Online High School Diplomas

The Second Chance

No one started out in high school thinking they would never receive their diploma. We were young then, and it seemed like the sky was the limit. We made the most of football games, dating, and socializing. But what went wrong?

Maybe it was TV, music, or just hanging out with your friends that distracted you from your homework and studies. Maybe it was something more serious like a broken home or the need to supply another income for your family. After failing a few tests, or missing more than two days of algebra class, a high school diploma looked more like a dream and less like a reality. Then came despair, and finally you dropped out.

Years of entry level jobs with below average pay, made you suddenly realize how important it was to stay with it and earn a high school diploma. But the job scene is just a part of it, because there's also the awkwardness of telling an employer during the interview that you don't have a high school diploma. It makes the whole idea of searching for a higher paying job more intimidating. Later in life, you might have to try to convince your own children to finish school. It's not quite as easy when they accusingly point to your own past.

Maybe you've accepted your position in life and have learned to deal with the challenges of not having a high school diploma. The insecurities are masked by a 'that was then, this is now' attitude and you've stopped applying for jobs that require a diploma. And you can just tell the kids, "Do as I say, not as I do."

Online High Schools Make it Possible

You don't have to accept this as your 'lot in life'. Now, you can rediscover the American vision. The one that holds the future as something we decide for ourselves. The one that shows us we can accomplish our goals. The one that defines this as the land of opportunity. And the land of opportunity is even more fertile now, with online high schools giving anyone and everyone the chance to return to school and finally receive their diploma.

Why online?

  • Because it means you can integrate your class time with an already busy schedule. You can choose your own hours, so you can still work one or more jobs while studying for your online diploma during your spare time.
  • Because you can move at your own pace. Many online high schools offer a self paced program, so you can put more energy into the subjects you need help with.
  • Because you don't have to start over. Some online high schools will credit your previous schooling and even your experience in the work force.

What will your diploma do for you?

In 2002, a study showed that the average income for those with a high school diploma was $27,280. The average income for those without a high school diploma was a mere $18,826. That's almost a ten thousand dollar increase in salary! Could you use that much extra money per year?

A higher paying job is just the beginning. Earning a high school diploma online will set you up to move right into online college where you can often work at your own pace and on your own schedule. As a drop-out, your degree could be just a few years away!

So what are you waiting for? You have the opportunity. You have the desire. Take the next step now and rebuild your self confidence. Join the thousands who have returned to school and found career success.
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