Does an Online School Diploma Hold the Same Weight as a Traditional High School Diploma?

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With the growing popularity of online schooling, more parents are considering enrolling their children in an online school. But a common concern among these parents is whether or not their child's diploma will be taken seriously by universities and employers. After all, the traditional high school diploma has been seen as a benchmark of success for generations. So can an online school diploma stand up to the same standard? The answer is yes!

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How Traveling for Work Can Enhance Your Online Student's Education

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As a working parent, have you ever wished your child could join you on business trips? With online education, it's now a possibility. Nowadays, children can attend class from anywhere. And with the right technology and planning, you can use your work-related travel as an educational opportunity for your student. In this blog post, we'll look at how to make the most of your working trips by turning them into learning experiences for your online student.

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Accredited Homeschool Programs for Third-Grade Students

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With the increasing demand for quality education, more parents are looking for alternatives to traditional schooling. Homeschooling is one such option, offering a range of benefits including a customized curriculum and flexible learning schedules. For parents considering homeschooling their third-grade students, this blog post will offer some tips on how to choose the best program.

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Accountability Programs for Online Private School Students

You may find yourself in a situation where your student needs accountability when using their computer. The Internet is a useful tool for learning, but can also be a distraction when your student needs to focus on their schoolwork. With this in mind, there are a number of resources that you can use to provide the structure and accountability that your student may need.

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10 Ways Parents Can Plan for Upcoming School Year During the Summer

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Throughout the school year and during the summer, you may already be thinking about the upcoming school year and how you and your student can best prepare for the next grade level. At Enlightium, we have several opportunities and activities we recommend to students and their parents/guardians for how your family can best prepare for the upcoming year during the summer months.

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Technical ESOs for 12th Graders: Carefully Storing Sensitive Data

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 12th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 12th grade are expected to understand the reason for carefully storing sensitive data.

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Technical ESOs for 11th Graders: Creating Secure Passwords

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 11th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 11th grade are expected to understand the reason for creating secure passwords.

Passwords can be a beast. Below are some practical (and actually sort of fun) actions for you to take to stay on top of your passwords.

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Technical ESOs for 10th Graders: Understanding Malware and Antivirus

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 10th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 10th grade are expected to understand malware and antivirus.

Keeping your computer free from malware allows you to surf safely. Malware could be planted by hackers, terrorists, or bored individuals.

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Technical ESOs for 9th Graders: Data Organization

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 9th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 9th grade are expected to learn how about data organization.

Students should review this article with a parent.

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Technical ESOs for 8th Graders: Keeping your Computer Secure

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 8th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 8th grade are expected to learn how to keep your computer secure.

Students should review this article with a parent.

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Technical ESOs for 7th Graders: Using Social Media Wisely

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 7th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 7th grade are expected to learn how to use social media wisely.

Students should review this article with a parent.

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Technical ESOs for 6th Graders: Maintaining Christian Values While Accessing the Internet

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At EnlightiumAcademy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 6th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but also spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 6th grade are expected to learn how to maintain Christian values while accessing the Internet.

Students should review this article with a parent.

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Technical ESOs for 5th Graders: Keeping your Computer Healthy

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 5th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 5th grade are expected to learn how to keep your computer healthy.

Students should review this article with a parent.

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Technical ESOs for 4th Graders: Becoming Efficient on the Computer

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At EnlightiumAcademy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 4th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 4th grade are expected to learn the best practices for computer efficiency.

Students should review this article with a parent.

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Technical ESOs for 3rd Graders: Safe Online Habits

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 3rd grade, each student is expected to grow, not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 3rd grade are expected to learn safe online habits.

Students should review this article with a parent.

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What You Need to Know about the HiSET

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Similar to the GED, the HiSET is an exam that provides students with a degree equivalent to a high school diploma. It is, however, more rigorous in nature than the GED.

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How do I Know When the GED is the Best Option for Me?

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High school can be incredibly difficult, and sometimes students and parents are looking at alternatives to receiving a high school diploma. In the vast majority of cases, students should pursue a high school diploma. Earning a diploma typically results in higher wages as an adult and lets employers know that the worker can overcome a challenge.

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What Every Online Student Taking a World Language Needs to Know: Typing Accent Marks and Other Special Characters

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Online students taking a world language course will need to submit written work with the correct accent marks or they will lose credit on that assignment. There are a few options for students typing in another language including any special accent marks, characters, or punctuation the language may require all while still using a standard American keyboard.

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Study Tips: Using Flash Cards

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What are flashcards?

Flashcards are a common studying tool that have been used for decades. The basic components are:

  1. Term: the term on a flashcard is the short word, phrase, or question that you are trying to remember.
  2. Definition: the definition is the meaning of the term. It can also be a fact, explanation, or answer.

While many cards will show both the term and definition on one side, the most effective cards will have the term on one side and the definition on the other.

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Why Doesn't My Student Care?

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One common characteristic plagues students today: apathy. The struggle of the parent, student, and teacher is to overcome apathy and motivate students toward genuine learning. What can you do?

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