There was a time in the not too distant past where in order for one to obtain that all important high school degree, attendance at a brick and mortar facility was mandatory. In fact, it was more than mandatory; ten years ago high schools were requiring that students miss only a certain amount of school or risk losing credits in classes. If you were unfortunate enough to require home healthcare there was little you could do to stay on top of your schooling.
How times have changed! The arrival of the Internet age has heralded a whole new world for those looking to complete their high school in ways that don't include being forcibly immersed in a student body for hours every day over four years, juggling class schedules, family time and minor hockey tournaments. Online education has become a very popular way to gain a diploma, and its popularity is guaranteed to continue.
Why is it that earning a high school diploma through online programs is so popular? Let's take a look at a few reasons.
Kids can work at their own pace. Both parents and their kids love the fact that education is no longer held up by the "pace of the class". A major knock on traditional education was that it took place at a pace that simply bored many quicker students and baffled those that needed a little more time. No need for a teenager to wait for the rest of the class to catch up or catch on online; those courses can be completed as quickly as you like. Someone who has ambitions of becoming a Ontario lawyer can even fast track their way to university.
Freedom from bad influences. Let's be honest, high schools today are scary places, scarier than they were even a decade ago. With some institutions you can feel like some of the kids should need a urine drug screen before entering class! The teenage years have lost their innocence in a deliberate campaign, and many have embraced the new social values with open arms. Home school used to be the only alternative, but today's online availability takes a lot of the burden off of busy parents. If you work fulltime and don't feel right sending your children to public school, you can go to a nanny agency in Calgary or elsewhere and fine a suitable home care worker to take your kids through their online courses.
Those are just a couple of reasons why earning a high school diploma online can be a great choice for many teenagers and their families. It's the perfect way to take education into their own hands!