Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Advantages is NCA CASI accredited.
Yes. Accreditations are through the regional accreditation agencies. There are six regional accreditation agencies that are highly regarded in secondary education. Other agencies are not as widely accepted. To ensure an online high school has the highest accreditation, go to the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Yes. Accreditation protects the students by ensuring that the education/diploma they are receiving is accepted by colleges and employers.
Advantages is fully accredited by AdvancED, which is an internationally recognized accrediting bureau. Advantages has also received full accreditation for The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) with AdvancED.
Visit the United States Department of Education (USDE) as well as the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) websites and search for the school.
Yes. Advantages is accredited by one of the top six regional commissions.
Advantages Online Private School offers comprehensive K-12 curriculum with high school honors, advanced placement courses, world languages, test prep, and electives.
Advantages proudly serves students worldwide. School age children who by decision or circumstance are not in a traditional brick and mortar classroom, but wish to pursue US education with an accredited, student-centric institution.
Enrollment is open to all students anywhere in the world that are looking for self-paced global mobility.
Our students interact with teachers and other students on discussion boards. We are currently developing social clubs and interest groups within Advantages.
Yes, we have 2 diplomas that students of any age can earn: General Studies or College Preparatory.
All of our classes begin monthly so a student can decide to take a class at any time. Students can even enroll in the middle of the school year. If a student has received full semester credit at his current public or private school, he may transfer in and complete the second semester at Advantages. If a student is somewhere in between, special arrangements can be made with the Academic team.
Yes. Many students come to Advantages to take courses that are not offered by their school or take extra courses online to get ahead of schedule. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with their school to ensure the acceptance of online credits. This is called concurrent enrollment.
All student work and progress can be viewed by the parent, teacher and administrator portals. Each week a progress report is sent via email.
Absolutely. All courses taken at Advantages Online Private School will be provided the same academic weight as those courses taken at a traditional school.
All of our courses are taught by licensed teachers who have at least ten years of experience or hold a Masters Degree.
These courses are authorized by the College Board and are designed to meet higher education expectations of a college level course. Classes have structured start and end dates to ensure completion for AP national test dates. Students will receive their instruction online via the Internet with expert teachers leading approximately 120 hours of direct instruction and integrated formative, summative and diagnostic assessment.
Families work with their academic advisor and collaborate the best plan to help meet the needs of each student. Advantages has a trained curriculum specialist to create learning plans designed around specific learning styles.
Pre-assessments determine grade levels for each subject. Our curriculum is centered on mastery based learning and self paced study. After the pre-assessment has been taken, our program prescribes the necessary curriculum to either move past or practice the necessary skills to pass the final assessment. The embedded video and sound further supports visual and auditory learning, in our dynamic learning environment.
Students of all ages living abroad and anywhere where they have access to a computer with the internet can enroll in Advantages. In addition, many online international students have successfully graduated from online schools like Advantages and have been able to go on to the college or university of their choice in the United States. Advantages is a private online school without a physical campus therefore we do not issue student visa for study in the United States. It is important that the student can read, write and speak English to take our courses.
At Advantages, the student is at the center of the learning process. It is our privilege to offer you and your family the best possible educational services, technology, and curriculum. We are dedicated to the success of all students by fostering academic excellence and high achievement. Online courses offer flexibility in scheduling as well as frequent feedback, encouragement and close guidance from highly qualified and trained faculty. We provide one of the most innovative and effective educational experiences available anywhere. See “Why Advantages” comparison chart.
Yes. Advantages does offer a GED test prep course. After a pre-assessment, a coursework prescription is given to the student to address deficiencies preparing them for the GED exam. This mastery based program is an independent study program and is available with month to month tuition fees.
Since Advantages is not a home school, our teachers are responsible for all record keeping, instruction and grading. However, as educators, we have found that success is directly related to parental involvement. Your student has a better opportunity to succeed when you take part in the educational process.

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