NA High School

Discussion in 'High School Education via Distance Learning' started by Kizmet, Dec 13, 2018.

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    The cited article is a PR puff piece, and lists the school's phone number in the metro Jacksonville, FL, area. The contact page on the school's web site cites its headquarters as being in Fleming Island, Florida.

    But the regional accreditation claimed by the school is from the Middle States Association, which covers Connecticut through Maryland. Schools in Florida are covered by SACS.

    Does this strike anyone as, say, unusual? Or perhaps sleazy?

    I'm sure they would have a sensible-sounding explanation for this, um, discrepancy. But I would still take any PR puff piece as an example of what the French might call merde de boeuf.
     
  3. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

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  4. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    I realize there is a market for online high schools, but what people should know, is that it is legal to homeschool in all 50 states. In most (not all) of our states, the parent sets the graduation requirements.
    (take a moment and let that sink in)
    Now, in some states, there are specific state graduation requirements to be met in order for your homeschool diploma to be valid, so you'd have to check in advance, but if you live in a state without graduation requirements, it really makes no sense to me that a person would spend ANY money at all on an online high school diploma. Register your teen as a homeschooler and graduate them - the end.

    Further, all 50 states have public school online options (free - literally $0) so you can often stay with your high school and get a regular diploma if you don't want to physically attend campus for some reason like working, bad relationships/bullying, illness, absenteeism, but have no other issues -like grades.

    For those a little older, a GED is now worth up to 10 college credits via ACE with a nice high score.

    I think resourceful people have better options than paying for a private online high school, RA/NA notwithstanding.
     
  5. msganti

    msganti Member

    At ~$2,800 for the full program, I feel it's little expensive compared to similar programs (both RA & NA) at Pennfoster and Ashworth.

    @cookderosa - all options you mentioned are great - for people already live the USA. There's a nice market out there for international students planning to do their college in USA.

    For example, my son is currently in India about to finish his 8th grade. If I put him in one of these online schools, I am sure he can knockout the whole program in less than a couple of years. This also waives him TOEFL requirement when he applies for college.
     
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  6. riah

    riah New Member

    Hi,

    Quick question --- Regarding specifically the following item:
    "... all 50 states have public school online options (free - literally $0) so you can often stay with your high school and get a regular diploma if you don't want to physically attend campus for some reason like working, bad relationships/bullying, illness, absenteeism, but have no other issues -like grades...."

    If you know of a recognized online public school option for NY state students which is recognized by the state ed department and is free, please elaborate as I know some families that would consider this option if it was available!!! Thank you!
     

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