students. Older students can take on a part-time job while they take online high school classes, learning about hard work, finances, and real-world responsibilities.

Flexibility

Enjoy the flexibility offered by online courses with High School of America.

One of the most significant benefits of homeschooling is flexibility. You don’t have to feel guilty if your child is sick and has to miss a few days of class. Because you are in charge of their schedule, you are the one to decide when school is in session. You can also mix in extracurricular activities like sports, music lessons, and other social events to make sure that your child makes friends and gains the social experience they need. Additionally, with online learning, your child can still stay on task while you travel and learn about other cultures. Online learning could even allow for your child to graduate early.

Preparation for College

Some people worry that homeschooled teens won’t qualify for college, but colleges are actually starting to seek out homeschooled students more and more. Research suggests that homeschooled children tend to perform above average on standardized tests, stay in college longer, and do better while in college. A 2009 study showed that homeschooling may be a smarter way to teach kids as the number of homeschoolers who graduate from college is about 67%, while among public school students it is only 59%. As for the process of getting a diploma and applying to college, it is pretty simple: High School of America’s individual online high school courses are a great way to add to your child’s curriculum if you’re worried about them being self-motivated and prepared for college.

Teens can effectively prep for college with good homeschool transcripts for admission and with less burnout on busy work. Homeschooled students benefit by standing out for college admissions just by having had a different experience, but also because they may have had opportunities to follow their interests in a deep way

Home School with High School of America

Allow your child to access the advanced learning techniques provided through our technology here at High School of America.

High School of America is a fully accredited online school that offers homeschooling programs. We have excellent teachers who work with each student. We have exceptional sources and a multitude of course materials for you to choose from for your child. With our flexible learning structure, you are able to ensure that your child is learning at his or her own pace. We offer career-focused study programs that assist your child in successfully getting into a career after school. We also offer many different courses that are geared to help your child succeed in college. Our school offers everything that any homeschooled child would need to be successful. With you helping ensure that he or she gets the extracurricular activities, your child could have a more productive education with just as fulfilling social relationships that they would have in any public-school environment. This way you have more control on the student’s safety and their learning.

If you’re still not sure if homeschooling is right for you, take your time deciding. It’s a big decision and commitment for families, and not everyone can afford to do it. If you do feel strongly about it, don’t get discouraged. There are plenty of helpful resources out there that can aid you in your homeschooling tactics and learning. Please take the time to reach out and contact one of our advisors today. We would be glad to go over any information or statistics that we have that could help you with your decision. Our team can walk you through a more detailed look at what our learning material is like and how our flexible schedules work. We want to ensure that if you choose to homeschool your child with High School of America, that you are comfortable and sure of the decision. Reach out to us for more information today!

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