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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 High Schools in San Diego, CA can differ in Quality

October 7th, 2015 by
How High Schools in San Diego, CA can differ in Quality

How High Schools in San Diego, CA can differ in Quality

San Diego is home to many excellent schools; however, not all of the schools in the area offer the same quality of education. While government funding, location, and the overall involvement from students and staff play a role in the value of the education students receive, other factors also directly influence the quality of a high school in San Diego. There are many influential factors that make a big impact on a school’s ability to provide the best educational experience possible. (more…)


The Top Universities And Community Colleges In San Diego For 2015

September 30th, 2015 by
The Top Universities And Community Colleges In San Diego For 2015

The Top Universities And Community Colleges In San Diego For 2015

Choosing a post-high school education that matches with your personal goals, desired environment, and budget is the first step towards creating a brighter future for yourself. When you begin your research on the best colleges in the United States, you should look for plenty of raving student reviews, retention ratings of at least 60%, and any existing national ranking. Luckily for you, San Diego has a few universities and community colleges that fulfill each of these important components, and beyond.

Listed below are the top universities and community colleges in San Diego for 2015, according to national ranking, graduation ratings, retention ratings, affordability, and student reviews. (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…)


How To Select The Right College For You

June 29th, 2015 by
How To Select The Right College For You

How To Select The Right College For You

With more than 4,000 colleges and universities to choose from in the U.S., how do you know which is the right one for you? Try these helpful hints:

  • Start at the beginning. Begin by asking yourself why you want to go to college. What are your educational goals? Career ambitions? You don’t need to have your whole life planned out in high school. But answering these questions will help determine which college is best for you.

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When Should you Seek Online Education?

April 6th, 2015 by

When Should you Seek Online Education?

 

Not all students flourish in an in-class setting. Some pupils absorb more knowledge when the material is presented in a more flexible format. Still others prefer to “learn solo,” where external distractions like rowdy co-students aren’t a factor. Is it time to reconsider your traditional classroom learning environment?

Thinking about taking online classes? You’re not alone. Today, nearly 1 in 3 students are looking to enroll in virtual classes. What are the main reasons for the continued growth and popularity of this unique teaching method? And do some of these factors align with your career goals?

Here are some of the advantages of an online education, along with some factors to think about, from a student’s perspective, as they relate to your personal needs.

  1. Varied coursework. With normal coursework, you’re limited to an institution’s offerings. Yet online, you can find a specialized (and hence more interesting) curriculum – one that will pay dividends as you advance in your career preparation.
  2. Not every student’s home environment, medical circumstances and other lifestyle factors are the same. With virtual school, students can customize their study and test habits to fit their unique schedule. If your situation demands specialized scholarship, online education might be the answer.
  3. Attentive instructors. Do you thrive with extra attention? Virtual school’s unique blend of responsive instruction and individual, custom learning is the perfect fit. San Diego Virtual School offers 24/7 support – it’s doubtful your local public school district can say the same.
  4. Decreased cost. If your family or financial situation lacks resources, online education (particularly for post-high school coursework) is an affordable alternative.
  5. Accelerated learning. For whatever reason, you might need to complete your classes quicker than a typical public school schedule. Online education allows “fast-track” learning – a faster-paced process, yet still thoroughly entrenched with a classic scholarship foundation.

Do any of these reasons make sense to ponder online education? To find out more on San Diego Virtual School, visit our contact page or call an SDVS online learning specialist at (619) 713-7271.

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