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By Andrew Moran     Apr 16, 2013 in Technology
Houston - Many students in the United States are unable to complete high school. Whether it's because of family strife, lack of interest in school or the choice of lifestyle (crime), high schools are adapting to technology and offering to complete a GED online.
Robert Balfanz, a leading scholar of dropout rates at Johns Hopkins University, co-authored a report titled “Building a Great Nation” that looks at the number of high school graduates. The study, released in February, concluded that the U.S. is making gains in high school graduation rates and projected that the nation could reach 90 percent in the next seven years.
Despite the gains made by the states of Alaska, California, Louisiana, New York, Tennessee and Texas, there are still scores of high school students facing a long road to finishing high school: students with learning disabilities, those who lack the sufficient English skills and minorities.
The study noted that the states that made successful gains implemented a number of measures:
- Offering flexible academic schedules and supervised online courses
- Improving reading instruction and tutoring
- Sending emissaries door-to-door to encourage dropouts to return
- Hiring counselors to review each student’s transcript
- Launching new schools to train students for certain career fields
The Lincoln High School Academy is an institution that is adapting to the situation and adopting online education tools for those who left school but still want to seek higher education at a community college or a university. This way, students can complete their GED online.
Home school organizations have been growing rapidly across the U.S. and Canada. It allows students to complete their high school diploma (GED) online without attending classes, create their own schedule and have peace of mind that the Lincoln Academy is nationally accredited and is recognized by universities and community colleges.
The online program consists of five courses: mathematics, science, social studies, English/writing and reading comprehension. Each course must be completed with a grade of at least 70 percent. If a student fails the course then they are permitted to redo the course.
The tuition fees come in two parts: installment plan, which costs $49 to start and $50 bi-weekly, or full tuition, which is pegged at $299. It offers a 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed with a money-back option.
A simple Google search will provide astronomical results for online educational organizations. With advancements in technology being made each year, perhaps schools will offer full-time online courses amid government cutbacks, increased costs and inflation.
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