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Frequently Asked Questions - Homeschool

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.

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

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


XP, Vista, Windows 7


Most major distros and kernels
Google Chrome


Internet Explorer


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


Google Docs


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.

You have six months from the day you register to finish your course. However, each quarter-credit course is designed to take only 25-30 hours. There is no minimum time limit, so you could start a course on Monday and finish by Friday!

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.

They are proctored by a licensed teacher or other public professional. You find the person, we verify that they are eligible to be a proctor.

The American Academy provides 24/7 access to online curriculum, licensed teachers, and upon completion of a course a completion certificate and access to a transcript from our accredited program. You provide the same safe, supportive environment, a computer, and an internet connection. Students work through courses at their own pace; teachers evaluate their work and provide feedback and encouragement. The American Academy will send course completion certificates upon completion of each course and will maintain an official transcript that is recognized by colleges, universities, and employers world-wide.

We offer three homeschool programs: the College-Prep Program, the Career-Prep Program, and a Custom Program. The College Prep program includes all the courses your child needs to be eligible for admission to a four-year college or university. The Career-Prep Program prepares your child to attend a career college or trade school or enter employment. In the Custom Program, we help tailor a program to your child's needs and interests. Click for details...
Total annual cost depends on the program you select. Payment plan and financing options are available - contact us for details.

Our homeschool programs start every Monday.

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

Math Required:

Algebra I, Geometry


Earth Science, Biology

Social Studies

World Civilizations, U.S. History

Health & PE
The Arts
Career & Technical Ed
Educational Technology
Financial Math
Senior Portfolio Project
* - 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

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.