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The American Academy Earns Accreditation from the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools

For Immediate Release
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Alex Koritz
Sprout Marketing for The American Academy


SALT LAKE CITY – March 4, 2008 – Online high school The American Academy announced today that it has earned accreditation from the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.

Earning accreditation from the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools means The American Academy has met or surpassed rigorous standards for educational institutions and curriculum. These standards include every aspect of the school, from curriculum to student support to a standard of continual improvement.

The American Academy serves both high school age and adult students worldwide who want to supplement their education or earn a high school diploma. It is built on a program that has served more than 80,000 students since 1994.

Through its online platform, The American Academy allows:

  • Students to choose from 233 accredited courses offered 24 hours a day

  • Traditional schools and post-secondary institutions to offer branded accredited high school curriculum online

  • Employers to structure unique solutions to attract and retain employees.

"The Northwest Association of Accredited Schools accreditation validates our mission to become the premiere online high school," said Rebekah Richards, senior vice president of academic affairs and school principal. "This means every credit earned - from math and science to foreign languages and electives - is fully transferable. It also assures the public of our school's commitment to high quality education."

The school was co-founded by Anthony E. Meyer, chairman of merchant banking firm Meyer & Co. and economist, author and Professor Paul Zane Pilzer. Meyer and Pilzer serve as Chief Executive Officer and President, respectively, of The American Academy. vSpring Capital is the lead financier.

Enrollment is now open at The American Academy, and classes begin every Monday. For more information, please visit

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About The American Academy
The American Academy is an accredited online high school. It serves students worldwide who want to supplement or complete their high school program. The American Academy offers a flexible educational experience along with a high quality, engaging curriculum that aligns with state standards. Through its relationships with long-standing education institutions, including the Utah State Board of Education, The American Academy provides leading-edge resources and access to licensed, experienced instructors. For more information, please visit

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