In school I have often been reminded that there are three elements to life as a student: schoolwork, social life,and sleep. Sounds great, but here’s the catch: you can only choose two. Yikes! Unfortunately, I think that if most of us were honest with ourselves, we’d have to admit that well we don’t always balance those well enough. In high school this is especially true. All anyone wants to do is spend time with friends, but that means that either studies or sleep suffer.
So guess what I found out? When I was a part of an online school, I had a life! I had sufficient time for sleep, school, AND friends. I could sleep as much as I needed and then do my homework, while my friends were in school, and have time in the evenings to go do the fun social things. There are so many online students who have found over time, that a typical school day schedule takes far less time to get through, compared to their old more traditional school one, yet they are learning so much more!