Connecticut Online High School
High School of America is an online high school that offers learners the opportunity to take courses in Connecticut and graduate with a diploma from the state. The school is a fully accredited alternative to the traditional high schools in Connecticut and includes courses that prepare students with skills they need for college or a career.
High School of America offers certifications in career-technical skills that are not included in traditional public or private high school graduation requirements but will benefit learners who want to pursue college and career training. These courses allow students to gain valuable knowledge and experience before entering the workforce or post-high school education programs.
We’re Unique from Other Online Schools
Our courses are fully integrated with the Connecticut Department of Education Standards, which are provided on our website under “Programs.” All Connecticut schools are required to follow these standards. Also, the majority of our coursework has been designed to meet college entrance requirements. While an online high school diploma may not be equivalent to a traditional diploma upon graduation, it will still open doors that would otherwise remain closed because many colleges and universities now accept online credits as transfer credits.
High School of America is a fully accredited online school offering Connecticut students a unique opportunity to earn their high school diploma from the State of Connecticut through independent study. Students who complete High School of America’s program will be well prepared for college or entry into the workforce. Our education program has been reviewed and approved by AdvancED, the recognized leader in providing quality assurance and accreditation services to schools, school districts, and associations around the world.
We have a dedicated, skilled team of educators who have created our online high school curriculum. The courses are designed to meet the specific needs of students seeking a diploma from the state of Connecticut.
All courses utilize CT-DOE standards and follow an eight-step process including program planning, lesson/unit development, course testing, and refining, content revision, final approval and publishing, quality control checks for accuracy in editing, inputting grades into the system by school mentors before being submitted for evaluation review to ensure that each course meets or exceeds all parameters set forth by CT-DOE standards.
Connecticut Online High School Diploma
High School of America’s Connecticut online high school diploma meets and exceeds all state requirements for a traditional on-campus public or private high school education. High School of America does not require any physical attendance as a student, so its graduates can learn from home.
To earn their Connecticut online high school diploma, students must successfully complete the following:
- English – 4 credits
- Mathematics – 3 credits
- Social Sciences/History – 2 credits
- Science – 2 credits (1 credit Biology and 1 credit for an approved science elective)
- Physical education – .5 credit (at least 30 minutes of daily exercise)
- World Languages – 1 credit (American Sign Language may satisfy this requirement)
- Electives – 5 credits
Our program is offered as an alternative to a high school diploma earned from a traditional, on-campus public or private high school. High School of America’s learning materials, technology, and curriculum are designed to meet the specific needs of students who would benefit from a self-paced, flexible education system requiring no classroom attendance. Our program is 100% online, so students have maximum employment and career advancement opportunities while pursuing their education. Most courses have been specially adapted for independent study and taught by experienced educators so they can achieve success in both distance learning and college preparation.
High School Equivalency Diploma: GED, HiSET, and TASC
High School of America offers Connecticut students the opportunity to take the GED, HiSET, and TASC for high school equivalency. More than half of colleges in the U.S. accept these passing scores as indicators that a student has mastered skills equal to or above that of a graduating high school senior.
The GED tests are comprised of four subject areas: language arts, reading, science, and social studies.
The High School Equivalency Test is an alternative to the General Educational Development (GED) test that measures a student’s high school equivalency achievement levels in academic skills taught in schools.
The TASC test is Connecticut’s official assessment for high school equivalency. It consists of five subject areas: writing (essay), speaking (conversation), reading, math, and science. All questions require multiple responses where students must show their ability to perform tasks that they would encounter during the course of study at a postsecondary institution or vocational training program.
Online High School for Adults in Connecticut
Our online high school for adults provides a flexible educational solution to working students, parents, and full-time employees who want to earn a Connecticut diploma or equivalent degree. Adults’ lives are busy, and they need an education program that fits their needs.
High School of America’s adult diploma program offers a complete, online learning experience that is flexible enough for those with busy schedules yet challenging enough to achieve success in both distance learning and college preparation.
- 100% online – no classrooms required
- Modern platform technology – fast & easy navigation (no software installation)
- No time limit – study at your own pace so you can fit it into your schedule
- High School meets CT DOE standards – courses transfer as college credit
- CT DOE approved – GED, HiSET, and TASC testing available
- Professional educators & support team – personal & academic help at every step
- Career planning guidance – explore possible careers based on your interests
Homeschooling in Connecticut is an educational option for many families. The primary purpose is to provide a child with education in all areas as a supplement to public or private school systems.
Parents may homeschool their children if they choose but must be aware of certain legal consequences, including meeting specific requirements during each year of homeschooling.
The following information outlines the guidelines and regulations established by the State Department of Education (SDE), which applies to all parents who choose homeschooling as their teen’s education method—whether it is full-time or casual (or occasional) instruction: Homeschooled students are required to take standardized tests each year.
The law does not require that homeschoolers achieve any particular score on these tests. Parents must provide annual verification of a student’s progress to the local school superintendent. This information is not required for a homeschooled child to be promoted from grade to grade each year, but it does provide a way for the SDE and the local school board of education to determine that homeschoolers are receiving an adequate education. Homeschooling parents can choose whether or not to register with the Superintendent of Schools in their community as a homeschool group.
College Prep Courses
High School of America’s college prep courses provides a challenging, engaging, and enriching educational experience for students who are serious about preparing for their future.
High School of America offers several types of college prep courses to best suit your student’s abilities and learning preference: AP classes, College Prep Classes & Dual Credit Classes.
Expose your child to the rigors and challenges of a true college-level curriculum with High School of America’s Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings. Students will receive instruction from knowledgeable and experienced educators, all certified through the official AP Program. Topics covered in High School of America’s AP courses include Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, Mathematical Logic, Physics, and Psychology.
College Prep Courses
High School of America’s College Prep courses are available in English, History & Social Science, Math & Sciences so you can choose the subject that interests your child most! Students will receive instruction from High School of America’s experienced educators in an online learning environment with our College Prep course offerings. Instructors provide daily assignments along with ongoing evaluations to ensure that goals are being met. Students who complete High School of America’s College Prep curriculum will be ready for college-level work!
Dual Credit Classes
Taking dual credit classes at High School of America is an opportunity for high school students pursuing credits while still attending high school to obtain college credit. The student may obtain up to 12 credits per year by successfully completing High School of America’s dual credit courses offered in English, History & Social Studies, Math & Sciences.
If you would like more information about High School of America or have questions about our state-approved programs, please visit our website at www.highschoolofamerica.com or give us a call at tel:+18882424262.