Taking online classes have many benefits. Students can take classes on their own time, in their own homes during the school year or the summer. Completing online classes is a great way to get ahead or even recover credits. However, online school is not for everyone and one must choose carefully if online classes are the best option. Be aware that students will not have a teacher guiding or showing them material. Computer and internet access is a must. Classes are just as rigorous as face-to-face classes. Please consult with a school counselor if you have any questions.