Six Myths About Online School–Busted!

By September 24, 2021 No Comments
Myths about online school busted

Myth One: Online School Isn’t Accredited – My Work Won’t Transfer!

Whether you’re a student already interested in enrollment with Great Lakes Learning Academy (GLLA) or just now learning about us, it’s important to know whether all of your credits transfer. Nothing would be worse than completing a bunch of work, only to have to re-do it at a later point.

Rest assured that with GLLA, all the amazing work you’ve completed will stay with you for the rest of your high school career (and beyond!). GLLA and aligned to state and national standards. Credits earned from GLLA hold the same value as those from traditional schools and are recognized by high schools, universities, colleges and employers nationwide.

Getting started is easy. Talk with your parent or school counselor and let them know you would like to enroll with GLLA. They can help you make sure you’re enrolling for all the courses needed! Then, Call or reach out to GLLA enrollment advisors, and they can help you with all the next steps!

Myth Two: Learning Online is Beyond Boring. A bunch of reading plain texts….

Let’s face the facts: Nobody wants to sit in front of a computer all day reading large chunks of texts or watching a 30-minute video lecture. Just like you would expect in a brick-and-mortar classroom, online learning should include different learning formats and opportunities to connect with peers.

At GLLA, students learn using curriculum designed for the online experience. Each course is rigorous, research-based, and contains captivating multimedia elements to help you build critical knowledge and skills and become college and career ready. For example, if you enroll in our high school US History course, you will explore incredible topics such as US involvement in WWII with videos, interactives, graphics and more. You will also participate in discussion boards and complete projects to apply your knowledge.

If you were to enroll in a GLLA science course, you would discover the amazing world of biology all the way from cell history and theory to organism growth. You will see numerous videos and interactives along the way, like this one, which allows you to explore different neurons in the nervous system.

More than that, GLLA offers the opportunity for students to connect with a diverse and supportive community.

Myth Three: Teachers Online Don’t Pay Attention to you as Teachers in a Classroom

Every student wants to know that their teachers care. When not meeting with your teacher in person every single day, it may seem as though your online teachers aren’t “there” for you as much. But that’s simply not the case.

GLLA teachers dedicate an incredible amount of time to ensuring each and every K-12th grade student is successful and reaching their goals. They are carefully monitoring your progress and looking at your work. In fact, our teachers are deeply invested and involved in your learning.

Myth Four: Colleges Don’t Accept Credits from Online School

Just because you’re learning online doesn’t mean the work you do is any less valid or important. GLLA is ready to support our students in any of their outside or academic goals, whether that means pursuing sports, careers they’re passionate about, or something else.

GLLA is fully accredited, so all of your credits will transfer fully. We are also NCAA approved, meaning you will have the chance to participate in and obtain scholarships for college athletics.

Myth Five: Online Students Don’t Get Enough Socialization

There can often be a worry about students missing out on the “school experience.” But GLLA works to connect their students in several ways! There are student clubs, school events and virtual classroom where students will engage in meaningful discussions and make friends.

Myth Six: Enrolling is a Long and Difficult Process

Applying to GLLA is easy. In fact, you can enroll in 5 simple steps:

  1. Fill out an application. Start by clicking here. Once there, fill out the “Get Started Now” form on the right-hand side.
  2. Create a Student Profile. You will receive an email with log-in information to create a student profile. Once received, log in and fill out all the necessary information.
  3. Fill out Information. Continue to the next page and fill in additional information, such as previous schools attended, emergency contacts, and so on.
  4. Complete all other info and send in documents.
  5. Submit! Within the original email from step two, you will have a verification code. Use that code on the final step and click submit!

Now that these myths are debunked, what are you waiting for?

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