At American High School, we know that students are most successful when their studies meet their personal goals, interests, and abilities, so we create customized learning programs to match.
For each new student, we carefully evaluate his or her strengths, needs, and goals to develop a personalized learning plan that works best for him or her. Then, as students begin working in our rich digital curriculum, our on-site and virtual teachers, and Success Coaches carefully monitor daily data about students’ performance and adjust the learning program to meet their needs.
For example, students are dynamically grouped for classroom instruction—both on campus and online—based on their performance in the curriculum, with new groups formed every week or two to focus on particular skills and concepts. Students who are struggling in math or English may meet daily with their face-to-face teachers and may even report to campus during their normal “off-campus hours” to catch up, while students who are on track earn greater flexibility in their classroom scheduling.
Meanwhile, true to their titles, Success Coaches use data to create personalized action plans, helping students set ongoing goals and make needed improvements. They also work closely with on-campus and online teachers, students, and parents to communicate action plan items, track progress, and assist with assignments. It’s a holistic educational approach that makes teaching more successful for instructors and, most important, makes students feel supported and rewarded for their hard work.
American High School was founded in 2004 by educators and innovators who recognized the power of online learning to transform K–12 education. To-date, American High School has launched several successful blended learning centers across the world, bringing quality online education directly to the doors of thousands of students.
With American High School’s reputation, student results, and parent approval ratings soaring, the demand for its programs grew well beyond the locations where it operates learning centers. As a result, the company launched American High School in 2015 to make a quality educational institution experience accessible to more students nationally and in MENA region. Leveraging American High School expertise and investments in state-of-the-art curriculum and technology, American High School brings a unique educational option to students seeking a rigorous, but flexible education.
The School Experience
We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. Through our full-time, individual course, and summer school programs, American High School’s virtual school helps online students build on their unique strengths and interests in a setting that is both safe and connected to a larger community of global learners.
Below are a few of the driving forces behind this unique approach:
At American High School, students receive a great online education at an affordable price. Our virtual school classes meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials, and resources available to create a curriculum that keeps students engaged in new and creative ways. And our exclusive College Acceleration Program enables students to earn college degree or credits and reduce college tuition costs.
The teachers are the foundation of the International American High School experience. They are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Teachers from all across the United States are drawn to our virtual school because they care about kids and believe that personalized one-on-one instruction really works.
Each and every student has unique abilities, and all students perform better when they receive individual attention in a nurturing learning environment. These guiding principles are the foundation of American High School’s Personalized Performance Learning approach. Using this method, teachers get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each online student so they can give every student the best opportunity to excel. This approach also allows students to accelerate learning in areas of strength or receive extra attention in areas of weakness.
When parents take an active role in education, students prosper. As Learning Coaches, parents can be closely involved in their children’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track. Parents say this involvement is one of the most gratifying aspects of the online school program.
American High School’s user-friendly system, ActiveLearning ECO System, lets online school students access a welcoming and collaborative learning experience anywhere they have an Internet connection. Parents love how easy it is to schedule lessons and access grades, too!
Socialization, Community, and Friendships
Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students meet regularly in online Audio / Video Collaboration sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. Our clubs and activities encourage students to pursue their interests, sharpen their skills, and meet new friends. And the flexibility of the program allows plenty of opportunities for students to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities in their own communities!