American High School Academy
Frequently Asked Questions
YES! You will earn and graduate with a standard high school diploma from American High School Academy - not a GED.
An AHSA high school diploma qualifies you to apply to colleges and universities.
YES! American High School Academy is listed with the Florida Department of Education District # 13 School # 4283 as required by section 1002.42(2)(h) of the Florida Statute.
American High School Academy is accredited by AAHSA a Non-Profit National & International accrediting body.
American High School Academy is also registered/listed with:
- the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics "NCES School ID # A0509036";
- is listed in the College Board's National Secondary School List for SAT, PSAT / NMSQT, PLAN, & ACT assessments required for applying into most colleges, universities and scholarships.
American High School Academy is a member of:
- The College Board. Our College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) code is #102010. The College Board was formed in December 1899 and is a membership association of institutions, including over 6,000 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. The College Board develops and administers standardized tests and curricula used by K–12 and post-secondary education institutions to promote college-readiness and as part of the college admissions process.
- Institutional member of "NDPN" National Dropout Prevention Network, who serve as a research center and resource network for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to reshape school and community environments to meet the needs of youth in at-risk situations, so these students receive the quality education and services necessary to succeed academically, and graduate from high school.
- American High School Academy is a bronze business member of the "EIA" Education Industry Association, founded in 1990, EIA is the premier professional association for private providers of education services and suppliers/developers of educational content.
Our registrar obtains the student's official transcript when processing the admission application. The student is then enrolled in the appropriate sequential course level based on the transcript record.
Our page on Transfer of Credits provides infomration on how student credits are evaluated and transferred into the student's record when they are enrolled at AHSA.
No. Private educational institutions do not require any state-mandated examinations in order to meet graduation requirements.
However, the student will be required to meet the graduation requirements imposed by AHSA. We take pride in maintaining our student’s academic integrity and helping each student meet American High School Academy’s graduation requirements. We perform record audits and issue diplomas only once the student has met all required criteria.
YOU are our focus! We're dedicated to the individual needs of the students. We provide a learning environment in small classes with teachers who care about your success. We provide a stress-free environment to enhance your mental health well-being.
We are also focused on helping you develop both as a student and as an adult, completing your high school diploma with AHSA will ensure you gain the skills you need to succeed at school and in life.
YES! AHSA has many student athletes who play sports in local public schools. AHSA offers NCAA-approved core class options for student-athletes. We also partner with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to accommodate all student levels.
We create a safe space for students to be themselves. AHSA has carefully created classrooms and student environments that promote learning and hands-on activities. We have modern school furniture where students can be relaxed and have movement.
AHSA has a ZERO tolerance bullying policy. Our school is smaller than a traditional school, and social interaction happens in our school on a personal level. Respect among students and between students and staff is expected and required in order to remain a student at the school.
Every member of the AHSA community (including, staff, students & parents/guardians) is expected to adhere to the AHSA Code of Ethics.
With personalized instruction, students gain confidence and learn how to interact with their peers and teachers. AHSA students learn to be self-advocates, are encouraged to ask questions in class, and schedule time to speak with their teachers.
AHSA offers a wellness and life skills course (which is required for full-time students) to prepare students for life after high school. We also offer a Dual Enrollment (DE) course called SLS - Student Life Skills to prepare students for success in college.
Through the AHSA Parent Portal, you'll always have access to your child's student record. You'll be able to see their progress through course lessons, assignments and quizzes whenever you want the information. You'll also have up-to-date information on attendance and any anything else that came up that the teacher thinks the parent should be aware of.
Access to the AHSA Parent Portal is directly sent to the registered Parent/Guardian upon enrollment of your child.
High school students are able to get lunch at a nearby cafeteria, with parent/guardian approval. Students can bring their own lunch/snacks or order UBER eats and hang out in a designated area.
Students are encouraged to form clubs based on their interests with the approval of AHSA administration. AHSA is also proudly registered as a Key Club that all students are invited to participate in to give back to the community.
We also offer field trips and events like family picnics, Grad-Bash, and a Graduation Ceremony.
For parents/guardians and the community, we offer open houses and educational events.
YES! In fact, we have graduates attending Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools throughout the U.S. and Abroad.
American High School Academy is dedicated to the success of its graduates.
We recognize that graduation is not the final stop for many of our students and that continuing support is important for students to successfully transition into the next stage of their education.
At American High School Academy we're proud to assist our graduates to enroll in public or private regionally accredited colleges and universities.
YES! In fact, many of our graduates have successfully gone on to become police officers and corrections officers.
We have had many graduates enroll in local police academies and colleges for Law Enforcement programs including:
and many other programs….
Keep in mind these basic requirements that an applicant must meet to be considered for admittance to a law enforcement program/police academy:
- Attend an orientation before submitting application
- Be at least 19 years of age and a United States citizen
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Be of good moral character as defined by 11b-27.0011 of the Florida Administrative Code
- Have not been convicted of any felony, including a "withholding of adjudication," nor convicted of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement. Any and all arrests will be reviewed by the School of Justice
- Have a valid Florida driver's license and no more than four (4) moving violations in the past 36 months; no driver's license suspensions within the past five years; no convictions of DUI, including a "no contest plea," within the past 10 years; no convictions for reckless driving, fleeing, or leaving the scene of an accident.
- Submit to a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA); i.e., "lie detector"
- Submit to a psychological assessment
- Submit to a physical examination, including screening for illegal substances by a licensed physician
- Submit to a criminal history verification
- Submit a credit history with a credit score for the previous six-month period
- Submit to SOJ Administrative Interview
YES! In fact, many of our graduates have successfully gone on to become firefighters.
We have had many graduates enroll in local fire academies and colleges for Firefighter Certification programs including:
And many more….
Keep in mind these basic requirements that an applicant must meet to be considered for admittance to the Firefighter Minimum Standard program, program/police academy:
- The Firefighter Minimum Standards Program meets the requirements as set forth by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, State Fire Marshal Office, for certification as a paid, professional firefighter.
- The program consists of a 450-hour Firefighter Minimum Standards class.
- Included in the Firefighter Minimum Standards Program are the written and practical portions of the State Firefighter Certification examination.
- Proof of an USDOT First Responder course or state certification as an EMT or paramedic is required to receive approval to take the state firefighter certification examination.
YES! In fact, our graduates are proudly serving in every branch of the United State Armed Forces.
Applicants to the Armed Forces must complete the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. The ASVB are a set of aptitude tests that measure reading comprehension, word knowledge, math facts, and arithmetic reasoning.
Keep in mind these basic requirements that an applicant must meet to be considered to enlist:
- Like all applicants, enlistees who earned their diploma from an accredited high school, home school, or alternative school, American High School Academy graduates must score a minimum of 50 on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT).
- The AFQT is the portion of tests in the ASVB that measures reading comprehension, word knowledge, math facts, and arithmetic reasoning.
- While the minimum score ranges from 31 in the Army to 45 in the Coast Guard for graduates from traditional high schools, in the current competitive recruiting environment, a 50 score on the AFQT is inline with what applicants must currently achieve to be successful.
YES! In fact, many of our graduates who have gone on to attend College, University, or Technical Schools throughout the U.S. are on Financial Aid.
We are proud to provide our graduates and their families assistance with all aspects of the college search, selection, application and financial aid “FAFSA” process FREE of charge.
AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY
ACCREDITED & STATE REGISTERED
All American High School Association (AAHSA)
Florida Department of Education School Number, 13-4283
U.S. Department of Education, NCES Number, A0509036
CEEB School Code,
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Most students are referred to American High School Academy by their home school district. However, students and family members can contact us directly to learn more or to enroll in our programs.