Online Credit Recovery Programs

Instructor: John Beard
If you are searching for ways to recover high school credits, you've come to the right place. This article introduces some organizations you may want to research and provides some options available from as well.

Credit Recovery Organizations

There are several options for students needing to make up high school credits online. These include the following organizations:

  • The Keystone School
  • The Virtual High School
  • National High School
  • K12

Courses completed with these organizations must be approved by your home school before credits will be accepted and transferred. Therefore, care should be taken to check with your guidance counselor before committing to anything. Naturally, each organization's website contains all their offerings and policies.

Buyer Beware

A report published in September of 2015 entitled, Using Online Learning for Credit Recovery: Getting Back on Track to Graduation by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, offers a critique of online credit recovery programs and offers suggestions on how you can make sure the program you are looking at is worthwhile. The report notes that some programs are too easy and don't actually educate students, but rather just pass them through so school districts can pad their graduation numbers.

Our Options has many credit recovery courses designed to help high school students. As with the other organizations, your school should be consulted about whether they will accept credits from these courses before the effort is made to take the course. However, it should be noted that our resources are equally valuable for use as a tutoring solution to avoid the need for credit recovery in the first place.

If you need grade-specific credit recovery courses, you can choose from the following:

Additionally, you have the option of selecting credit recovery courses by subject:

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