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Frequently Asked Questions
Is AIA Accredited?
Yes. AIA is Accredited by AdvancED/Cognia the parent organization for the North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CASI and the Northwest Accrediting Commission.
AdvancED/Cognia, North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CASI and the Northwest Accrediting Commission are accrediting agencies recognized by the State Department of Education, CHEA, and The United States Department of Education.
AdvancED/Cognia is a nationally recognized accrediting agency dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide. AdvancED provides accreditation, research, and professional services to 34,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.
Can I use a diploma from AIA to enroll into college?
Yes! AIA has a solid reputation within the academic community. Our graduates are able to pursue employment and/or a college education. All colleges, universities and employers accept credentials issued by a Regionally Accredited High School. AIA’s Accreditation is recognized by all 50-States Departments' of Education and the US Department of Education.
Who teaches the online courses at AIA?
All online courses and programs are taught by highly qualified instructors that hold appropriate degrees from accredited universities, relative to each instructor’s area of expertise.
What if the student has questions or problems while taking a course?
AIA employs a fully qualified instructional and support staff. Support services are available to all AIA students during normal school hours via phone, email, online session or the learning management system. We are here to support your learning.
What is the difference between AIA and traditional brick-and-mortar collegepreparatory American high schools?
There is no difference in the college-preparatory curriculum between AIA and traditional American high schools. There is a significant difference in the flexibility offered to all AIA students in the way they can earn their high school credits online. AIA utilizes some of the best digital curriculum available anywhere.
Is AIA less challenging than other traditional accredited American high schools?
Simply put, No! As an accredited American high school, AIA offers a flexible alternative for students; it is not an easier option than traditional accredited high schools. At AIA, every student has a "front row seat." Our courses engage students in real-life projects, requiring the use of critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to apply the knowledge they have acquired.
As a parent will I be kept informed of my students' progress?
Absolutely! As a parent, you will most likely be receiving more updates and information about your student's progress than ever before. We strongly feel that a parent's involvement in their child's education is critical to their overall success. We are providing the student performance updates for parent after every single class.