Updated Online Learning Information Now Available

Students, parents, school officials and other visitors to our Online Learning page  should take note of two new documents posted to the site this morning.  The first outlines technical requirements for our online courses, while the second outlines technical requirements for online exams in our paper-based courses.  We hope this information will be useful to you as you work toward your accredited high school diploma.

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Today’s Anniversary: The Battle of Waterloo

It's June 18, and the famous Battle of Waterloo took place 200 years ago today.  Because the battle marked the end of Napoleon's once-insurmountable power, today the term "waterloo" can refer to anything that causes someone's demise.  Not having a high school diploma should never be your waterloo.  We offer online and paper-based programs if you desire to earn our accredited diploma, and we make individual courses available if you need to recover credit or wish to enhance an existing homeschool program.  Go on the offensive and enroll today! 

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National Spelling Bee Held Near Washington, D.C.

Earlier this week we said this blog would be buzzing with bees, and today's entry is another example.  The National Spelling Bee is being held in National Harbor, Maryland, all week long, and the competition will draw to a close today with semifinals this afternoon and a live broadcast of the finals tonight on ESPN.  If you watch the bee, you'll probably be amazed at how well students spell such complicated and unfamiliar words, but if you watch and listen closely, you'll see and hear them ask for the word's language of origin, its part of speech and how it is used in a sentence, all of which can be help them spell the word correctly.  We teach those techniques and more in our Spelling course, and while we can't guarantee that you'll become a champion speller, we can guarantee that you'll become a better speller and "bee" one step closer to earning your accredited high school diploma.


National Geographic Bee Held in Washington, D.C.

We're abuzz with bees this week as two national bees were held or are being held in and around Washington, D.C.  The first is the National Geographic Bee, which was held last week and is being broadcast on PBS affiliates around the country.  We invite you to tune in and match wits with some of the brightest young minds in the nation, and if you yourself want to learn more about Geography, consider taking our online Geography course or our paper-based World Geography course.  We can't guarantee you'll win the National Geographic Bee, but we can guarantee you'll become more informed on the countries of the world and be one step closer to your accredited high school diploma.

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Today’s Special Occasion: Teacher Appreciation Week

It's May 4, the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our students are taught by qualified instructors who genuinely care about their students.  Each of them has at least 24 hours of college credit in the subjects they grade, while many hold advanced degrees.  They all write detailed, personalized comments on every exam they grade, calling students by name and leaving constructive feedback so that students can learn from their mistakes and do better on future exams.  If you are ready to receive the same kind of help as you work toward your accredited high school diploma, enroll today!  

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