Thank you for your interest in American High School serving Grades 6-12. Our program is fully accredited by AdvancED and SACS, which is one (1) of the four (4) regional accreditors recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Every year more parents and teens choose to study through our online high school. Why not return to the traditional brick-and-mortar programs for online learning?
Why Choose American High School?
American High School is a private online school for Grades 6-12. Our school has been in existence since 2004 and over 25,000 students, across the U.S. and internationally, have enrolled in our online courses. Our online curriculum has been time-tested and meets the academic needs of many types of students, including but not limited to accelerated, remedial, and gifted learners. The majority of students that enroll plan to attend college or enter the workforce upon graduation. We offer a college preparatory curriculum offering General, Honors, and AP courses. As of Spring of 2013, our graduation rate was 93% for those enrolled in 12th grade. An exceptional feat for our students, as the curriculum is rigorous and demanding, but the students aspired for greatness.
All of the teachers at American High School are certified and/or highly certified in their subject matter discipline. The teacher/student ratio is approximately 75:1. However, because students are not all in the virtual classroom at the same time every day, and are working at their own pace and time, the ratio feels more like 1:1. American teachers are available 10 hours a day to support the students via Skype, email, online video chat, discussion boards, and phone. Students also work with the teachers in a multitude of extracurricular virtual programs that engage students and look good on their resumes.
Here are just a few reasons that teens and their families choose American High School for Grades 6-12.
Our Middle and High School help teens make up missed credits
When students fall behind in traditional schools, it can be difficult to make up missed credits while keeping up with the required coursework. Flexible online high schools, like American High School, let teens make up courses – some teens choose to enroll online while still attending their regular high school, while others decide to move completely to the virtual realm.
American High School helps teens get ahead and graduate early
With online learning, motivated teens don’t need to be held back by classes that require four months (one semester) to complete. Instead, they can choose American High School which allows students to finish courses as fast as they are able to complete the coursework. Many of our high school graduates have earned their diplomas and moved on to college one or two years ahead of their peers.
American High School provide flexibility for teens with unusual schedules
Young people involved in consuming activities such as professional acting or sports often have to miss classes for work-related events. Instead of constantly struggling to catch up with their peers, these talented teens can complete online middle school and high school courses during their down time (which may be later in the evening instead of in the middle of the day).
American High School helps struggling teens get away from negative peer groups
Troubled teens may want to make a change but find it difficult while surrounded by former friends. By learning online, teens are able to get away from seeing the same people every day and make new friends based on shared interests rather than shared locations.
American High School lets teens works at their own pace
By choosing a flexible online high school, such as ours, teens can speed ahead when they feel confident and take longer when they are dealing with subjects they find confusing. Instead of struggling to keep up or sitting bored waiting for the class, teens can progress through coursework at a pace that accommodates their strengths and weaknesses.
American High School allows teens to focus on their academics and avoid distraction
Some students simply lose focus of their education when surrounded by the distractions that school can bring. Our school helps students focus on academics and save socializing for their off hours. Sometimes students study online for a semester or two to get back on track before re-enrolling in a traditional high school.
American High School lets teens escape bullying
Bullying is a serious problem in traditional schools. When school officials and other parents turn a blind eye to a child that is being tormented on school property, some families choose to withdraw their teen from the situation by enrolling him / her in our online middle school and high school. American High School can be a permanent academic home for bullied teens or it can be a temporary solution while parents find an alternative public or private school where their child is safe and protected.
American High School lets talented teens access programs not available locally
Virtual programs give students in rural or disadvantaged urban areas the ability to learn from a top-notch curriculum that may not be available locally. Honors and AP courses, along with a wide variety of electives are available to all students. Students enrolled in advanced and college credit courses from our program have high acceptance rates from upper-tier colleges.