Important Factors You Should Consider When Selecting Online High School Courses

February 26, 2019

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Are you thinking about different ways to earn your high school diploma? Do you want to switch from your local high school to an online high school? No matter your situation, you will want to pick the courses that work best for your overall education, so that you can receive acceptance to your top college choices. Today, the team from Citizens’ High School offers some important factors to consider when selecting online high school courses.

Access Provided to Resources

If you decide it’s time to enroll in online high school courses, the first thing you need to take into consideration is the access that is provided to various resources. Even though you are taking courses towards your high school diploma online, you still deserve to access the same resources as your counterparts who enroll in physical high schools. These resources include access to teachers, libraries, databases, careers advice, student experience teams and communication with any other education officials.

The Engagement and Interactivity

Any online high school courses you enroll in should be engaging and have a lot of interactivity in them throughout the semester. You need to determine if the classes have been designed specifically for the internet. You can achieve this by watching a demo video found online for the course, talking to others enrolled in the course, and examining the user interface. Online courses with a lot of PDF documents, text, and not a lot of room for customization may lack interactivity and engagement.


Credibility is also relevant when picking the online courses you will take to obtain your high school diploma or GED. You will need to take a long, good look at the credibility of the organization that offers the courses online. Make sure you look for awards, recognition, accreditations, reviews and anything else that shows how strong the organization is in which you wish to enroll. Regional and National accreditation are mandatory for being admitted into colleges and universities, so making sure the accreditation is valid and up to date is crucial.

Is There Flexibility?

Do the high school courses you found online offer any flexibility? What do we mean by flexibility? Well, can you do any of the following with the course?

  • Can you extend the length of the course, if you need to do so?
  • What is the availability of any modules for the course?
  • What is the amount of time needed each week to study?
  • What is the frequency of any synchronous sessions?
  • Will you be required to visit an actual campus location? If so, how often?

The Course Content

The actual content of the course should be taken into consideration before you move forward with enrolling. Take a look at all of the course sections, or modules, to get an understanding of whether or not they will help you move towards your high school diploma. Is the content in this course necessary for graduation? Will the content help you once you reach college?  

Enroll in High School Courses Online Today

Are you ready to enroll in online high school courses? Do you want your teen to take their high school courses online? If so, it’s time to sit down with a course booklet and enroll in classes today. Contact the experienced team from Citizens’ High School to schedule an appointment. Call the office at 1-904-276-1700 or fill out the contact form on the website.