College Prep for Online Students: Steps to Take by Year

Posted by ICON School on Aug 15, 2022 9:15:00 AM

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“College is still so far off, I don’t need to think about it yet,” is one of the most common misconceptions held by students entering their high school careers. While four years seems like an eternity as a fourteen-year-old, there are simple steps you can take each year to ensure that you’re prepared and ready to apply to your dream school. 

Beat Test Anxiety with 5 Helpful Tips

Posted by ICON School on Jun 15, 2022 1:03:09 PM

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Exams may be a mandatory part of an online school, but they can cause anxiety when it comes to putting your knowledge to the test. However, feeling a bit anxious isn’t always a bad thing. It just means that you care about the results and want to do your best. But unfortunately, those nerves can often get the best of us if we don’t take steps to get them under control.

How Online High School Students can Improve their Writing Skills

Posted by ICON School on May 11, 2022 10:01:55 AM

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Strong writing skills are transferable across various professional industries, so learning such skills will always be a part of a student’s education. In traditional schools, students tend to have more opportunities for verbal participation in class. But in online learning, students will need to rely on the strength of their written communication in class and assignments. Here’s how students can improve their writing skills in an online school.

Supporting Your Teen’s Mental Health During Online School

Posted by ICON School on Apr 6, 2022 12:15:15 PM

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It can be challenging for parents to know the best ways to help their teens cope with mental health struggles while attending an online school. While talking about mental health may be difficult, these conversations are important for helping your teen through these challenging times. You want to show your support so that your child knows you care and that you want to help them succeed.Here are some ways that you can help share support for your teen during their online school journey.

8 Strategies for Success in Online School

Posted by ICON School on Dec 7, 2021 3:07:19 PM

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Online schools have made getting an education easier, especially for those who cannot physically attend in-person classes. With the many advancements in technology, students of all ages have the flexibility to take the courses on their schedule, working around family, work, and other commitments.

In addition to having access to classes on a flexible schedule, there are many more benefits to online learning; however, many students also face several challenges. Continue reading to learn some strategies for success during your online learning experience. 

When Mental Health Struggles Cause Issues at School

Posted by Vickie McCullough on Nov 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM

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Mental health issues can have a major effect on school performance, and some students need to take a different approach in order to succeed with their studies. Today we're taking a look at the impact mental health struggles can have on students and how online school can be a better option for many. A number of ICON students have faced their own mental health issues and found they are much more successful in the online school environment.