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How to Transition Schools During Winter Break

December 15th, 2015 by
How to Transition Schools During Winter Break

How to Transition Schools During Winter Break

Changing schools midyear is a difficult decision for any student. However, it’s a different story if your reasons for switching schools are educational ones. It might be nerve-wracking at first, but switching to another school could be an immediate solution for social or academic problems. With advanced planning and insight, get ready for a smooth transition into a new and exciting learning environment. (more…)


What’s Your Social Media Intelligence Score?

December 11th, 2015 by


High School Online that will Help Your Child Succeed

October 7th, 2015 by
High School Online that will Help Your Child Succeed

High School Online that will Help Your Child Succeed

Nowadays, high school students face a wide range of challenges that impact the quality of education they receive. Not only does the lack of educational resources play a role, but also responsibilities at home and social challenges among peers. Often, traditional schools just aren’t able to accommodate these challenges, making online high school the most logical option to promote the educational experience. By taking high school online, students are better able to complete their education around their own schedule. Students are able to work at their own pace, while receiving the one-on-one instructor support they need to thrive. (more…)


How To Choose A Charter School In San Diego

September 30th, 2015 by
How To Choose A Charter School In San Diego

How To Choose A Charter School In San Diego

Many parents in San Diego are looking for alternative learning environments for their children. Charter schools are one of these non-traditional options and may be the answer to your search.

If you feel your child could benefit from attending this educational route, keep reading for some tips on how you can find the right charter school for your child. (more…)


Your Road to College – An Exciting Adventure!

December 8th, 2014 by

Applying to college is an exciting process, yet with so many different “roads” that can take you to you to higher education, the application process may seem daunting. First, know that we are here to help you make your post secondary dreams come true. Whether you want to go to a 2-year community college, 4 year university, or attend a trade school in culinary art, film or business, SDVS can help you stay organized to meet your goals. We want to put you on the correct road to success.

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A Day in the Life of An Online High School Student

December 2nd, 2014 by

One of the exciting aspects of taking classes as an online student is how much flexibility you have in your daily schedule. If you have work, family commitments or other time restraints, an online virtual high school can help you manage your busy schedule and still get an incredible education. Here are a couple of possible daily routines for an online student, but keep in mind, each student can shape their own schedule. (more…)


How Online Classes are Redefining Education

October 29th, 2014 by

Continuing advancements in online education have everyone from students to school administrators rethinking high school and college coursework. Gone are the days when a physical classroom was required for a comprehensive education.

San Diego Virtual School is a leader in online education throughout Southern California. With our individualized approach, free classes and extensive curriculum, SDVS offers all the advantages of a traditional learning enterprise with the flexibility and customized, tailor-made coursework – all at your fingertips!

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We’re just one element of the fast-growing online education revolution. Why are online classes so popular, and will this surge continue far into the future? Many education and business leaders think so. We’ve compiled some strong opinions about online education and its overall benefits for students. Taken collectively, they make a great case for online education’s bright future. Here are a few reasons why virtual schooling is here to stay:

Individualized learning.

As opposed to the one-size-fits-all approach, online education offers tremendous flexibility as far as scheduling and time management go. And this has an empowering impact. According to Beth Te Grotenhuis, president of Odysseyware: “One of the biggest benefits of online learning is that it empowers students to learn in a time, a place and a way that best fits their personal learning style and need.”

Flexibility for career-minded students.

Online education accommodates busy work schedules, allowing students to gain valuable instruction while still working part-time or even full-time hours. As the time constraints of a traditional education diminish, this opens the door for anyone looking to better themselves in a virtual classroom environment.

Significant cost savings over traditional instruction methods.

Typically, textbooks alone cost hundreds of dollars per semester. But with the comprehensive structure of many online education outlets, the required reference texts are already in place. It might seem like small change to many students, but this advantage adds up to big savings.

Real-world skills developed in real-time.

Anthony James Green, the founder and president of Test Prep Authority, offers an interesting take on the burgeoning online education market: “Online education isn’t just a matter of convenience and efficiency – it’s a matter of necessity. Any student who aspires to become a knowledge worker, or to function effectively in the 21st century, needs to be familiar with the internet and with modern computing technology. In thirty years, those who aren’t comfortable using computers and internet basics will be on the same level as those who are illiterate today.”

If you’d like to learn more about online education in the San Diego area, call an SDVS advisor at (619) 713-7271. You can also visit our contact page for more information on coursework, locations and other resources.

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San Diego Community College District opening enrollment for High School Students

October 16th, 2014 by
The San Diego Community College district is opening up enrollment for high school students in January.  The three community colleges in this district are: San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, and San Diego Miramar College.  There are a few things that our students must know if they want to concurrently enroll:

1.)  They can only take 1 class

2.)  They must get a form from our college and career counselor

3.)  They can only register for the class during open enrollment which is usually the week before the semester starts so the class selection is going to be limited.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Bridges at hbridges@sdvirtualschools.com
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Why You Need a High School Diploma

September 18th, 2014 by

A high school diploma is more than just a piece of paper or a personal achievement that you’ve set for yourself. Instead, receiving your high school diploma is the very thing that will either enable or prevent you from getting the career of your dreams or even a basic job.

Why You Need a High School Diploma

Why You Need a High School Diploma

As the national unemployment rate continues to remain high, employment competition is even more challenging than ever before. However, the battle to find employment is even tougher for those who haven’t finished high school as the national unemployment rate for those who haven’t graduated rings in at 12 percent.

Not only will you have a more difficult time finding a job if you dropout, but you’ll make far less than those who do have their high school diploma. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, high school dropouts can expect to earn a little over $20,000 annually, which is over $10,000 less than a high school graduate, and nearly $37,000 less than someone who has received their Bachelor’s degree. As a result, high school dropouts are over 30 percent more likely to live their life in poverty when compared to those who have graduated and gone on to receive their Bachelor’s degree.

With these alarming statistics, why risk putting your future at stake by choosing to dropout? San Diego Virtual School is here to help you achieve a strong future by helping you receive your high school diploma online. By registering with SDVS, we will be behind you every step of the way while you reach your goal of achieving your high school diploma, locking in a bright and promising future with our individualized approach to education. If you’re ready to secure your future, see if you qualify for SDVS online with our quick qualification form.


Getting Started with Google Drive

September 4th, 2014 by

San Diego Virtual School Uses Google DriveSan Diego Virtual School is excited to use the online tool, Google Drive, to simplify the process of connecting students and teachers to share important information and documents. With Google Drive, you’re able to access documents your teachers share with you, while sharing documents you create with your teachers, such as your PE logs. This simple tutorial will help you get started with Google Drive.

 

Accessing Google Drive

To use Google Drive, you’ll need to create a Google email account if you haven’t done so already. While logged into your Google account, you’ll see a collection of small squares with a grid-like appearance on the upper right side of the screen. Click the group of squares to view the drop down grid menu and select “Drive.”

 

Viewing and Sharing Documents

While viewing your Google Drive account, you’ll see a column on the left-hand side with a list of options. Here, you’re able to view the documents that have been shared with you. Simply, click on your name and you’ll see a file to open, allowing you to view information that has been shared with you.

When viewing the document, you’re able to type in the information you need to complete your PE log and other assignments. The information you type will be auto saved, and your teacher will see the information you’ve added. You don’t need to do anything else.

On the left-hand side of the screen, you also have the option to create new documents to use for your work and to share with others. With each new document you create, you have the ability to customize who is able to view the document should you need to share it with your teachers.

Google Drive is a simple and effective way to communicate and stay informed with everything pertaining to your courses. If you have any questions about using Google Drive, please contact your teacher.