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Guide to Online High School in Delaware

Apr 30, 2018

A traditional public or private high school is not the best fit for all students. Online school is one alternative you could consider for your Delaware student.

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In Delaware, you have the choice of several national online schools and one offered through the University of Delaware. Each school offers unique services so you can best determine which would benefit your student.

Online High Schools in Delaware

The five schools highlighted below have varying curriculum, tuition, and graduation requirements to fit your family's needs.

School Name Institution Type Unique Attributes/Considerations
View High School Private Offers a mix of video lessons and personalized teaching
Delaware Center for Distance Adult Learning Public Offers students the chance to complete their diploma
University of Delaware Public Allows students to earn college credit while completing their high school diploma
The Keystone School Private Offers flexible enrollment options
K12 International Academy Private Offers tools for parents to view their student's progress

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Description of Online High Schools for Delaware Students

Both the University of Delaware and View High School offer college credits for interested students. The Delaware Center for Distance Adult Learning is suitable for all ages, while the two private schools offer varied curriculum.

View High School

View High School (VHS) believes students learn best when they can do so at their own pace, therefore VHS offers 24/7 access to their online system. Other benefits of VHS include some courses that qualify for college credit and summer sessions. Students can enroll on a full-time basis or just take courses to complement their traditional education. VHS holds accreditation from AdvancEd's Northwest Accreditation Commission.

Delaware Center for Distance Adult Learning

In partnership with the James H. Groves Adult High School, the Delaware Center for Distance Adult Learning offers a unique program called Diploma-At-A-Distance. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, this program allows students to finish their high school diploma. Students must provide their previous high school transcript and take a placement test in order to enroll in the program. Coursework consists of social studies, math, science, and English, as well as courses on computer literacy and overall health.

University of Delaware

The University of Delaware has a high school dual enrollment program that allows your student to take college credits while still in high school. Students can apply for this program through their public high school. The University has an agreed tuition rate with school districts, with the current course cost listed as $640. Courses change each semester, and students can enroll in as many as they wish.

The Keystone School

One of the benefits of the Keystone School is its flexible enrollment; students can enroll either full-time or take courses not offered by their traditional high school. Students must have completed eighth grade or be at least 14 to enroll in Keystone. The school engages students through a wide variety of courses, such as journalism and integrated math, with virtual labs and animated tutorials. Keystone is accredited by AdvancED and also received the 2017 Purple Stamp of Approval.

K12 International Academy

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, K12 International Academy seeks to involve the whole family in the educational experience. K12 offers students benefits like academic coaches and an individualized learning plan. In addition, the primary subjects of English, math, history and science are offered at varying skill levels, ranging from core to college-level. K12 has several tuition packages, including full-time or part-time enrollment, one semester, or one course.

State Regulations for Online High Schools in Delaware

Students in Delaware who do not attend public school will not be given state assessments. While some of the schools listed above may provide prep for tests like the PSAT and SAT, the Delaware Department of Education also lists resources for you.

If your student attends an online school, you will want to ensure the school is accredited. It may be beneficial to contact any college or training program your child is considering after graduation to see if they will accept a diploma from your online school.

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