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From full-time programs and individual courses to summer school and college acceleration programs, American High School offers a variety of education options to students around the world. Our teacher-led, student-focused, flexible learning environment allows every student the opportunity to reach his or her full academic potential.

The program is 100% online, which means students can access their course materials from anywhere, at any time. There’s no need to purchase any additional materials, as the program is all-inclusive. And, unlike traditional schools, our cutting-edge high school diploma program was designed with the adult learner in mind.

As an accredited high school program, students can transfer in previously earned high school credits, which means they do not have to repeat courses they’ve completed in the past, helping them graduate faster. Contact us for more information.

Choose the Online School Option to Fit Your Student’s Needs

Whatever the specific need or interest may be, American High School has a program to fit your student’s needs:

  • Full-time K–12 programs provide a comprehensive private school experience—including clubs and activities, academic/career counseling, a wide range of electives, and more.
  • Individual course solutions help students get ahead, catch up, or explore new subjects through hundreds of online K–12 courses.
  • Summer school options empower K–8 students to explore their interests and enable 9–12 students to recover credits for graduation or accelerate their studies with original credit courses.
  • College acceleration programs allow motivated students to get a head start on college by earning college credits towards a bachelor’s degree or a diploma and associate’s degree while still in high school.
  • Career Program help your students or workers earn a high school diploma. At American High School, student earns an accredited high school diploma, as well as a workforce readiness certificate.
  • Home Schooling parents are supplied with all the necessary tools & support to make sure their child gets the highest level of education.

About the Program

Students will do the following:

  1. Enroll and receive Transfer Credit:
    • They transfer in high school credits for courses they have already completed
    • Virtual Welcome Kit shows them step by step how the program works
    • Welcome phone call kicks off a virtual tour of the online campus (think of it as the first-day-of-school orientation)
  2. Complete their high school diploma courses:
    • 24/7 access
    • Instant feedback on lessons and exams
    • Online learning resources including eLibrary, Calendar, and Academic Support Services
    • Pace Guide to show students how much they need to complete in order to stay on track to graduate
  3. Get help whenever they need it
    • Academic Coach
    • Qualified, certified instructors
    • Technical Support
  4. Prepare for their careers:
    • Complete coursework to become certified in a chosen career area
    • Attend online seminars to prepare for the workplace
    • Complete a Career Portfolio in which they create resumés, cover letters, and more
  5. Graduate, having earned the following:
    • Accredited High School Diploma
    • Career Certificate
    • Career Portfolio with resumes and cover letters
    • Job training and skills

Student support is huge to us! From the moment students call us until the day they receive their high school diplomas in the mail, we are there for them.

We combine extensive student support with the flexibility of online delivery. Students have access to an Academic Coach, a Certified Instructor, and Technical Support.

Upon enrolling, every student is assigned an Academic Coach who is there to be their cheerleader, answer questions, connect them with instructors for academic support, and provide any guidance and motivation that is needed.

Students must successfully complete a total of 18 units (either through American High School or through a combination of transferred credits from an accredited institution and American High School credits) in the following areas to receive a American High School AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC accredited high school diploma and career certificate:

  • English (4 credits)
  • Social Studies (3 credits)
  • Math (3 credits)
  • Science (3 credits)
  • Health/PE (1 credit)
  • Career Elective Courses (4 credits)

Students can transfer in as many as 14 credits from other accredited institutions and only need to take the courses that they are missing.

Students have 18 months to complete the high school diploma program; however, many complete the program in 3 to 4 months, depending on how many courses they need.

We grant transfer credit for courses students have already completed at other accredited institutions, which can accelerate their program completion. Students may transfer in up to 14 courses.

To get started on transfer credits, students can download the Transcript Request Form and send it to any past schools they have attended.

This checklist covers the minimum technology requirements for our high school diploma courses.

Microsoft Windows Requirements

  • Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • 128MB of RAM plus 128MB of graphics memory
  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7
  • One of the following web browsers:
    • Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater
    • Apple Safari 5.0.3 or greater
    • Google Chrome version (including 11.0.696.57 update) or greater

Mac OS X Requirements

  • Intel Core Duo 1.33 GHz or faster processor
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • Mac OS X version 10.5 or greater
  • One of the following web browsers:
    • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or greater
    • Apple Safari 5.0.3 or greater
    • Google Chrome version (including 11.0.696.57 update) or greater

Software Requirements

  • Macromedia Flash Player version 8 or greater (version 10 for test assignments)
  • Sun JVM version 1.4 or greater (for select courseware)
  • Adobe Reader (for viewing and printing certificates)
  • JavaScript (should be enabled in your browser options)

Hardware Requirements

  • 1024×768, 16-bit (thousands of colors) color display or better
  • Standard Mouse and Keyboard
  • Speakers and Soundcard (Select Courseware)

We offer a Technology System Check so students can confirm that their computer meets the minimum technology requirements.

Students interested in pursuing post-secondary education within their state should check with the state to understand the requirements. States may impose requirements for receiving state financial aid. For example, an online high school diploma may not be recognized by some colleges and universities within a state to receive financial aid. We recommend students check with a specific institution for any specific restrictions—this is particularly important for residents of New York.