If you didn't complete high school and are thinking of taking the GED exam, consider another option instead--an online high school program, where you can study from the comfort of your home. All you'll need is a computer with an Internet connection and a commitment to investing in your future with an education.
There are many benefits to earning your high school diploma online, as compared to taking the GED exam.
- There is a bias against the GED by some employers who see it as a second-best option. Homeschooling your way to a standard high school diploma will allow you to avoid these prejudices by having an actual high school diploma.
- The online home school experience is anonymous. None of your classmates will know how old you are or who you are! This may be a consideration if you are uncomfortable with the idea of going back to high school.
- If you're like many students who have jobs and can't afford to take time off, an online home school education will give you the flexibility you'll need. You'll be able to study when it's convenient for you and still honor your personal and professional commitments.
- Many online high schools offer year-round enrollment, meaning that you can earn your diploma in the timeframe you choose, at your own pace, and on your own terms.
According to Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, an 18-year old who doesn't graduate from high school will earn approximately $260,000 less than someone who earns a high school diploma. An online home school program can help you benefit from the many advantages of completing your high school studies.