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High School Online Schools and Correspondence Schools List

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By Beverly S. Krueger

The following list includes online schools, correspondence schools, and other suppliers of stand alone curriculum. It does not include information about the broad array of high school level curriculum available to homeschoolers. For more information about specific texts and resources, the Eclectic Homeschool Online recommends you purchase a high school curriculum manual such as Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual : Junior/Senior High by Cathy Duffy. The Eclectic Homeschool Online's Review Department has reviews of many excellent resources.

Please note that the Eclectic Homeschool Online offers this list for informational purposes only. Readers must determine if these programs offer legitimate services at reasonable prices. If you have a problem with one of these programs, please contact us.

Advice from the US Department of Education:
"Accreditation does not provide automatic acceptance by an institution of credit earned at another institution, nor does it give assurance of acceptance of graduates by employers. Acceptance of students or graduates is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. For these reasons, besides ascertaining the accredited status of a school or program, students should take additional measures to determine, prior to enrollment, whether or not their educational goals will be met through attendance at a particular institution. These measures should include inquiries to institutions to which transfer might be desired or to prospective employers and, if possible, personal inspection of the institution at which enrollment is contemplated." Accreditation in the United States, http://www.ifap.ed.gov/aagencies/doc0013_bodyoftext.htm.

That statement was made concerning university and college accreditation, but it applies equally to accreditation of high school programs. There are a variety of accrediting agencies that may or may not be accepted by colleges, universities, local school systems and state and federal governments. There are no nationally recognized accrediting agencies for K-12 schools. Many of the federally recognized agencies that offer accreditation on the post secondary level have expanded into K-12 accreditation. You have to decide for yourself if accreditation is necessary and which accrediting agencies you personally accept as valid. Homeschoolers gain admission to college and vocational training without accredited diplomas all the time.

3D Learn
Accredited 3D virtual reality distance learning for grades 5-12.
Abbington Hill School
Abbington Hill School offers a structured, yet adaptable curriculum with a flexible schedule for students seeking a non-traditional approach to education.
A Beka Academy
P.O. Box 18000
Pensacola, FL 32523-9160
(800) 874-3592
Alger Learning Center Independence High School
Alger Learning Center
121 Alder Dr.,
Sedro-Woolley,
WA, 98284
(800) 595-2630
Alger Learning Center and Independence High School is a Washington State approved private school with national accreditation that issues official high school diplomas and transcripts. We welcome students K-12 who learn independently and would like the opportunity to design their own curriculum, work at their own rate, and develop their own learning style.
Alpha Omega Academy
In 1997, Alpha Omega Publications introduced the Switched-On Schoolhouse multimedia curriculum, and the Alpha Omega Academy On-Line was created to allow students the support of an Academy, and the educational power of the Switched-On Schoolhouse.
Alpha Omega Homeschool
Alpha Omega Publications
300 N. McKemy Ave
Chandler, AZ 85226
(800) 622-3070
Curriculum for all grade levels including computer based curriculum.
American School
2200 East 170th Street
Lansing, IL 60438
(708) 418-2800
Accredited high school program with a general high school track and a college prep track. Will apply credits received from other accredited high schools toward graduation requirements.
ArabesQ Islamic Academy
A Classic Islamic Homeschool Curriculum for K-12th Grade. In the process of becoming accredited.
Babbage Net School, Inc.
The Babbage Net School is a virtual High School offering on line, interactive courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, SAT, Foreign Language, Advanced Placement, Music, and Art. These courses are taught by certified teachers in a virtual classroom featuring interactive audio, synchronized web browsing and a shared whiteboard.
Banford Grove School
An independent study program that can lead to a diploma.
Bob Jones: The Academy of Home Education
Support services for parents using Bob Jones materials at home.

Bob Jones Home Satellite
Receive classes on your television by satellite.
Brigham Young University Independent Study
Independent Study offers paper-based and online courses ranging from 7th grade to University level curriculum.
CalCampus High School Diploma Program
Study for your High School Diploma from anywhere in the world through CALCampus online. This is an international program resulting in a U.S. diploma. CALCampus is licensed by the State of Wyoming Department of Education as a post secondary proprietary school.
Cambridge Academy
Correspondence school.
3855 SE Lake Weir Avenue
Ocala, FL 34480
(800) 252-3777
Cambridge Academy, founded in 1978, is listed as a private school with the State of Florida Department of Education and regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Cambridge Academy is registered with the College Board and is included on many state and county list of approved schools.

CCSWeb Academy
North Carolina's Virtual High School
The CCS Web Academy is a North Carolina state accredited virtual high school offering 65 high school courses during regular session plus a summer school session. Students around the country have the opportunity to participate in distance learning at the high school level.

Christa McAuliffe Academy
CMA uses "Plato on the Internet" and "NovaNET" as core curricula for grades 7-12. They are self-paced online tutorial-type programs. Accredited.
Christian Liberty Academy Satellite School
Correspondence school available.
502 West Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
CLASS (800) 348-0899

Christian Light Publications, Inc.
Correspondence school available.
P.O. Box 1212
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-1212
(540) 434-0750
A Bible-based, Integrated, and Complete Christian Curriculum for Grades 1-12

Citizens High School
Citizens' High School is an accredited independent study high school founded in the summer of 1981 to provide people who had not completed their high school education an opportunity to earn their high school diploma.

Class.com
Class.com provides content, systems, and support for e-learning. The Virtual School Network links model programs throughout the United States.

Clonlara School
Oversight of nontraditional program of study. Accredited.
1289 Jewett Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 769-4511

CompuHigh - Clonlara
Online accredited high school courses.

Covenant Home Curriculum
Correspondence school available.
N63 W23421 Main St
Sussex WI 53089
(800) 578-2421
Non-accredited K-12 Christian Reformed.
Cyber Oregon Online Cool School
COOLSchool offers a dynamic, easy-to-use selection of online courses. All COOLschool courses are:
  • Useful for complementing local curriculum
  • Accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and Universities
  • Oregon content standards-based
  • Taught by licensed teachers
Delta Cyber School
An Alaska Charter School. Open to Alaska residents.

Dennison Online Internet School
A middle school/high school for English literate students worldwide.

Education Program for Gifted Youth
The Education Program for Gifted Youth is an ongoing research project at Stanford University dedicated to developing computer-based multimedia courses in Mathematics, Physics, English, Computer Programming and other subjects, and making these available to students of high ability in elementary and secondary school.
Florida Virtual School
Florida Virtual School provides free online classes and instruction to all public, private, and home school student in Florida.
Great Books Academy
The Great Books Academy is a homeschool and charter school organization dedicated to liberal education based on the classic great books of Western Civilization.

Home Study International
PO Box 4437
Silver Spring, MD 20914-4437
(301) 680-6570
Seventh Day Adventist correspondence school. Students can earn a State of Maryland approved high school diploma when they successfully complete their high school graduation requirements.

Illinois Virtual High School
The Illinois Virtual High School was planned as an educational service managed by the Illinois State Board of Education to expand student access to challenging high school curricula aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards. Through the IVHS, Illinois school districts, non-publics and parents of home schooled students can provide students with access to a wider range of course offerings, with the opportunity to develop their capacities as independent learners, and with increased time and opportunity to achieve because learning online is neither time nor place dependent.

Indiana University High School Diploma Program
(800) 334-1011 Correspondence and online classes.

International High School
An online high school. Not accredited, but applying for accreditation.

Internet Home School
Grades 1-12. The Internet Home School holds both national and international accreditation certification.
Keystone National High School
420 West 5th St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1564
(800) 255-4937
Online or traditional correspondence formats.

Laurel Springs Schools
Some schools label themselves home schools, independent study programs, distance learning programs, individualized education programs (IEPs), Virtual Schools or online/web-based learning. At Laurel Springs, we integrate all these components to provide students with an educational experience that is supportive and personalized.

Louisiana State University Independent Study
Louisiana State University
Office of Independent Study
E106 Pleasant Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1508
(800) 234-5047

Malibu Cove Private School
PO Box 1074
Thousand Oaks, California 91358-0074
(805) 446-1917
A correspondence school

Mindquest
part of the Bloomington Public Schools, Independent School District #271, located in Bloomington, Minnesota. It is FREE to Minnesota residents and available out-of-state for a fee.

Montana Polytechnic Institute
Montana Polytechnic Institute offers a full range of high school courses. Students may earn a high school degree entirely online or take classes and transfer their course credits to other schools.

Mother of Devine Grace
PO Box 1440
Ojai, CA 93024
(805) 646-5818
A Catholic independent study program dedicated to helping you design your own classical curriculum.

North Atlantic Regional Schools
25 Adams Ave
Lewiston, Maine (ME) 04240
(800) 869-2051
State of Maine accredited high school diploma program using your own curriculum.

North Dakota Division of Independent Study
The Division of Independent Study was established in 1935 by the North Dakota legislature to provide distance education courses for students in grades 5-12. It is regionally accredited through the North Central Association of Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. It is a high school diploma program, and it offers 179 one-semester course offerings for grades 5-12., 70 of which are online courses.

North Star Academy
Private Christian online school. United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Northstar Academy is a private Christian on-line school offering grades 7-12. We are not an email tutor nor a correspondence school, but we are a fully staffed school offering full-time or part-time students the opportunity to be a part of our on-line community of learners. Accredited.

Oak Meadow School
PO Box 740
Putney, VT 05346
(802) 387-2021
http://www.oakmeadow.com/
Correspondence school.
Online School
Through a combination of lesson-specific activities and collaborative projects, students work independently and also benefit from group interaction, without attending daily real-time classes.
Our Lady of the Rosary School
116 North Third Street
Bardstown, KY. 40004
502-348-1338
Catholic correspondence school for children in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.

Penn Foster High School Diploma Program
The High School Program includes all the subjects you need to know, plus electives.

Phoenix Academy
Since 1969, Phoenix Special Programs and Academies has offered school-aged youth and adult classes, Distance Learning courses, programs, services and alternative education options which have enabled thousands of students to accelerate, remediate or graduate from high school. The founders of Phoenix Special Programs and Academies have always maintained high expectations and standards. All academy programs are recognized and fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Potters School
The Potter's School offers a broad curriculum of on-line junior and senior high courses taught by instructors who honor homeschooling values. The courses are primarily independent study programs that are guided and evaluated by the teacher and supervised by the parent. The Potter's School utilizes videoconferencing to provide live instruction via the Internet.

Regina Coli Academy Of The
Liberal Arts And Sciences

Online Catholic college prep.
3 Nellis Terrace
Bedford, MA 01731
(781) 274-0004

Royal Academy/Home Education & Family Services
Custom curricular programs. Transcript service.
PO Box 1056
Gray, ME 04039
(207) 657-2800

St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
P.O. Box 630
Ripon, CA 95366
Catholic classical home school curriculum.

Scholars Online Academy
Scholars' Online Academy is an organ of the Institute for Study of the Liberal Arts and Sciences , a non-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of Louisiana. Non-accredited.

See U Online: Valley Pathways School
The program's course offerings, largely delivered online, are carefully structured to address both the Alaska State Standards and the Mat-Su's own graduation requirements.

Seton Home Study School
1350 Progress Drive
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
(540) 636-9990
Catholic correspondence school. Accredited.

The Sycamore Tree
Correspondence school
Online school using Switched on Schoolhouse
2179 Meyer Place
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 650-4466

Texas Tech University High School
(800) 692-6877
Established in 1993, Texas Tech University High School (TTUHS) is a public high school fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency to provide a State of Texas accredited curriculum to self-motivated traditional and non-traditional students through distance learning options.
Trent Schools
Internet home school service.

University of Missouri-Columbia High School
CDIS
136 Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-4200
(800) 609-3727
The University of Missouri-Columbia High School (MU High School) is a part of the University of Missouri Center for Distance and Independent Study, and is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

University of Nebraska Lincoln Independent Study High School
P.O. Box 839400
Lincoln, NE 68583-9400
(402) 472-4422
Fully accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.
University of Nevada, Reno Independent Learning Program
Independent Learning
College of Extended Studies
University of Nevada, Reno
P.O. Box 14429
Reno, Nevada 89507
(800) 233-8928

Enable you to complete courses needed for graduation, although you cannot receive a high school diploma through the independent learning program. Credit is granted by the high school whose requirements you wish to fulfill.

University of Oklahoma
Independent Study Department
1600 S. Jenkins, Room 101
Norman, OK 73072-6507
(800) 942-5702
Independent study courses. We can provide homeschoolers with an official transcript of all your Independent Study courses. The University of Oklahoma is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and other accrediting agencies.
University of Texas High School
P.O. Box 7700
Austin, TX 78713-7700
(888) 232-4723
Through our program, students have the opportunity to complete courses, and even earn their Texas high school diploma through our UT high school diploma program.

University of Wisconsin Independent Learning
505 S. Rosa Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719-1257
(888) 414-2534
Complete a high school degree.

Western Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
900 Midland Ave
Midland, PA 15059
866-284-3318
WPCCS is dedicated to providing the educational programs and services necessary for these students to receive either a high school diploma or GED certificate in order to procure satisfying employment as independent, responsible citizens. Tuition is free for Pennsylvania residents.

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