What’s the big deal about Regional Accreditation for a High School?Here’s the truth. If you want a high school diploma that you can actually use for college, university/Federal financial aid programs, employment and the US Military, you will need a regionally accredited high school diploma. Many online high schools claim to be accredited, but not all accreditation measures up. Only regional accreditation is widely accepted by all colleges and employers.
Excel High School holds prestigious, regional accreditation with AdvancED, The parent organization of The North Central Association CASI and Southern Association of Schools and Colleges CASI and the Norwest Accrediting Commission. These are the regional accrediting agencies.
To simply ask if a school is accredited is not enough. You must ask the school you are considering if their accreditation is recognized by their State Department of Education. Regional accreditation is recognized by the State and US State’s Department of Education. Be cautious because fake schools will lie to you. These scam school operators are con-artist and they will do anything to get your money. It is important to do your research to ensure that your high school is regionally accredited. After you check with the high school you are considering, call the State Department of Education and ask if they recognize the school’s accrediting agency. If they confirm that they do, then you found a reputable school and you are in luck. If the school is not recognized by the State Department of Education, leave the school behind and move on. Also, check the school out the Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org and your local community college. The reason for choosing a regionally accredited high school comes down to this: acceptance and recognition.
With a regionally accredited high school diploma, your opportunities are endless. Better job, enlistment into the US Military; and best of all, going to college and being eligible for Federal financial aid. Without having a high school diploma from a regionally accredited high school, you will probably not get that job or get into college. Sadly, students waste money when they choose to enroll into a school that is not regionally accredited. Don’t get scammed. There are many exceptional regionally accredited online high schools.
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Excel High School offers affordable, regionally accredited high school programs for high school aged students and adult learners.