How to choose online courses to prepare for elected offices
Political Science majors can pursue a lot of careers in the public and private sectors. You can run for an elected office, serve as a consultant, work in your community, or follow a career in law. eAchieve Academy has online high school classes to prepare Wisconsin students for a future in politics.
Our online curriculum has part- or full-time classes for high schoolers. Make sure to take social studies, world languages, and plenty of electives to prepare for politics. Take AP classes to earn early college credit. With eAchieve Academy, you can take the high school classes you want at your own pace.
Preparing For Your Career
eAchieve Academy career-planning resources provide our students with guidance in preparing for the future. Our trained counselors can go over what classes you need now to succeed later in life.
eAchieve has social opportunities for students to make friends and start networking across the state. Join National Honor Society (NHS), participate in yearbook, or join Student Council. Our online eLounge is another way to get to know your fellow students. And in the spring, meet face-to-face at prom in the Wisconsin Dells!
Political Science majors are available at universities all over the world. If you want to get into college, you need a high school diploma. eAchieve Academy alumni have been accepted into colleges and universities across the United States and internationally.
Poli-Sci programs can be very competitive. Make sure your transcript is full of electives and service-learning. Our online electives include music, art, and more. Sign up for these classes to add some variety to your college application.
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Social Studies Courses
Students who want to work in politics should study government, social issues, global issues, and economics. eAchieve Academy covers all these topics and more at introductory and advanced levels. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how and why the world works as it does.
AP US Government is one of the most important classes you can take to prepare for a political science career in the United States.
Inspirational speeches, government policy, and internal memos all depend on good writing. Online eAchieve classes teach you how to be a better writer through composition. Our Honors and AP English courses delve into classical literature useful for expanding your horizons.
World Language Courses
Planning to work in foreign relations? Knowing multiple languages is a huge plus. eAcheive world language classes include beginner and AP-level Spanish, French, and German. Understanding these languages can open up careers in Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world.
Health & Physical Education Courses
Many political science careers deal with public health and safety. Health and PE classes from eAchieve give you the basics in health and nutrition.
Information Technology (IT) Courses
The world runs on computers. Every government website, from local city councils to international organizations, needs knowledgeable computer experts to run. The military depends on a lot of technology and always needs skilled programmers, coders, and analysts. Put yourself on the fast-track by learning coding at eAchieve Academy. Computer classes available for high school students teach programming languages like HTML, CSS, and JAVA.
Advanced students are welcome to take AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A which use the Python programming language.
Math may not seem like part of politics, but statistics are very important. They can show valuable data about different communities or how budgets should be spent. And polling data can predict how elections may turn out. Knowing your numbers will make you better at your job.
Family & Consumer Science Courses
Politicians need to pay attention to the lives of their constituents. Family & Consumer Science classes cover different life skills, like cooking, fashion, and child development which come up in daily life.
Types of Political Careers
- Elected official
- Legislative assistant
- Policy analyst
- Campaign manager or staff
- Polling analyst
- Political consultant
- Intelligence analyst
- Public relations specialist
- Social media manager
- Marketing analyst
Other Political Careers
- International relations
- City, community, or regional planner
- Communications coordinator
The Benefits of Working in Politics
This occupation gives you certain status and attention. You can become a local celebrity and get the attention and respect of a community.
If your passion is to change something for the better then the career of a politician is for you. You can build up your following and take on important projects.
It will be well above average, but maybe not at the beginning. Once you have experience under your belt you can reap the rewards and allowances that come with it.
There is no waiting period for insurance coverage, and the government pays up to 75 percent of the premium to keep your costs down for your family.
Benefit from pension plans, calculated according to salary and number of years served. Retirement benefits are unique to you in this career.
Safe, comfortable offices, staffed with assistants and aides. Business travel is covered by the government, many people will know your name and your platforms.
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Enrolling in online school can be a difficult transition for students transferring from traditional brick-and-mortar schools. Students are expected to be more independent and self-disciplined. Virtual education requires a broader skillset than traditional schools. eAchieve Academy gives every student access to counselors throughout their online academic career.
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