With the same rigorous packed curriculum given in schools, The American Academy offers the opportunity for students to earn and make up high school credits online but at your pace! You can choose from a variety of online classes for high school credits, including courses in EnglishMath, and Science or explore areas of interest with our Career and Technical Education courses. View the complete course catalog to learn more. 

100% Online

Our program is flexible and completed 100% online. Being a student at The American Academy will never interfere with your job, family obligations, or hobbies, because you integrate learning time comfortably into your routine. Online high school classes start every business day so no need to wait. Plus, you have flexibility to meet your needs: With us, you can take just one class or complete a full diploma program.

Dedicated Teachers

The right teacher can make all the difference when it comes to learning, so we’ve invested in hiring the best in the business. At The American Academy, we have a team of highly dedicated, licensed, passionate teachers who lead all our online high school classes. When you need extra assistance, these instructors are also available to you during specified office hours.

Those Who Need To CATCH UP… Finding yourself off-track in high school with fewer credits and need to make up some classes? Our online high school credit recovery offers a way to catch up and reduce your likelihood of dropping the course, losing valuable credit, having to enroll in summer school, or worse, delaying your graduation.

Those Looking to GET AHEAD… Looking to graduate early? We can help you get a jump-start with our convenient, affordable, and flexible programs. Whether it’s during the academic year or during summer, we have many individual high school courses online available with curriculums that can surely help you get ready for college.

Those Who WANT MORE OPTIONS… Many students enroll in The American Academy to take advantage of classes not offered by their high school. Looking to take Latin 3 or maybe Navajo Language to help with a scholarship opportunity? With over 100 courses to choose from your options for electives have definitely opened up.

Those Who Need a HOMESCHOOL SUPPLEMENT… Are you homeschooled and looking for ways to supplement your learning? We provide courses that can work well with the education program you are currently taking. You get to control curriculum, too, by choosing from numerous required courses and career-focused electives in business, technology, communication, and more.

This is an important question and we recommend that you meet with a guidance counselor from your high school for pre-approval. Here are the steps you should take to ensure the online class you take would be accepted. Although The American Academy is an accredited online high school, it is up to each individual school to approve and accept the online course.

• Visit our course catalog and find the course you are interested in taking.

• Download the course syllabus.

• Share the syllabus with your guidance counselor to get pre-approval on the course and to ensure they will accept the credits.

• Once you have approval, come back, purchase the course and start your class by the next business day!

Anyone who has researched online educational opportunities knows that accreditation is extremely important. The American Academy is a Cognia-accredited school, which means it has gone through thorough reviews and can provide a level of education equal to that of a traditional high school. Schools and employers will recognize the diploma you earn with The American Academy. Our accreditation status can be viewed here.

The American Academy’s individual course fees are based on a per semester cost. Each class in our catalog is different, so visit that particular class to understand how many semesters it offers. One semester (0.5 credit) is $238 and two semesters (1 credit) is $476.

For more information, visit our course catalog. Looking for current promotions? Check our Discount Code Page.

The American Academy is the private school division of Graduation Alliance, which partners with various school districts across the nation.  Courses offered directly to students through our school district partners are indeed NCAA-approved; however, the courses we offer directly to students through The American Academy website are not currently NCAA-eligible. 

If you are seeking to ensure NCAA eligibility, it is imperative that you coordinate with your school to ensure any online courses you take will be adopted as school credit.

Classes start every business day so you don't need to wait for a specific enrollment period. Sign up today and you'll have access to your course by the next business day!

Some courses taken over the summer have a hard completion deadline of August 31, 2024. When you visit any course page if there is a course deadline listed your course will need to be completed by that date. If there is no deadline listed on the course page you will have a total of 6 months to complete the course.

Each half-credit course is designed to take only 50-60 hours. There is no minimum time limit, so you could start a course on Monday and finish by Friday! If you think you will need more time, please contact us at within 10 business days of registration.

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