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How to Start Online School: From Enrollment to Preparing Your Student
Here at Uplift Michigan, we talk to a lot of parents who are entirely new to online education. They often have questions about how they are supposed to get started: How do we find the right school? How do we enroll? What do we need to do to prepare our students? We know that thousands of other parents are out there with the exact same questions, so we wanted to put together a small guide on what you can do to begin the process. Take a look below, and be sure to reach out to us if you have any…
How Much Does Online School Cost?
If you’re looking into online schooling for your child, you’ve probably wondered about how much it costs. Do you have to pay for tuition? Will you have to buy a new laptop? What programs will you need to purchase or download? What supplies will your student need while learning from home? These are all incredibly valid questions that are great to ask before you begin pursuing online education seriously, so, we’ll do our best to answer each and every one of these (along with a few others).    Tuition Costs for Online Schools  We are a public online school that…
The Benefits of Online School
Going into the 2020 school year, many schools across the country made the choice to transition to virtual learning. Having experienced online learning, parents and students alike are now asking: “what exactly are the benefits of attending an online school?” We at Uplift Michigan have been educating students online for much longer than just this past year, so we wanted to share all of the advantages online school has to offer.    Attend Class During Your Most Productive Hours of The Day We all have different energy patterns, attention spans, and eating habits. Some of us are early risers who…
How to Prepare Your Child for Online School
Making the transition from a brick-and-mortar school to an online school can seem daunting. Your student will be learning in a whole new way, and you’ll be supporting them in a whole new way. While you’re sure to learn and grow with your student throughout the year, it never hurts to do a little planning. Below, we’ve listed our top five tips for helping your student prepare for an online school to help make things a little easier for both you and your student.  Create A Dedicated Workspace  If COVID-19 has led to remote work for you or virtual learning…
How Does Online School Work?
In the wake of COVID-19, many public brick-and-mortar schools transitioned to virtual learning.  While these schools held classes online, their model was very different from traditional online schooling. They took the in-person model and transferred it online — same start time, same schedule, and, in most cases, the same lesson plans and schoolwork.    This has given some people the wrong impression of what online school is. It isn’t just a school that is held virtually. Most online schools follow a completely different model. Let’s take a look at that model now.    What Online School is (and What it…