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How to Get Students Started with Online School

How to Get Students Started with Online School

Monday, April 03, 2023

When the Covid-19 Pandemic hit in 2020, it seemed as though we were immediately all switched to doing some sort of work, school, event, or even a program, completely online. Now that things are slowly but surely turning back to normal, a lot of companies, events, and schools have realized that learning and working virtually is actually extremely beneficial to a lot of people.

For some people, online school or work was a nightmare, but for others, it was a dream. You were able to take more breaks, do homework in your pajamas, and have easy access to your assignments. If you prefer online learning during the pandemic, or if you haven’t done it and are interested in it, take a look at this list that will show how easy it is to get started with online school.

Here at Ignite Learning Academy, students are enrolled in 4-7 courses, depending on grade level and preference. All courses can be accessed online 24/7 from one simple dashboard, and families can structure the school day in the way that works best for them. 

Ignite Learning Academy is a mastery-based school, which means your child will never find themselves in a circumstance where they move forward in the curriculum without a solid grasp on the preceding skills. Some of the benefits of online school include having a flexible schedule, costs for learning will be reduced, and convenience.

What You Need to Get Started with Online School

Here are a few factors you’ll need to consider before you get started with online school. 

1) Decide Whether or Not Online School Is for You

Step one for getting started with an online school is to sit down and decide if an online school is right for you. You’ll need to make a list of pros and cons for all of your schooling options, and this might include online school, public school, or homeschooling

Look at all of these options, email the schools about certain programs or information, do some research about these schools, and then maybe talk with your family and make the decision on whether or not you should attend an online school.

2) Find Out When and Where to Attend Online School

Once you’ve made your decision to attend an online school, you’ll want to reach out to the school and officially enroll. It may be overwhelming at first, but the staff here at Ignite Learning Academy will be there to help with every step of the way to ensure you feel confident and comfortable with your online classes. 

3) Find What Courses You’ll be Taking

At Ignite Learning Academy, we offer a variety of different online courses you can take. If you’re a student in any K-8th classes, you’ll be taking four to six different courses per semester. If you’re in 9th-12th grade, then you’ll be taking six to seven courses per semester. Signing up for courses at Ignite Learning Academy will be a seamless task. 

Students are enrolled in four courses: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Elementary students typically enroll in one additional elective or foreign language course, and middle and high school students are typically enrolled in six courses simultaneously. 

At the high school level, multiple varieties of the same course are offered, and there is an ability to earn college credit while still in high school. 

4) Create Your Schedule.

Once you know what classes you’ll be taking, you can create your schedule. Not only will you need to plan when to take your classes, but you’ll also want to plan what time to wake up, what time you can take breaks from school work, what time you might have a meeting with a teacher, and anything else to plan out your days. 

This might seem like a lot, but it will definitely help you stay on top of your homework. 

5) Create an Area for School Work.

It might sound like a dream to be able to do your schoolwork from your bed, but creating a designated learning space for homework, class, reading, and online meetings will make it so much easier to have a successful learning environment. A successful learning environment in your home might be a desk, an office, or even a setup on the kitchen table. 

Make sure that when you’re choosing your learning space, you develop a space where distractions like TV, video games, phones, and anything else that might prevent you from focusing are eliminated. 

When you’re creating an area for school work, you’ll need to have a space for your laptop, pencil and paper, books for school, and anything else you need to learn. Furthermore, don’t forget to pick a space with good lighting. 

6) Set Daily Goals, and Meet Them.

Setting daily goals is a necessary part of academic success. Whether you’re making a list of assignments you need to complete or you’re setting a certain amount of time to work or read, using a planner, journal, or even a bullet point list will help you complete your assignments and meet deadlines. 

Online School at Ignite Learning Academy

Ignite Learning Academy is a great fit for children who are bored in school, have been bullied, suffer from anxiety, have learning disabilities, are gifted, travel frequently, or simply need a new way to receive their K-12 education. 

If you’re ready to learn more about our online academic programs at Ignite Learning Academy, reach out to our team today!