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How Students Interact and Gain Social Skills in Online Classrooms

Online education is different from traditional schooling in many ways. Class time is spent in front of a computer instead of in a classroom, and interaction between students and teachers usually happens with some degree of separation. Learning, especially in high school, is as much a social experience as it is an intellectual one, and some parents assume that online classes won’t provide the same social skills building opportunities as brick-and-mortar schooling. And yet, online classes are rife with opportunities for interaction, collaboration and socialization. In fact, online students engage...
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How to Encourage Your Introverted Student to Engage Socially

Help Your Introverted Student Connect At School and In An Online Learning Environment We all remember how nerve-racking it was to try and make friends in high school. You would sit next to someone you thought looked friendly and strike up a conversation, hoping your efforts would be reciprocated. With...
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5 Myths About Socialization While Learning Online

Socialization in Online Learning As enrollment in online schools continues to grow, so do misconceptions about how students socialize in the world of online education. We took it upon ourselves to seek out five of the most common myths about socialization in online learning — and then debunked them. Myth...
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Top 5 Summer Programs for High Schoolers in Arizona

Arizona Summer Programs for High School Students In today’s future-focused world, high school summers are now seen as opportunities to rack up college credits and build skills, rather than to lounge on the couch. As the emphasis on a student’s personal journey expands, so do the options for immersive summer...
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ASU Prep Digital CEO, Julie Young, Interviewed on the Discover Your Talent Podcast

The Discover Your Talent Podcast: Ep: 640 with Julie Young In case you missed it, Julie Young was recently interviewed on the Discover Your Talent.   Julie, started her career as a small classroom teacher. It was when her husband received a job transfer that she found herself in a new...
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How to Convince Your Kid to Take a Summer Course

You know the drill. Your kids come running through the door after the last day of school and everything changes. Evenings once spent huddled around the kitchen table working on class projects are now filled with video games and binge-watching television. Family conversations about newly learned topics are replaced with...
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Can a Summer Trip Abroad Boost Your Chance to Get Into College?

By now, many college applicants understand that getting into college extends far beyond GPAs and test scores. Extracurricular activities, community outreach, and personal passions are all distinguishing factors in the application process. But what about taking a summer trip? Taking an international trip during the summer for educational, cultural, or...
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