In a time where most schooling has gone remote, online high school is a big step for students as they are nearing the end of one of their biggest phases in their lives, before they enter the working world. For many students, this makes high school an especially nerve-wracking time because of how much it can set the course of their lives. If you are an incoming high school student feeling the pressure as you draw closer to college, don’t fret!
If you are a student fresh out of online middle school this pandemic, read on and find how you can make the most of online high school in preparation for college!
1) More Comfortable Learning Environment
When someone mentions online learning, one of the first benefits many people think of first is home comfortability – studying without a uniform. But it’s more than just that. Perhaps the best thing about online education is having no physical classrooms. You can get the best education without leaving your home. All you need is a stable internet connection where you can digitally communicate with your teachers and have your assignments electronically sent to you. No more braving the insane Manila traffic, having to get up early for school, or miss out on important family time.
2) Transition to Independent Work
When it comes to online high school, remote learning becomes more than just a matter of convenience. One of the reasons why online learning is a good choice is because students can experience a proving ground of how it is to work independently early into their lives. This is a great way to simulate the day-to-day grind of both college programs and employment — especially with remote work gaining traction in the workplace as well.
Online high school programs provide just enough structure for students to gain the necessary knowledge for their tertiary education, while allowing students to stretch their wings with a more independent environment.
3) Avoid the Hassles of Commuting
Get your money’s worth out of your education by attending classes online instead of missing out on classes due to the many class cancellation caused by the Philippines’ many storms. By attending online classes, you don’t have to miss out on important class lectures or brave the floods just to get to school on time. No matter the weather condition, you’ll always know that class will be in session.
4) Flexible Schedule
With online education, you have the flexibility to adjust your class schedule around your day versus the other day around. Students can have the ability to juggle both work and schooling at the same time, should they need to, and they can easily adjust their schedules to whatever is most convenient for them. This helps students create a better and healthier work-school-life balance for themselves.
5) More Chances for Interaction
Online high school gives shy students the chance to shine! This is the perfect way to ease them in as they prepare their transition from senior high school to college. With online education, shy and more introverted students can more easily express themselves and share their ideas and opinions as compared to more direct face-to-face classroom sessions. This will make them more comfortable asking their professors questions in the future. Because they have, in a way, warmed up to speaking and have practiced their interpersonal and speaking skills, shy and introverted students will have an easier time interacting with new people once they enroll for college.
In fact, studies show that online education has been more beneficial to students and has improved their concentration and test scores due to the lack of distractions from their peers.
6) Affordable Tuition Fees
Open high school programs conducted online are typically cheaper than on-campus education… usually charged by schools. This makes online high school programs more inclusive, as they become more accessible for students in various financial circumstances.
Online classes allow its students to download the resource materials directly from the school website, saving students a lot of money down the line. Since there is no physical campus, there are no miscellaneous fees such as library fees or school clinic fees as well. Enrolling in an online class can help students save on these costs, which they can put towards their college tuition instead.
7) Improves Your Self-discipline
The most important thing that online high school can do for you is how it contributes to your preparation for both college and the workplace. This is largely due to how it encourages a culture of self-discipline. With online classes, you won’t constantly have a teacher looking over you and reminding you about you to finish your tasks and assignments. You won’t be following a rigid schedule day in and day out. Rather, you’ll need to find the motivation and discipline to log in every day and participate in discussion boards. Without self-discipline, you’ll quickly find it will be difficult to keep up in classes, much more difficult than in a normal classroom setting.
The self-discipline that you learn from this experience does more than just increase your productivity in your online high school program. The self-discipline you learn also works its way into other aspects in your life by trickling down into your principles and habits. From your health to your financial management, the self-discipline you learn will have you reaping rewards well after you have graduated.
Online Education (OEd) is the first full online education program in the Philippines to offer an online high school program. Our online high school programs set you up for success by molding your skills and mindset for your university education. The self-discipline, versatility, and even the independence which you will learn from attending online high school will all play a part in setting you on the right path to becoming globally competitive individuals once you set foot in the workplace. Learn more about our senior high school enrollment process and requirements so you can start your online learning journey.
In our mission to provide Filipinos with quality education online, OEd also offers a range of tertiary and postgrad education programs like a diverse set of bachelor’s degrees, as well as masters and doctorate programs.