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Frequently Asked Questions - Earn Your Diploma

Absolutely. In fact, our graduates are proudly serving in every branch of the United State Armed Forces.

Like enlistees from any accredited high school, home school or alternative school, TAA graduates must score 50 or higher on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT,) a portion of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVB) that measures reading comprehension, word knowledge, math facts and arithmetic reasoning. That’s higher than the absolute minimum score (which ranges from 31 in the Army to 45 in the Coast Guard) but in line with what enlistees must currently achieve on the test to join the military in the current competitive recruiting environment. Please refer to this document for more details.

We encourage students who would like to attend college after graduating to take national testing. Please follow the links for more information:
SAT
ACT

Students may also apply for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

When you are registered for a class, you will receive an email by Monday morning with login instructions. If you do not see this email, you should:

1. Check your spam folder
2. If our email is there, please mark our email as "not spam" so future emails show up in your inbox
3. If our email is NOT there, please contact us at student.services@theamericanacademy.com

The American Academy accepts students of all ages and locations. The American Academy does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Our complete school offering is entirely web-based and supports most major operating systems and web browsers. Our recommendations are as follows:


TAA Recommends MINIMUM Recommended Version
Operating System Microsoft Windows

Apple

Linux
XP, Vista, Windows 7

OSX

Most major distros and kernels
Browsers
Google Chrome

Firefox

Internet Explorer

Safari

Opera
Version 1

Version 2

Version 7

Version 3

Version 9.1
Plugins and Players
Adobe Flash

Adobe PDF Reader
Version 9

Version 6
Productivity Apps
Microsoft Office

OpenOffice

Google Docs
2000

2.2

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Connection Speed
High-speed Internet Connection
Cable or DSL
Screen Resolution
1280 x 1024 or higher
1024 x 768

Minimum hardware specifications that support the software and systems defined above is also required. Most modern computer hardware, manufactured from approximately 2001 or later, should be sufficient.

No. We are a completely independent private online high school, and have no relationship with any other American Academy school. We were founded and are located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Our entire team - founders, investors, board members and employees - have never had any connection with another American Academy school, including those schools who operate in Miami, Florida.

The American Academy welcomes students of all ages and locations! Whether you need courses, credits, or a diploma, we have a program that's just right for you.

You can purchase a course during the week and begin that very same day. If you purchase a class over the weekend you will receive access the following Monday. That's right - even Q3 of Algebra 2!

To earn a diploma from The American Academy, your child will need to complete a minimum* of 20.0 credits. Students who are interested in attending four-year colleges and universities are advised to earn 23.0 credits.

Subject Area:
Credits Required
English Required:

English 9, 10,11

3.0
Math Required:

Algebra I, Geometry

2.0
Science

Earth Science, Biology

2.0
Social Studies

World Civilizations, U.S. History

2.5
Health & PE
2.0
The Arts
1.0
Career & Technical Ed
1.0
Educational Technology
0.5
Financial Math
0.5
Electives
5.25
Senior Portfolio Project
0.25
TOTAL
20.0
* - A minimum of 2.5 credits must be earned from The American Academy.

The American Academy's responsive student service representatives are standing by to answer your questions, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM mountain time, Monday through Friday. Call us at 1-888-364-6940 or email us at info@theamericanacademy.com.

To earn a diploma from The American Academy, you will need to complete a total of 20.0 credits in the subjects shown below, with a minimum of 2.5 credits completed at The American Academy.

Subject Area:
Credits Required
English Required:

English 9, 10,11

3.0
Math Required:

Algebra I, Geometry

2.0
Science

Earth Science, Biology

2.0
Social Studies

World Civilizations, U.S. History

2.5
Health & PE
2.0
The Arts
1.0
Career & Technical Ed
1.0
Educational Technology
0.5
Financial Math
0.5
Electives
5.25
Senior Portfolio Project
0.25
TOTAL
20.0

Ultimately, the reviewing party (a college, university, employer, etc) is responsible for accepting a diploma according to that party's own admission requirements. While The American Academy cannot guarantee this acceptance, it is very rare to have a diploma rejected by a post-secondary institution or employer. We have earned accreditation from the Northwest Accreditation Commission, one of the six acknowledged regional accrediting agencies in the United States, the same agencies that accredit public and private high schools around the country. We suggest you discuss our program with your future employer or school admissions office. We are happy to provide additional detailed information about our accreditation. Give us a call at 866-689-1932 if we can help.

Yes. We want you to be happy with your purchase, but of course you have 10 days from your date of purchase to request a refund. Please call us at 1-888-364-6940 to request a refund.

If your request is received within the 10 day policy, The American Academy will refund your entire purchase, less any amounts paid for materials shipped to you. We do not accept refunds on materials.