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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. 

Creating a Back to School Plan for Online School

Posted by ICON School on Nov 8, 2021 10:32:00 AM

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The words "back to school" can be stressful for many students, especially if you are making the switch from traditional, in-person learning to online classes. And if your learning was interrupted or impacted by COVID-19 shut-downs and restrictions, you might be feeling even more apprehensive about moving forward with your education.

Along with a mix of excitement and nervousness, there’s still a lot up in the air regarding what some of your peers might be facing, along with the entire globe! There's so much to learn and a lot to consider, but there’s also a lot of things that you can do to help you stay organized, motivated, get inspired, and achieve your goals.