Students Can Get Prepared Through Online High School Courses
Over the summer, the University of Arizona started offering fully online degree programs, and Arizona State University added hundreds of new online degrees. It’s not just Arizona; colleges throughout the country are offering more online programs, and even adding an online aspect to their traditional degrees. With all of this push for an online college education, here are a few reasons why taking online courses in high school now can help better students become better prepared for college.
Online students learn discipline
In an online environment, there is no assigned seats or raising your hand to ask to use the bathroom. Online students instead enjoy the freedom of completing their schoolwork on their schedule, when and where they want. With this added benefit comes great responsibility, a great trait to learn while in high school as Primavera Online High School graduate Jayde Kolb said.
“(Online school) helps you achieve responsibility, taking charge of your own learning,” said Kolb. “I’ve heard college stories saying you’re not going to have someone babysitting you, ad I think with online school, you get that experience already…it gives you that experience to go an ad be able to take charge of your own learning and education and responsibilities.”
With more flexibility, students create disciplined schedule
In college, students choose the time and day they want to attend classes and study. Online courses in high school are very similar to that. Students who take online courses 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. These options will also be available to them in college, so they will be prepared to manage their schedules rather than being overwhelmed.
Online students gain experience communicating with teachers outside a classroom
In a brick and mortar school, students interact with their teachers in person every single school day. Transferring to the college environment classroom sizes can range anywhere from 100-500 students can be a rough shift for students who leaned on their teachers.
This, combined with more online degree programs and online aspects being added to the classrooms, is the reason college students communicate with their professors less in person. Professors or more readily available via emails and phone calls, just like in an online environment. Online instructors are available by phone, email and in person tutoring to help students get the personalized support they need and get used to communicating with a teacher the way they would with a college professor.
Even if students plans to take college courses in person, they will most likely still have an online aspect. Now more than ever, in-person colleges have online assignments, exams and resources. Students who take online high school courses become more comfortable with the idea of logging in and completing coursework, exams and even doing research online
If your student is looking to take online high school courses, many schools are still enrolling. Primavera Online High School enrolls every two weeks. To start your online application, click here.