WHY GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND GET A DIPLOMA WHEN I CAN GET MY GED?
The statistics are clear. Students with a high school diploma earn higher salaries, attend and finish college at higher levels, and enjoy expanded military career options, than students who receive a GED.
It’s true that a GED and a high school diploma are similar in that they certify an individual has a high school education. Higher educational institutions and employers place more value in a diploma because candidates can demonstrate a history of successful persistence through high school. If a diploma recipient can show a recent history of good grades, opportunities for employment, financial aid, and college acceptance, expand even more.
For those interested in a military career, each branch readily accepts recruits with a diploma assuming they pass the physical requirements for enlistment. By comparison, the military limits the number of GED recipients allowed to enlist, and the requirements are more stringent. A high school diploma is the most viable option for those looking to enlist in the armed services.
YOU CAN EARN MORE MONEY WITH A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
A high school graduate with a diploma makes between $5,000 and $10,000 more per year than individuals with a GED. It is worth the time and effort for anyone interested in earning a high school diploma to enroll and acquire the necessary skills to go to college, enlist in the military, and earn a higher income. To expand your options for a better future a high school diploma is the best option.
Each student has their own reason for choosing Premier High School. We offer the opportunity for you to:
- Earn a high school diploma
- Attend a fully accredited, tuition-free charter high school
- Graduate early
- Recover credits
- Go back to school after taking a break
- Experience a smaller learning environment
- Discover Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses
- Work at your own pace
- Attend school around your work schedule
- Balance family and your education
- Prepare for higher education
- Earn an associate degree in high school
- Prepare for college, the workforce, or the military