Understanding Homeschool Requirements In Idaho: A Guide

Posted by ICON School on May 7, 2024 1:06:00 PM

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Idaho stands out for its flexible approach to education, offering parents a hands-on role in their children's learning without the strict oversight found in many other states. The homeschool requirements in Idaho allow for a more personalized education experience, enabling parents or legal guardians to teach their children at home without needing formal certification. This level of freedom puts Idaho among the most homeschool-friendly states, albeit with some essential guidelines to ensure a comprehensive education.

Can You Start Online High School Anytime? Flexible Learning Options Explored

Posted by ICON School on Apr 16, 2024 8:02:03 AM

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Navigating through the educational landscape of the 21st century, students and families are increasingly seeking alternatives to the conventional classroom that cater to diverse needs and schedules. The rigid structure of traditional schooling—fixed semesters, bell schedules, and early morning classes—doesn't fit everyone. So, the burning question arises: "Can You Start Online High School Anytime?" Fortunately, for those looking for flexibility in their educational journey, the answer is a resounding yes. This shift opens up a world of opportunity for students to manage their education in a way that aligns with their personal commitments and learning preferences.

21st Century Learning: Is Online School Better Than In-Person?

Posted by ICON School on Apr 2, 2024 3:37:00 PM

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In the whirlwind of technological advancements and educational reforms, one question persistently surfaces in discussions among educators, parents, and students alike: is online school better than in-person schooling? With the shift towards digital platforms in various aspects of our lives, education has not remained untouched by this transformation. This blog post delves into the heart of 21st-century learning, examining the merits and drawbacks of online schooling compared to traditional, in-person education.

How Does Online School Impact College Applications?

Posted by ICON School on Mar 19, 2024 9:07:32 AM

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Online school is a great option for many students, and even more are joining this method of schooling due to COVID-19. However, some parents are worried about how this type of learning will affect college applications. Today we're taking a look at how colleges view online school on student transcripts and what you need to know about addressing it if colleges ask. 

How to Graduate Early from High School

Posted by ICON School on Mar 5, 2024 8:52:00 AM

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Many students only dream of finishing high school early, not realizing that it’s very possible to do so, especially in Idaho. Understanding 'how to graduate early from high school' can be an exciting and challenging process, but if you have the drive to do so and are in a program that supports you, you can achieve it! The key to success is understanding why you want to graduate early and creating a solid plan to make it happen.

Navigating the Transition: How to Switch to Online School Effectively

Posted by ICON School on Feb 20, 2024 12:52:00 PM

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In the vast sea of educational opportunities, making the leap to online learning can seem daunting at first glance. Yet, with the right tools, strategies, and mindset, the journey to virtual classrooms can be smooth and even exciting. If you've been contemplating how to switch to online school, you're in the right place. This guide is your compass, designed to navigate you through the transition, ensuring you make the most of your online educational experience.

High School Transitions: Finding Belonging in a Virtual Learning Community

Posted by ICON School on Oct 18, 2023 5:47:16 PM

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Transitioning to a new academic environment comes with many challenges for high school students. The fear of starting over in a new place, making new friends, and adjusting academically can make students anxious. In the last few years, though, virtual schools have revolutionized education, offering students a convenient and flexible way to learn at home or virtually anywhere. Online schools allow students to learn at their own pace, build a social community online, and develop a newfound independence they may not have had before. 

Navigating Academic Comebacks In Online Schools: Reclaiming Success and Belonging

Posted by ICON School on Sep 28, 2023 8:48:53 AM

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Whether a student is returning from a long Summer off or from a much-needed mental health break, navigating an academic comeback can be difficult. Returning to school is particularly challenging for students who complete their studies online. Online schools offer the flexibility and convenience to complete classes virtually anywhere, especially from the comfort of home. However, a home-based education could leave students unmotivated to return to school without the traditional in-school structure. Luckily, there are many ways to boost academic motivation positively and proactively. 

Getting Kids on a Back-to-School Schedule

Posted by ICON School on Jul 27, 2023 12:07:54 PM

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With the start of another school year right around the corner, it's time to stock up on notebooks, fire up the laptop, and--yes--get your kids or teens back on their regular schedule. Here's everything you need to know to help make the transition a whole lot easier.