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Best Apps for High School Students

Educational App Store have identified the best apps for high school students to help them study and also save their time in the classroom. From sticking to deadlines to having the meaning of the most complex of words on your fingertips to support students with exam revision, we have compiled a list of apps to make a student's life a lot smoother.

Choose from a range of apps that have been reviewed by fellow teachers. Whether you’re looking for English, maths, languages or science apps; we have a range of paid and free high school apps for students to learn and for teachers to support them in the school.

Best Apps for High School Students

    AskUltra app is a guide and support tool for teaching students about business and entrepreneurship. It provides knowledge and encouragement for children who are interested in turning their ideas and skills into a business either now or in the future. It is available for both Android and iOS devices. The app is free to download and the full content is available by taking out a subscription.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android


    Minima Animator is a powerful creation tool for high school students. Whether home or school, Minima Animator for educational purposes is used by students all across the globe. Whether delivering presentations or classroom assignments, school marketing, or video journalism, Minima Animator helps in creating the best presentations for educational purposes.

    Cost: Paid

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Learnie is a unique learning app that enables students and teachers to learn in a fun, fast and engaging way. The application provides micro-learning sessions on a variety of topics in short 30 second bursts including questions, dedicated subject specialists and high-quality video. The application is suitable for students 14 years and above and is free to download through the App Store and Google Play.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android


    ARC Maths is an easy to use, student-friendly app that helps you remember all of the key skills you need to be successful at secondary Maths. Arc Maths app includes all content within the GCSE syllabus across most exam boards.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPad


    Whether you’re a high schooler with eight periods of classes or a college student tackling dozens of credits, there’s one thing you’ve got for sure: a mess of assignments. myHomework Student Planner can help you keep track of all your work, slicing and dicing it in a variety of ways. Sorting it by due date, week, month, or by course, the app is more organized than a Trapper Keeper. And in integrating data from Questia, you can link your reading material to your assignments so you don’t have to dig through a pile of papers to find the right information.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android


    This app offers an interactive environment for students and teacher to share their learning. Socrative is easy-to-use and fun to implement. Teachers can ask questions, conduct polls, and conduct assessments with real-time data displaying during the session. Gauging student understanding and ideas has never been so easy! This takes the routine process of assessment and makes it more engaging for students. Showing comprehension of their reading can occur straight through their handheld device, and they are able to receive feedback quickly. Students will love the workflow with this app.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Kahoot! is another great learning tool to help high school students study for tests or memorize important facts. This app has millions of premade flashcards, learning games and quizzes covering different subjects. But you can also make your own, complete with images and audio.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Mathway is a math problem solver with step by step description and graph view. It’s free and works offline. Mathway's built-in graphing calculator provides detailed graphs to accompany your solutions. It is helpful for high school students with their math homework.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android


    This app is a good scientific calculator for high school students designed to look like the traditional hand-held scientific calculators you used in school. RealCalc has all the standard scientific function you’ll need. It has a basic calculator too, but the emphasis is on the scientific portion. You can work on complex problems to your heart’s content, but it can’t graph anything.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: Android


    PhotoMath is a popular app for high school students to post and answer questions in math. Photomath Camera Calculator uses augmented reality, which means that you can simply point your camera at any piece of paper with an equation or an arithmetic problem and it will find a solution. Photomath Camera Calculator is free to download for iOS and Android devices.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android


    Accomplish Reading has been created to help users to improve their reading comprehension. After reading a number of sentences users are asked to agree or disagree as to whether the sentence makes sense. Clicking on the correct answer moves the user onto the next sentence however, if they get it wrong they are prompted to re-read the sentence and try again. The whole point of the app and the process of re-reading is to teach users the importance of re-reading sentences to gain an understanding and improvement on reading comprehension. The app also provides personalised feedback and progress reports for each of the users on the app.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android


    Parents and teachers should have an awareness of each learner's mindset and how they are coping mentally.  If your child or your student could use direction, guidance, and strategies for handling stress and anxiety, you should take a look at Student Success.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android


    Piano Marvel is an app available for download on PC’s or Macs as well as for iPad. Piano Marvel helps students engage with and learn how to play the piano. There are video lessons on the app, that help teach you the basics of piano method and technique. There is an excellent library of music covering a wide repertoire in several genres.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPhone, iPad, Windows, Mac


    Skoove is a great piano learning app that will help students engage and learn how to play the piano. There are video lessons on the app, that help you move from basic understanding of piano, into more advanced skills. With a wide range of music, songs and exercises to study with, the app identifies where you are performing well, and what is going wrong, so that you get individual feedback.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    MentalUP Educational Games is a great brain teaser resource for children of all ages. It offers dozens of free games and different difficulty levels for educational games for 7-years-old, educational games for 8-years-old, 7-year-old cognitive development games, math games for 8-years-olds and many more options. You can support your child to develop perfectly in many areas from mathematics to visual intelligence, from focus to attention, from motor skills to verbal intelligence.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Roblox is a gaming and social-network app aimed at young people aged 14+.  The experience it provides leans heavily on communication skills and it can be a gateway for would-be game developers to start creating.  It is available across many formats including iOS, Android, Amazon and Windows. An open, social network-based app for children that, while free to download, encourages players to spend as they play was likely to attract controversy and it has.

    Cost: Free

    Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android


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