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. 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.

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Cognia Global Commission (formerly AdvancED)

Three regional accrediting associations merged under the umbrella of AdvancED, now Cognia Global Commission, the world’s largest and most recognized accrediting organization. The Secretary of Education, U. S. Department of Education recognizes the following regional accrediting associations:

NCA CASI

 

North Central Association – Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement – NCA-CASI

 

SAC CASI

 

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Council on Accreditation and School Improvement – SACS-CASI

 

NWAC

 

Northwest Accreditation Commission – NWAC

 

 

Whitmore School is regionally accredited by NCA-CASI, SACS-CASI and NWAC under the umbrella of  Cognia Global Commission (AdvancEd).  Click to view the current status of Whitmore School’s accreditation with Cognia Global Commission.

Cognia Global Commission, (AdvancED) serves 32,000 schools and school systems enrolling more than 20 million students in the United States and 70 other countries. Accreditation means you can be assured that a Whitmore School diploma is accepted by colleges and employers across the country, and even abroad.

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 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
  • 2.0 credits World Languages
  • 4.5  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 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

Does Online School Prepare You For College? Mine Did!

October 29th, 2021 in , , ,

Written by Alina B.

I was a student at Whitmore School, the world’s first online high school, and it was the best decision my parents could have made for my education. Online School helped me gain independence, self-discipline, and perseverance. I learned to be a problem solver. This is why I was prepared for college level work.

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