In today’s world, many high school students work for extra money or to contribute to paying household bills. The U.S. Census reports one in four high school students over the age of 16 work, which is approximately 3.1 million high school students nationwide. With the average student working 19 hours per week, many students are faced with the decision of whether or not to maintain employment or finish high school. San Diego Virtual School resolves this struggle by offering free online schooling for employed students.
Research proves that working while in high school directly impacts a student’s ability to graduate. In fact, roughly 30 percent of students who drop out of school between the ages of 16 and 18 are working a variety of jobs. San Diego Virtual School helps students avoid the pitfalls associated with attending school while working by offering a customized learning experience that’s more flexible than traditional classroom environments to accommodate a working student’s busy life. Our free online schools make it easier for working students to complete their high school education while maintaining employment.