High School Mediator http://highschoolmediator.com The Support Teens Need to Succeed Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:35:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 What Are The High School Courses Students Need Help With? http://highschoolmediator.com/high-school-courses-students-need-help/ http://highschoolmediator.com/high-school-courses-students-need-help/#respond Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:35:50 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=11106 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

If you’re attending high school in the United States, then you already know that the most difficult part of finishing high school is mastering and passing the different high school courses, including the usual suspects of English, History, Math and Science. Some students hate some subjects while others hate studying all subjects. On the Internet, […]

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High School Courses

If you’re attending high school in the United States, then you already know that the most difficult part of finishing high school is mastering and passing the different high school courses, including the usual suspects of English, History, Math and Science. Some students hate some subjects while others hate studying all subjects.

On the Internet, you will find different learning centers that offer supplemental classes for the students who need them. No, we’re not just talking about perpetually F students. We’re also talking about advanced learners who like to know more about the different high school subjects, home schooled children, children of military personnel who need to move on assignment, children who are living abroad, etc.

While high school subjects are not terribly difficult, the fact is that because of certain circumstances, young people need to supplement their learning from websites like K12.com, which offer tuition-free high school education to all students through a powerful online learning platform.

The courses you will find at online high school courses are the same as what you can find in regular schools, except that they are more flexible. Your child can, for example, take the core lessons in some subjects, and take the Honors or AP levels in others. Everything really depends on the path your child will take to success.

But that’s not all that’s offered at online high schools. If you look around, you will see that they also offer other courses aside from the academic ones. For example, at one website we looked at, four years of foreign language is offered. Electives are also offered, and students can pursue their passion in a wide variety of fields, including web design, anthropology, environmental science, among others. There are also electives for hospitality and tourism.

Online high school courses are really powerful learning platforms where you children can learn more about the world around them. Because everything is done online, there are some questions as to whether it’s a good thing to pursue.

Well, that really depends. There are some children who thrive in a home-schooled environment and there are those who prefer to attend regular classes because of the opportunities for interaction with other people their age. You as the parent should consult with your child on what path to pursue.

Home-schooled children do not have to deal with the harshness of some high schools, like bullying and extreme competition. But even if your child is doing socially well in school, he or she might just need to supplement with online lessons because of some difficulty in some subjects.

Should you decide to enroll your child online, go to www.k12.com and contact an enrollment counselor to guide you through the process. Once enrolled, your child will be assigned a state-certified teacher for each course. A dedicated adviser will guide parents and student through their experience in home schooling and as solvers to their problems. If you need more information, get a free info kit from the website.

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Variety In High School Courses Prepare Students For Future http://highschoolmediator.com/variety-high-school-courses-prepare-students-future/ http://highschoolmediator.com/variety-high-school-courses-prepare-students-future/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:50:20 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6959 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

Before a child even gets to high school, it is important that they and their parents begin to explore the options when it comes to their high school courses. Some families actually change school districts in order to ensure that their children will have access to high quality courses. High School Options and Global Demands […]

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Before a child even gets to high school, it is important that they and their parents begin to explore the options when it comes to their high school courses. Some families actually change school districts in order to ensure that their children will have access to high quality courses.

High School Options and Global Demands

In addition to the standard courses in English and mathematics, there are several innovative ways that educators seek to encourage youngsters to think about and explore the world around them. While many think of language courses involving French or Spanish, there are many high school courses today that teach Russian or Chinese in order to meet the communication demands of an ever increasing global market.

Exploring Cultures and History in the Classroom

Others have found ways to bring history to life through acting and other means to assist high school students in grasping ancient cultures. When children are provided with hands-on learning experience, their ability to perceive the larger picture grows. Since the goal of K12 education and the high school education in general is to unleash the imagination, these wonderful courses can have long ranging benefits for students fortunate enough to be engaged in them.

Extracurricular Interests the High School Curriculum Offers

High School students and teenagers need to be encouraged to take a wide range of high school courses in order to better understand their own interests and to determine their future academic pursuits. The more courses that are available to them, the more likely this is to happen. Parents and educators should help students to select courses that will give them the widest range of knowledge prior to graduation.

Those who are exposed to languages and cultures from around the world are going to help lead our country into the future. Due to the global economy, children with limited access to these will be at a disadvantage. This is why schools need to continually seek ways to stimulate them.

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The Main Types of Teen Eating Disorders http://highschoolmediator.com/main-types-teen-eating-disorders/ http://highschoolmediator.com/main-types-teen-eating-disorders/#respond Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:30:04 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6963 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

There are several teen eating disorders which can cause changes in teen eating habits and lead to major health problems in the future. These habits can lead to even life threatening health problems if not treated in the initial stages. These are many of these eating disorders which are said to cause untold problems in […]

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Teen Eating DisordersThere are several teen eating disorders which can cause changes in teen eating habits and lead to major health problems in the future. These habits can lead to even life threatening health problems if not treated in the initial stages. These are many of these eating disorders which are said to cause untold problems in children and teens. This article will discuss some of the main teen eating disorders that are quite common among today’s children.

Anorexia

Anorexia is a condition where the teen refuses to take in the required amount of calories due to an intense fear of getting fat. These teens will have a distorted body image. People with anorexia will still consider them as being heavy even they are extremely skinny. They are obsessed with becoming thin and refuses to take even the most essential parts of the daily caloric intake. As per the latest report in the National Institute of Mental Health, one out of every 25 girls have suffered from anorexia during their lifetime. But the dangerous thing is that most of these girls deny that they have an eating disorder. The most common symptoms of anorexia include anxiety, depression, being highly self critical, a perfectionist attitude, exercise or compulsive exercising, dieting even when one is too skinny and strange eating habits.

Anorexia can lead to several health problems in teens. Damage of major organs such as the heart, brain and kidneys, lowered blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, low pulse rate, thinning of bones and sensitivity to cold are some of the major health issues of a teen suffering from anorexia. One in every 10 cases have reported to be fatal for teens suffering from anorexia. Cardiac arrest, suicide and electrolyte imbalance are the most common causes of death.

Treating anorexia early is a must, in order to get the teen out of this dangerous condition. Changing the eating habits and bringing the teen back to normal weight is the first task of a medical practitioner. Hospitalization, sometimes for weeks, may be essential to treat such cases. If the case is life threatening, intravenous or tube feeding may be required. Antidepressant medication, behavioral therapy and psychotherapy are the other treatments for anorexia.

Bulimia

Bulimia is a condition very common among teens where the teen would grossly overeat. This is also similar to binge eating. He or she will then purge the food by vomiting or by using laxatives in order to prevent weight gain. Bulimic children fear gaining weight and are extremely unhappy with their bodies. They lose control around food and would eat too much food in a short amount of time. They often feel disgusted or ashamed after overeating. Major symptoms of bulimia include abusing drugs and alcohol, abusive laxatives and other medications to prevent weight gain, mood swings, binging on large quantities of food and sadness.

Treating bulimia is aimed to break the binge eating and purging cycle. Most popular treatments include antidepressant medications, behavioral modifications, group therapy and nutritional counseling.

Contact Doctor

The above mentioned are two of the main teen eating disorders which are quite common today. Consulting your doctor immediately once such symptoms are noticed, will help to safeguard the health and wellness of your precious teen.

Additional Information

Teen eating disorders: Tips to protect your teen
Teen Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders in Children and Teens

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Where To Find Test Preparation Software http://highschoolmediator.com/find-test-preparation-software/ http://highschoolmediator.com/find-test-preparation-software/#respond Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:32:20 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6533 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

This is the time of the year that high school and college students dread the most: it is test taking season. Everything from the SAT to the GMAT is offering tests during the late fall, and preparing for these exams has been the cause of many sleepless nights. For this reason, you are going to […]

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Test Preparation Software

This is the time of the year that high school and college students dread the most: it is test taking season. Everything from the SAT to the GMAT is offering tests during the late fall, and preparing for these exams has been the cause of many sleepless nights. For this reason, you are going to want to utilize some of the many different test preparation software on the market.

Below we will discuss some ways you should be able to save money on your next test preparation software purchase.

1. Amazon

Amazon is a great place to find test preparation software for cheap. The reason is, Amazon features a marketplace full of third party sellers. These sellers often compete with each other on having the best price. For this reason, you can usually take advantage of this competition and score a great deal on various products. Also, Amazon is an online retailer. For that reason, it is not subjected to charge sales taxes at the point of sale. For this reason, many consumers do not have to pay for sales taxes on purchases made through Amazon at the point of sale. Thus, further reducing the price.

2. Coupons

Coupons are an excellent way to save money on virtually any product. You can save tons of money when you use coupons wisely. There are many coupons floating around at any given time. The good news is that tons of retailers offer test preparation software. Therefore, you should be able to find a retailer that offers it and is offering a coupon at the same time. It should not be difficult. All you need to do is search online for coupons from the specific retailer. This will allow you to save money on your entire purchase.

3. Sales

A great time to purchase expensive items is during sales. This is when you can extract the most value from your savings. You should always aim to purchase your software during the big sales. Some of the big sales are Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These are excellent sales opportunities because you should be able to find tons of different products from different retailers on sale. Retailers compete with one another to have the best deals and savings on these days. Therefore, you should be able to score a great price on your next software purchase.

By utilizing these tips, you should save money on your next software purchase. Here are a few test preparation software programs to get you started.

Academic Fitness SAT/PSAT/ACT (Weekly Reader)
SAT, ACT and PSAT
SimuGator: SAT Proctor DVD (Test-Day Simulation for SAT Practice Tests)
Kaplan SAT/ACT/PSAT 2005 Platinum

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Education Grants Can Help You http://highschoolmediator.com/education-grants-can-help/ http://highschoolmediator.com/education-grants-can-help/#respond Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:12:21 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6405 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

Are you looking to go back to school? You realize by doing this that you will not have as much time to work. The government seems to understand this problem and is willing to help you out with it a little bit. This is why they offer every student Federal Grants. You need to understand […]

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Education Grants For Students

Are you looking to go back to school? You realize by doing this that you will not have as much time to work. The government seems to understand this problem and is willing to help you out with it a little bit. This is why they offer every student Federal Grants.

You need to understand that this grant is not a right. The government is handing you over this money with the intention of you attending your classes and passing them. The United states government does not appreciate students wasting hard working American tax dollars. This is the reason why you always need to take your education seriously when receiving money from the government.

Guess what? If you are not passing your classes they can take it away. They do not want to waste money on people who just go to college not to try and fail. You need to pass at least 75% of your classes in order to keep your financial aid for the next semester.

You may even deal with more consequences then you think you will if you do not take the time to study. If you fail or withdraw from your classes the government may ask you to pay this money back. They are promising you this money with the intention that you will get your degree.

Education grants are not something that everyone qualifies for. The government needs to think that you meet the criteria before you are given any assistance. They will estimate the amount of money that you qualify for once you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This forum will usually ask you simple questions like whether or not you are a dependent and things of a similar nature. They want to give everyone the exact amount of assistance that they will need.

Make sure that you fill your FAFSA out early. It is the way to make your financial aid a top priority to them. Education grants are given to only those who ask. Just remember to not take your education grants for granted.

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Getting Your High School Diploma Online http://highschoolmediator.com/high-school-diploma-online/ http://highschoolmediator.com/high-school-diploma-online/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:37:19 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6854 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

Did you know you could obtain your high school diploma online? If you do not have a flexible schedule that allows you to attend classes or live in an isolated area, studying online for your high school diploma is an excellent option. Several online institutions offer high school diplomas but you need to make sure […]

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Did you know you could obtain your high school diploma online? If you do not have a flexible schedule that allows you to attend classes or live in an isolated area, studying online for your high school diploma is an excellent option.

Several online institutions offer high school diplomas but you need to make sure you study with an accredited institution. Take the time to look for reviews and check the U.S. Department of Education website. The URL is ope.ed.gov and you will find a database of all the accredited institutions, including online schools. Use this database to look up the high school diploma online programs you were interested in.

Self Discipline

Studying online is convenient but the downside is that you will not have a teacher who can supervise you. You need to have a lot of self-discipline and be highly motivated since you will be mostly studying on your own. If possible, find an online institution that gives you the possibility to communicate with your instructors. You will usually get a better education and be able to communicate with your instructors if you choose an institution where instructors have a small number of students.

Organization

Make sure you have enough time to study for your high school diploma online. You need to organize yourself so you can study for a couple of hours a day and if possible more on the weekends. Try finding a program that is adapted to your schedule and gives you enough time to get ready to take the exams for your high school diploma.

Price

You need to compare pricing between different online programs. Price should not be the only factor you consider when selecting your program but you need to compare prices in order to find a program you can afford. Prices well below the market usually indicate the program is not affiliated or does not properly prepare students. Keep in mind that even though you will be studying online, a good program should generate enough revenues to hire good instructors and provide quality services to the students.

Take the time to compare different programs before you sign up for one. You should read through the official sites of the programs you are considering and look for reviews published by third party sites. Don’t forget to check if the program you are interested in is properly affiliated and call them so you can ask questions and make sure the representatives are polite and helpful.

Are You Thinking About Online High School Courses?
Online High School Classes Offer Challenging Alternatives

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