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    high school diploma

    I am looking for high school diploma and some of my friends suggest me PreK-12 Private Online Education - The Cambridge Academy I am not sure about it. Has anyone know about the academy ?If someone has any ideas please post here Thanks!

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    Hi Pugu,

    I don't know anything about The Cambridge Academy unfortunately. I do however recommend getting your High School Diploma online through PCDI Canada (PCDI Canada), which is a division of Ashworth College . You can take the course in just a few months, for about $55/month!

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    Spam? Could be.

    Anyway - this school does not have any USDoE-recognized accreditation -- so proceed (or not) at your own risk.

    Is the national private schools accreditation alliance recognized by the US Dept of Education Short answer: It's not.

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    Last edited by Johann; 09-04-2014 at 05:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penny_ashworth View Post
    ...I do however recommend getting your High School Diploma online through PCDI Canada (PCDI Canada), which is a division of Ashworth College. You can take the course in just a few months, for about $55/month!
    Not so fast! Note that the Canadian course isn't recognized as a Provincial HS Diploma by Canadian authorities. From the PCDI site:

    "Please note that PCDI Canada’s General Diploma High School program is intended for career advancement purposes. It is not a substitute for a Canadian provincial high school program."

    Note also, that Ashworth 's affiliate school, James Madison High School is accredited - by SACS. Fine for US students. I suggest if you're in need of a Canadian program that will be recognized by all, you might look into a Canadian GED or maybe your Provincial Ministry of Education has a program for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    ...you might look into a Canadian GED or maybe your Provincial Ministry of Education has a program for you.
    Good idea to call them. As the guy in the obnoxious TV commercials says, "Yo! Make the call! You bin on that phone all day..."

    Mercifully, I've forgotten the name of his school. I'm sure many here know it.

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    Hello Pugu,

    I never heard about this academy, however, I have experience with iLearn DL secondary school. My younger brother joined this school and he finds it comfortable. He finish his assignments on time and I appreciate he took initiative and looking forward for his bright future. Anyway, collect as much information as possible about these institutes before making a decision. Make sure online education is what you need.

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    An interesting mix of posts about this school. With so very many reputable options now available, I am not sure that is where I would land. There are, too be sure, hundreds of online high schools now available.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pugu View Post
    I am looking for high school diploma and some of my friends suggest me PreK-12 Private Online Education - The Cambridge Academy I am not sure about it. Has anyone know about the academy ?If someone has any ideas please post here Thanks!
    Also recommend checking out Excel High School, which is regionally accredited by AdvancED and the North Central Association CASI. Excel serves students both nationally and internationally. We can also get diplomas certificated by the Embassy for use in any country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Good idea to call them. As the guy in the obnoxious TV commercials says, "Yo! Make the call! You bin on that phone all day..."

    Mercifully, I've forgotten the name of his school. I'm sure many here know it.

    Johann
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    Quote Originally Posted by penny_ashworth View Post
    Hi Pugu,

    I don't know anything about The Cambridge Academy unfortunately. I do however recommend getting your High School Diploma online through PCDI Canada (PCDI Canada), which is a division of Ashworth College. You can take the course in just a few months, for about $55/month!
    An obscure topic for this board, started by a noob and quickly responded to by another. This suggests something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Not so fast! Note that the Canadian course isn't recognized as a Provincial HS Diploma by Canadian authorities. From the PCDI site:

    "Please note that PCDI Canada’s General Diploma High School program is intended for career advancement purposes. It is not a substitute for a Canadian provincial high school program."

    Note also, that Ashworth 's affiliate school, James Madison High School is accredited - by SACS. Fine for US students. I suggest if you're in need of a Canadian program that will be recognized by all, you might look into a Canadian GED or maybe your Provincial Ministry of Education has a program for you.

    Johann
    I know you posted this two years ago, but I'm wondering... why would a SACS accredited HS diploma have trouble in Canada or anywhere else in the world?

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    Congratulations on choosing to continue your education to get a diploma! There seem to be many online high school diploma programs that are a scam as well as 'college degree' programs that are not so trustworthy or on the 'up and up,' so I would suggest finding out about a local adult high school program that may be offered thru your county vocational-technical school. It should be much less expensive and may even perhaps be free of charge for in-county residents, though you would really need to talk with an admissions counselor at that school. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LearningAddict View Post
    I know you posted this two years ago, but I'm wondering... why would a SACS accredited HS diploma have trouble in Canada or anywhere else in the world?
    Sorry - just saw this today.

    If you, or any US resident, obtained a SACS-accredited HS diploma in the US and later presented it after coming to Canada - fine. No problem. But PCDI Canada is (obviously) in Canada - and (for whatever reason) does not have the authority to issue a Canadian provincial HS diploma. They're in the same boat as any entity that issues HS diplomas in Canada without such authority; I believe they are required to publish this disclaimer. Stratford Career Institute is another company that issues HS diplomas in Canada that don't have Provincial backing. Unlike PCDI/Ashworth (U.S.) SCI doesn't have American RA or NA accreditation - and somewhere in their brochure is a similar disclaimer about their HS diplomas.

    Summary: An accredited US HS diploma will do fine if you are from the US and got it there. If the school was in Canada and didn't have Provincial approval ... problems. And I have no idea what would happen if a Canadian earned an American HS diploma by DL from an accredited school in the US. No idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann
    And I have no idea what would happen if a Canadian earned an American HS diploma by DL from an accredited school in the US. No idea...
    Maybe Donald Trump would make him/her return it.

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    Here's the disclaimer the PCDI Canada site still publishes about their high school diploma - 2 years later (today):

    "Just like PCDI Canada, our online high school is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). JMHS* is additionally regionally accredited by SACS CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.

    Please note that PCDI Canada’s general diploma high school program is intended for career advancement purposes. It is not a substitute for a Canadian provincial high school program."

    It's all here: https://www.pcdi.ca/high-school-diploma/

    (JMHS - James Madison High School - J.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    I have no idea what would happen if a Canadian earned an American HS diploma by DL from an accredited school in the US. No idea...

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    I imagine there are a lot of variables at play. If the Canadian wanted to study in the US I imagine there would be no issue. If the Canadian wanted to study in Canada then, well, perhaps they would be treated (in terms of credential evaluation) as a US student studying in Canada would. I'm sure there are some dual citizen families and some Canadian citizen/US PR families who are on our side of the border for business, have their kids educated here and send them back to Canada for higher education . If a Canadian can go to a Canadian university with a diploma from a U.S. B&M high school then why wouldn't they be able to do the same with a US DL diploma if the accreditation is the same?
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