Is American High School
American High School is
fully accredited through AdvancED/ SACS/CASI, a national
accreditation agency recognized by the US Department of
What do the icons on the
detailed view of the dashboard icons, please click on
the link below:
How do I upload
Assignments or Essays?
Create a folder on your
hard drive for each assigned class.
Save all related documents
in each applicable folder in any of the following
formats: .pdf (Adobe Reader), .doc (Word 97--2003), .xls
(Excel 97-2003), .txt (Plain Text) or .rtf (Rich Text).
We do NOT accept the
following formats: .docx or .xlsx.
In the Assignment or Essay
module, click the Browse button. Locate the file on
your hard drive and Select it. Then click Open. This
will populate your file into the Browse window.
Click Submit to upload
For a more detailed view
of how to upload your documents, please click on the
Is it OK to send my
Assignments and Essays to my teacher through the Message
No. All Assignments and
Essays must be submitted from the Assignment/Essay pages
in the course.
When do I start my
As soon as you have
received a Welcome Call from AHS and are assigned your
What is the schedule for
AHS is an “at your pace”
online educational facility. The parent and student are
expected to come up with a suitable schedule that will
work best with the students’ needs.
Some students learn best
when they study one course at a time.
Some students learn best
when they study all courses spread out over the course
of the week.
If you need assistance
determining the best “pace” for the student, please
contact the Student Counselors.
Can I ask my teacher for
help with Test questions?
No. The teacher can
assist you with the foundation necessary to understand
the test questions; however, please refrain from asking
for assistance with test questions.
Is there a graduation
ceremony at AHS?
No. Unfortunately, with a
virtual school, that would be a difficult task.
However, upon successful completion of your 12th
grade year, you will be awarded a diploma along with a
graduation cap and tassel in the school colors.
Am I required to take any
of these placement tests: PSAT / SAT / ACT.
No. AHS does not require
these tests but colleges and universities do. We
strongly encourage all of our students that are planning
to attend a four year college to take these tests.
College and university applications require the scores
of an SAT or ACT.
Several reminders are sent
through the year to inform you of all test dates so that
you do not miss these testing exam(s) dates.
How do I contact my
You can contact your
teacher via the Message Center.
Attend an online Chat
If you have not received a
response from your teacher within 48 hours, please
contact your Student Counselor immediately. DO NOT
wait a week or two before you contact us, which could
lead to some frustration on your part.
If you have Teacher
Support, you can contact your Teacher via Skype. Please
contact your Student Counselor if you have any questions
Are the Student Counselors
available 24/7 like the online courses?
No. At this time, office
hours are from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday through
I made a 0% on my test.
How did that happen?
Please make sure that you
SAVE each answer on your test.
Please review the
instructions on the first test question. It states that
you must click the yellow button before you move on to
the next questions.
If you do not save each
answer, than you will not get an accurate score.
If this has happened to
you, please contact your Student Counselor so that they
may re-open the assessment for you in order to re-take
How much time should I
spending on my classes?
On average, a student
should be logging in about 15-20 hours per week. It is
up to the parent and the student to come up with a
weekly schedule for these school hours. If you need
assistance on how to develop such a schedule, contact
your Student Counselor. She will help develop a schedule
that best fits your child’s needs.