Regionally-accredited ELCA Lutheran High School now an online player

Discussion in 'High School Education via Distance Learning' started by DesElms, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. DesElms

    DesElms New Member

    Lutheran High School of Orange County Online
    • Rigorous, college-prep coursework (asynchronous)
    • Regionally-accredited
    • Can be done in 3 years by taking 3 courses every 8 weeks
    • Student/parent academic counseling online and by phone
    • From $50 to $400 per course
    • 24/7 tech support
    Not bad, but...

    Though I'm an ELCA Lutheran, PCDI's regionally-accredited James Madison High School is somewhat less expensive; and, save for whatever spiritual teaching Orange County High School provides, James Madison, I suspect, is probably just as good.

    Still, Orange's offering is interesting. The school's first full-page magazine advertisement appears on page 45 of this month's (October 2005) edition of The Lutheran magazine, with the headline:
    • One of the Nation's Finest High Schools... Now Available Online!
    I don't know if we should consider it a serious player alongside other distance education high school progams we've talked about around here; or if it rates a place in future editions of Bear's Guide to Earning High School Diplomas Nontraditionally, or Tom Nixon's The Ten Best Online High Schools, but it seemed worth telling everyone about... just sort of FYI.
  2. kelechi

    kelechi New Member

    I am currently undergoing training to facilitate in that school through western International University. It is a 2 weeks training that should end by next week.
  3. bullet

    bullet New Member

    no way......

    Even high schools can be regionally accredited?:confused:
  4. Rivers

    Rivers New Member

    Re: no way......

    High schools generally are regionally accredited In the US. If they lose accreditation it puts a hardship on the school and the children attending (it makes it very difficult to get into college if your school looses accreditation). It is not uncommon for the State to step in a take over a poorly run school once they lost accreditation
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Re: no way......

  6. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    If one lives in Orange County (CA), there is a FREE online option:
  7. Kit

    Kit New Member


    Absolutely, and not just high schools. The regional accreditors in the U.S. have divisions that accredit middle schools and elementary schools as well.

    As another poster pointed out, public schools that lose accreditation may well be on the first step to a takeover by their respective states. Some reasons for losing accreditation include low scores on standarized tests, too many teachers not properly credentialed, curriculum not up to accreditor's standards, and other negatives of that nature. Although many parents in the U.S. are not aware of accreditation of public schools for children, those that are have successfully gotten their children moved from their residentially zoned schools if those schools lost accreditation.

    Graduation from non-accredited high schools can be a problem with getting into university. Attending non-accredited elementary or middle schools can be a problem if the student's future high school is accredited. Students who attended non-accredited elementary or middle schools will not be denied entrance to accredited high schools, but can experience academic problems if their previous education did not adequately prepare them for the tougher curriculum at an accredited high school.


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