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.

Common Online Learning Distractions You Can Fix

Posted by ICON School on Jun 6, 2023 1:55:43 PM

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Are you finding it challenging to stay focused during your online classes? The transition to virtual learning can be overwhelming and full of distractions. It's easy to feel like online school is just another task on your to-do list, competing for your attention. However, several factors can affect your ability to concentrate on your online schoolwork.

Here are 7 of the most common reasons that you are having trouble focusing when doing online school, and what you can do about them.  

Pros and Cons of Homeschooling in High School

Posted by ICON School on Jun 6, 2023 1:54:37 PM

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Whether you're brand-new to the homeschooling game or you're a long-time homeschooler watching the ninth grade loom on the horizon, the chances are that you're worried about those high school years--and that's okay! Homeschooling is a journey you don't have to take alone. At ICON, we believe in the power of partnership and are here to provide the support and resources you need to succeed in homeschooling during this crucial phase.

Avoiding Social Media Distractions During Online School

Posted by ICON School on Feb 6, 2023 2:38:49 PM

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Whether you're a current online school student or are still deciding whether to enroll, one thing's for sure: You'll have lots of questions (and that's a good thing). One of those questions is "how do I avoid social media distractions when the whole school experience is online"--luckily, we have the answers. Here's what to know!