Accreditation

What is accreditation and why is it important?

Accreditation is awarded to educational institutions that meet high standards of providing quality education programs and services. A team of teachers and administrators from other schools review all aspects of the education, including curriculum, teachers, and administration. Accreditation is not a one-time event. Accredited schools must self-evaluate annually and commit to continuous improvement.

This is important to you. You can be assured that a Whitmore School diploma is accepted by colleges and universities across the country, and even abroad.

 

Cognia 

Three regional accrediting organizations merged to form AdvancED, now Cognia, the world’s largest and most recognized accrediting organization recognized by the US Department of Education. (SACS CASI, NCA-CASI, and NWAC). AdvancED serves 32,000 schools and school systems enrolling more than 20 million students in the United States and 70 other countries.

CompuHigh / Whitmore School is nationally accredited by Cognia (AdvanceEd), and regionally accredited by NCA-CASI.

Read more about Cognia accreditation here: Cognia

Other Recognition

An Award-Winning Virtual High School

We are proud to have received the Purple Stamp of Approval and be voted into the Top 10 Educational Websites of 2017 by homeschoolbase.com.

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Whitmore School offers engaging high school level courses. Whether you are enrolling in one of our Diploma Programs, or want to take additional courses not available at your current school, or you are looking to recover credits, you will find an excellent selection of courses to help you meet your personal goals.

 

(Note: Whitmore School core courses are not recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA, for student athletes pursuing athletic college scholarships.) 

Graduation Requirements

 College Prep Track – 22 Credits

Students planning to attend a 4-year college graduate from the College Prep track and earn a total of 22 credits including the following:

  • 4.0 credits of English
  • 3.0 credits Math (2.0 credits above Alg 1)
  • 3.0 credits Social Studies (0.5 credit US Government, 0.5 credit World Geography, 1.0 credit US History, 1.0 credit  other Social Studies)
  • 3.0 credits Science (1.0 credit Natural Science, 1.0 credit Physical Science, 1.0 credit other Science)
  • 0.5 credit PE
  • 1.0 credit Fitness and Safety or Health
  • 1.0 credit Fine Arts
  • 0.5 credit Test Prep
  • 2.0 credits World Languages
  • 4.0  credits Electives or other Core Courses

General Studies Track – 18 Credits

Students planning to attend a community or technical college, or enter the military or workforce, may choose to graduate from the General Studies track and earn a total of 18 credits including the following:

  • 4.0 credits of English
  • 2.0 credits Social Studies (0.5 credit US Government, 0.5 credit World Geography, 1.0 credit US History or World History)
  • 2.0 credits Science
  • 2.0 credits Math
  • 0.5 credit PE
  • 1.0 credit Fitness and Safety or Health
  • 0.5 credit Fine Arts
  • 6.0 credits Electives or other Core Courses

*Students pursuing a diploma from Whitmore School, who transfer from another school, must complete a minimum of 4.5 credits at CompuHigh/Whitmore School. These credits must include 2 core course* credits from 2 different subject areas, and 2.5 additional core course or elective credits. (*core subjects are English, math, science, and social studies)

From the Blog

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