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17 Jan

Signs Your Child is Being Bullied

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13 Jan

How to Beat Cyberbullies

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10 Jan

High Achievers: Why You Don’t Have to Choose Between School and your Dream

Many students who come to Christa McAuliffe Academy of Arts and Sciences do so because they have a dream that transcends want. This kind of high performer comes to our school for the flexibility, mobility, and personalization our program offers. He doesn’t just want to be in a band who tours throughout the country, he needs to be. She isn’t working to gain her high school diploma while simultaneously competing as a world-class gymnast because she wants to, she’s doing it because she feels deep within that she must. And both of these students are able to pursue their passions without halting or sacrificing their education because they found our personalized online program designed to fit any schedule, giving students and their families the flex time they need to travel, start careers…. and do it all before eighteen.

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22 Dec

How to Tell if Your Child Has Anxiety

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21 Dec

Overthinking: Santa’s Delivery System

This blog post is a featured article from our student-run newspaper.

The holidays, a time of family, presents, traditions…and animals that fly through the sky to help deliver gifts to children around the world. But, before you stay up all night staring at the sky, waiting for a magical herd of animals to frolic by, let’s think about this phenomenon. Could reindeer actually fly? How does this whole Santa delivery system work?

First, what exactly are reindeer? Are they real, and who really are these famous powerhouses behind Santa’s sleigh? In fact, reindeer are real; they are a species of deer that typically live in regions of Siberia, North America, and Europe. These regions include arctic, subarctic, boreal, mountainous, and tundra ecosystems. Both male and female reindeer grow antlers, but the males shed them in late autumn. Female reindeer keep their antlers until they give birth. How does this all relate to Santa, you ask? All this stuff about antlers made me wonder about something. Since male reindeer shed their antlers so early in the season, and all depictions of Santa’s sleigh show reindeer with antlers, this means that all of the famous reindeer, in a surprising turn of events, are in fact female. Even Rudolph. Another fun fact, reindeer are also very skittish around humans, so it probably wouldn’t be easy to hire one to guide your sleigh.

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21 Dec

Gingerbread Men Recipe

This blog post is a featured article from our student-run newspaper

Ingredients for Gingerbread Men:

• 3 cups (390 grams) all purpose flour

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

• 2 teaspoons ground ginger

• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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21 Dec

An Inspirational Story for the Holidays

This blog post is a featured article from our student-run newspaper.

"An Inspirational Story for the Holidays" by Shannon 

In 2010, Rob Jones was deployed to Afghanistan where an IED exploded, resulting in the above-the-knee amputation of both his legs.

Story over, right? Wrong.

Rob is a Marine, through and through. So the loss of his legs did not stop him. There is a Marine saying, “Semper Fidelis,” and it means “Always Faithful.”  Rob has stayed always faithful to his mission of making his life count.  

This past year, after winning many Paralympic honors, he decided to embark on a new challenge aimed at raising awareness of veterans’ issues, and raising funds for charities that have helped him in the past. His remarkable goal was to run 31 marathons in 31 consecutive days, in 31 different cities.  

For people who have ever run marathons, they know how challenging running 26.2 miles in a day can be. Now picture doing the same thing day after day for 31 days.  

If you’re not intimidated yet, now picture doing it on prosthetic legs.

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20 Dec

How Online School Can Help Students With Anxiety

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16 Dec

Demi Lovato Turned to School at Home Because of Bullying

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14 Dec

Bullying Statistics: Why Some Students Turn to Online School

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