The Value of a U.S. Diploma
The value of a U.S. diploma versus a diploma from another country can vary depending on a number of factors. Here are some potential benefits:
· Recognition: A U.S. diploma is recognized worldwide as a symbol of academic achievement and rigor.
· Access to higher education: A U.S. diploma is typically a prerequisite for admission to American universities, which are widely regarded as some of the best in the world.
CMASAS is WASC-accredited. You may ask, why is this so important? Being an accredited school is important for several reasons:
7. Quality assurance: Accreditation ensures that a school meets established quality standards for education. Schools that are accredited have undergone a rigorous evaluation process to ensure that they meet specific academic and administrative standards, including faculty qualifications, curriculum, and student services.
Finding a balance between school and pursuing your passions can be challenging, but it is essential for overall well-being and success. Here are some tips to help you strike a balance:
1. Prioritize your time: Make a list of your responsibilities, including school, extracurricular activities, and your passion projects. Prioritize your time by setting specific goals for each day, week, or month, and make sure you allocate enough time for each activity.
A personalized education plan (PEP) is a document that outlines a student's academic goals, strengths, areas for improvement, and learning needs. The purpose of a PEP is to provide a roadmap for the student's education and to ensure the whole child is supported with access...
Whether you are an athlete, world traveler, member of a military family, student looking to graduate early, international student seeking a US diploma, victim of bullying, a student in crisis, or bored at your current school, you may find an online school with a personalized education approach the perfect fit for you.
Self-paced education refers to learning at one's own pace, where students have control over the learning environment, timing, and to a certain extent, the content.
Here are some benefits of a self-paced education: Flexibility: Self-paced education offers flexibility ....
Christa McAuliffe was an American educator and astronaut who tragically died in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. McAuliffe's teaching philosophy emphasized the importance of student-centered learning, encouraging students to take an active role in their own education.
Some people consider high school the best years of their lives even decades later. Other teens can’t wait to be done with it so they can move onto bigger and better things. An option like CMASAS allows teens to work at their own pace, so they can graduate early and start college sooner.
There are many reasons to choose an online middle school. Virtual learning has come a long way since it was first introduced and programs like CMASAS provide students more opportunities and personalization than many traditional public schools.Here are some factors to consider when deciding between online middle school options.
How Does Online School Work?
For the past few weeks (or months), you’ve probably heard the phrase “social distancing” often due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We have been asked to stay home, and to only leave the house when absolutely necessary. By this time, you’re probably running low on activity ideas for you and your student(s) outside of normal schoolwork. So, here are some new ideas to try! Hopefully, you and your family will find these ideas helpful.
CMASAS is a global school and we value our global learning community. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes more widespread, education of what the Coronavirus is and what we can do to help prevent its spread is a critical first step in protecting ourselves, our family and our community.
Celebrating CMASAS Diversity
CMASAS is a global school, and we are proud of the fact that our students come from many different parts of the world. We were recently recognized by niche.com as one of the most diverse private high schools in the state of Oregon.
January 28th, 2020 marks 34 years since the space shuttle Challenger disaster. One of the seven crew members onboard the shuttle was Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher from New Hampshire. She was the first civilian teacher ever chosen for a space mission.
Tips for Time Management
Now that we’re a few weeks into the new year, it’s a great time to reflect on time management. Are you making the most out of your day? Here are 10 tips to help students manage their time. Parents, you may find some benefit to these tips too!
Student Spotlight - Poppy
CMASAS sophomore Poppy Coleman is starring in two upcoming Portland Ballet Company productions - Petrushka and Firebird.
Graduate Spotlight - Reese
There are many reasons why a student would choose to pursue online learning. We spoke with the family of one of our recent graduates, Reese, who wanted to share their story of what brought them to CMASAS.
Choosing an online school is a commitment that should not be taken lightly. There are many online schools to choose from and they all have their strengths. So, what sets CMASAS apart from other schools?
Summer is officially here, and that means students may be taking a break from their courses. This is a great opportunity to try a new book! We recently hosted our summer assembly with guest speaker Elisabeth Dahl, author of the book Genie Wishes. It was a great way to end the school year!
CMASAS Celebrates 10 Years
For the past ten years, CMASAS has been dedicated to personalized education and fueled students' passion for learning. We've reached out to students and staff to share their favorite CMASAS memory.
As a virtual school, CMASAS takes online safety very seriously. One concern some parents have are internet challenges. These “challenges” have become popular and are often times dangerous. One challenge that has been in the headlines is the alleged “Momo challenge.”
As a parent or guardian, watching your student struggle through a class or assignment isn’t easy. So, what are ways you can help your student when the times get tough?
We reached out to our Personalized Education Coaches (PECs) and Course Instructors (CIs) for ways they encourage students to ask for help.
Talking about math and engaging with your student about numbers is important, true math is learned by doing. However, there are countless studies which show that talking about math and numbers can spark an early interest in math and can decrease anxiety around math.
Meet Instructor Julie Radachy!
Meet Digital Media Specialist Mary Johnson!
Plastic Straws and Utensils
This is a featured student article written by CMASAS student Anya.
Over a week’s span, billions of plastic straws are used and thrown out almost instantly slowly making their way into the vast ocean. It might be a small object but it does have a very big influence on the environment. Sophie Hahn, Berkeley’s city Councilwoman, states that “A half-billion straws are used each day in the U.S and may of them end up in our waterways. They are not biodegradable, and there are alternatives.”
Straws are small objects, and when they flow out of the storm drains they end up threatening 500 species of wildlife, and 23 endangered species that live nearby. Not to mention that fish and birds often mistake these objects as food.
In an exciting new spotlight segment, students of CMASAS interview faculty members and fellow students! This article was written by CMASAS student, Shannon
Faculty Spotlight: Shannon Greenland
Shannon Greenland is not only a beloved CMASAS teacher and Personalized Education Counselor, she is also an award-winning published author of many young adult novels and thrillers. This week, I had the opportunity to ask her some questions about her life as an author.
Ms. Greenland, thanks for taking the time to answer some of my questions. When did you write your first full-length novel?
Ms. Greenland: I was in my late twenties when I wrote my first full length novel.