Earning a high school diploma online can have the same value as a regular diploma; students who earn their diploma online can attend college. This depends on the school and its accreditation.
As long as the school is accredited, your online diploma will hold the same value as one from a traditional school.
As colleges add more online aspects to their classrooms, earning your high school diploma online could help you become more college and career ready.
1. Online students learn discipline
There are no assigned seats or raising hands to ask to use the bathroom at Primavera. Our students enjoy the freedom of completing their schoolwork on their schedule, when and where they want. But with this comes great responsibility.
While teachers are always available to help, it’s up to the student to complete assignments and tests. All these things help our students gain discipline and become prepared for life after high school.
2. More flexibility
College students choose the time and day they want to attend classes and study. Primavera students do the same. So why not start developing a personally structured schedule early?
Online students can take advantage of working on their assignments when and where they want in order to balance the other activities in their lives, such as working a job or participating in student clubs. We believe this will help them become prepared for college as they learn discipline and how to manage their schedules.
3. Online students gain experience communicating with teachers outside a classroom
In a brick and mortar school, students see their teachers every single school day. At many colleges, classroom sizes can range anywhere from 100-500 students in a setting where the professor likely doesn’t know their names.
As a result, college students communicate with professors via emails and phone calls, just like at an online school.
Online instructors are available by phone, email, instant messages and in-person tutoring so students can get the personalized support they need and get used to communicating with a teacher the way you would with a college professor.
To learn more about student-teacher communication at Primavera, head here.
4. Online students become familiarized with completing online assignments
Even students who attend college courses in person will most likely still have an online aspect in their curriculum. Now, more than ever, in-person colleges have online assignments, exams and resources online. Online students are comfortable with the idea of logging in and completing coursework, exams, and even doing research online, helping the transition to college become much easier.
5. Counselors will help you get ready for college
Just like a traditional school, online schools have guidance counselors who work hard to help students prepare for life after high school.
If you are thinking of attending college, come to Primavera! We will help you graduate and get prepared to go to the college you want to attend.