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Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 12:00 am

Dear T2T: I am in the middle of high school and it’s just not for me. I would like to look into online schools, but I would really like to talk to someone that has done this. I don’t want to jump into something that could be as bad or worse than what I am in now. Do any of you know anything about getting your diploma online or do you know who I should talk to about this? — Advice needed

Response No. 1:

Before your question can be fully answered, you need to think about why high school is not right for you. There are good reasons to go to an online and there are bad reasons. Think about if it is a social issue or a curriculum one. If the issue is social, then online school could be for you. The reason for this is because when you take an online school, such as CAVA, you don’t have social interaction with other students. This could be a great thing for some people but a horrible thing for others. When you lose social interaction on a day-to-day basis you begin to lose life skills that could help you in the near future. That is why we suggest you think about if the issue is social or something else. However, there are other ways to go about finishing high school without using an online course. You could also think about going into an Independent Study course, but you would have to talk to your school counselor before you try this because they could give you the best information on all of these courses. Before you make any decision think about why high school is not right for you, research all the options and talk to your counselor about the options. Thank you for coming to us with your problem and we hope our information has helped and we hope the best for you concerning this issue. Good luck!

Response No. 2:

I am not sure about how to get your high school diploma online. I know that when you turn 18 years old you can take the GED test and it counts as your high school diploma. If you want don’t want to wait till you’re 18 years old you can try to convince your parents and take your schooling to the comfort of your own home. I’m talking about being home schooled. I know many people who have been home schooled and I have heard good things from it. You are focused and you get things done. Plus you can still see your friends and all that after you are done. If you are not interested in doing either I suggest you to ask one of your teachers or a counselor how to get it online. There are a lot of ways in getting your education you just have to be willing to make the effort.

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