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Switching Back to School Mode After Winter Break

January 2nd, 2019 by

The holidays are over, sleeping in is a thing of the past, and schedules are starting to pick up and fill up once again. With winter break in your rearview mirror, students and adults alike can struggle with getting back into a normal routine and staying focused on the tasks in front of them. Winter break is a great time to rest, relax, and refresh, but how do you switch back into school mode after those two glorious weeks off? Here at San Diego Virtual School, we know the struggle. We know the challenge of self-motivation, self-discipline, and pulling yourself out of that wintertime lull. Check out some of our top tips to help students switch back into the school mindset after a few weeks off in the winter.

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New Year’s Resolutions for High School Students

December 21st, 2018 by

A new year is just around the corner and high school students everywhere are already looking forward to the upcoming summer. But with each new year comes the end to a grade level and the beginning of a new one. For some, that may be college, while others may simply be moving on to the next grade in high school. Wherever you find yourself headed this fall, begin this new year on the right foot and with plenty of excitement, goals, and positivity. In order to have the best year yet, you need to be mindful about your choices this upcoming year and make plans to succeed in every area of your life. Here are a handful of our best suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for high school students.

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Tips for Applying to College

November 26th, 2018 by

The first semester of the school year is almost over, and high school seniors are looking forward to finishing out high school and moving on to bigger and better things, like college! Many seniors have already begun the college application process, but don’t stress if you haven’t! There may be a lot to do to get ready to submit applications, but with a little planning and preparation, you can meet those deadlines, submit those applications, and get into a great college to set yourself up for future success! Here are some of our best tips for applying to college.
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November Checklist for High School Seniors

November 7th, 2018 by

By the time November rolls around, high school seniors are well into their final year of high school, and the newness of being the big man on campus has likely worn off. As the holiday break nears and the last semester of secondary education looms in the very near future, high school seniors must look farther ahead into what their futures hold.

If a high school senior plans to attend college the fall after graduating, November is an incredibly important month. While some college’s deadlines are later into the spring, many important tasks need to be completed and checked off in November or December. If you’re in the midst of preparing for college and need some more manageable tasks to take care of this November, we’re here to help. Utilize this November checklist for high school seniors to ensure all of your college applications get submitted on time and the entire process goes smoothly.
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5 Test Taking Strategies That Will Improve Your Test Results  

October 31st, 2018 by

 

For many people, taking a standardized test ranks somewhere between getting a root canal and waiting for hours at the DMV. Even when you’re confident in your knowledge of the subject matter, there’s no denying that testing can be anxiety-inducing. Thankfully, though, there are a number of helpful strategies that can help ensure the best possible score. The next time you’re taking a big test, try on one of these five strategies that are sure to help you get the best possible results.

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What Are the Best Times of Day to Study?

October 8th, 2018 by

What Are the Best Times Of Day to Study

If you are a student of any kind or ever have been, you have likely faced a large pile of schoolwork and watched the clock slowly tick later and later as you struggle to complete it. With school days often starting early and evenings full of extracurricular activities and sports events, completing homework, papers, and studying can often be a struggle for even the most organized and prepared students.

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Should You Really Be Studying in a Coffee Shop?

October 4th, 2018 by

Should You Really Be Studying in a Coffee Shop?

You’re staring at your to-do list and are overwhelmed by the number of tasks you have to complete by the end of the week: a paper for your English class, a presentation for history, a large assignment in math, and a big exam to study for in science. You’re ready to buckle down and get to work, but you want to ensure you’re making the most of your study time, and you’re not sure what the best environment is to maximize your time and productivity. Should you go to the library? Maybe you should just camp out in your room? What about the kitchen table? You have a lot of options, but let’s take a look at one of the most common study spots among high schoolers and college students: coffee shops.

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Establishing a Successful Study Routine at the Start of the School Year

September 13th, 2018 by

Establishing a Successful Study Routine at the Start of the School Year

 

The beginning of the school year brings about a lot of different feelings for students. Some students approach the fall with excitement, anticipation, and a great deal of motivation, while others face the upcoming school year with a bit of dread. No matter where you are on the scale, doing your best to maintain a positive attitude and establish some good habits in the fall will go a long way when it comes to your overall success and satisfaction throughout the year.
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How to Engage with Your Fellow Students

September 10th, 2018 by

How to Engage with Your Fellow Students

 

Attending school online can be hugely beneficial for a number of reasons, and a lot of students choose to complete their middle school or high school education online to utilize the advantages that online learning has to offer.
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Understanding Graduation Requirements

September 7th, 2018 by

Understanding Graduation Requirements

 

Understanding the various online schooling graduation requirements can be challenging and overwhelming, but we’re here to break it down for you so that you know exactly what you need to do to graduate from high school.
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