3 Common Problems Many High School Students Face

High school student being stressedDespite what Hollywood has to say, many problems continue to effect school students today — and some of them choose to retake high school classes online due to past failures. The American Academy and other experts list problems that students can somehow avoid if they choose to go the e-route:

Peer Pressure

Do you know that about 30% of teens are being offered drugs in middle school and high school? In fact, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 74.3% of students in high school have tried some type of alcohol. And based on stats from the American Lung Association, 3.1 million teenagers already smoke. All these have been associated with peer pressure. If not addressed in a healthy way, peer pressure can seriously derail the education or even endanger the lives of young high school students.


Everyone can suffer from stress, but high school students suffer more than just physical stress due to peer pressure. Young people are often pressured to perform well, whether it’s in academics, sports, or even extracurricular activities. One of the perks of attending an online high school program is that there are less pressure and stress. This is because you don’t have to go through the normal routine of going to a physical school. You study where you are, whether at home or at a cafe.


In one survey, researchers found that between 1 and 4 and 1 in 3 students suffer from bullying in school. If you attend a regular high school, co-existing with bullies could become difficult that you’d rather stay at home. If you attend an online high school, the chances of being bullied in school drop dramatically. While cyberspace bullying is a different thing altogether, just the fact that you don’t get to see bullies in school every day you take your high school courses can be such an uplifting feeling.

High school may be fun, but not for everyone. If you think attending a normal high school is not for you, considering taking your courses online instead and avoid these common problems that can have life-long consequences.