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Name of Institution: Citizens’ High School
School E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year Founded: 1981 First Accredited: January 1984 Accreditation Renewal: June 2012
CEO/President: Larry S. Lark
Accreditation: Citizens’ High School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Accreditation Contact Information: Distance Education and Training Council
Mission, Goals, Educational Objectives:
Citizens' is making a genuine contribution to the restoration of quality education by providing the opportunity
to complete high school to students unable to pursue their education in a resident setting due to unique personal
reasons or family and work commitments.
In addition to building on a strong ethical foundation in place since inception, Citizens’ High School's
mission, goals, and education objectives are as follows:
• Mission: The mission of Citizens' High School is to provide an outstanding independent study education leading to an accredited Citizens' High School diploma to people from young teenagers to senior citizens and from all walks of life who prefer to pursue their education in a nontraditional high school setting.
• Goals: (1) To continue providing a viable social service in the form of well-educated, motivated graduates able to successfully continue their education on a postsecondary level, if they so desire, and to obtain employment and succeed in their career goals; (2) To continue to develop programs, utilizing a self-directed homestudy format, that meet or exceed traditional high school state and national common core standards; (3) To continue to provide continued research and development of new learning and study techniques that meets the educational needs of teenagers and adults in secondary and postsecondary studies; (4) To continue providing programs which allow each student to renew a belief in his or her limitless potential while recognizing and developing his or her own unique individuality and talents; (5) To continue providing students with a well-rounded, viable academic foundation which will allow our graduates to function successfully as meaningful members of society and well-informed consumers.
• Objectives: (1) Demonstrate an increase in the graduation rate for the current academic year; (2) Demonstrate a decrease in student non-starts for the current academic year; (3) Continue to increase the Number of public and private resident high schools across the country who use our courses as part of their student retention/credit makeup programs; (4) Demonstrate and maintain an overall positive approval rating of 90% or higher by students for: (a) each subject offered within their program of study; (b) achievement of the students' learning goals, and (c) satisfaction with their studies. (5)Demonstrate through active student/graduate feedback, referrals, and surveys that Citizens' High School's educational mission and goals are being met.
Description: Citizens' High School is an accredited, independent study high school for grades 9-12. The school was founded in 1981 to provide people who had not completed their high school education an opportunity to earn their diploma. Citizens' program is individualized instruction using correspondence for communication between the school and the student. We observe a year-round calendar. Students begin and complete coursework/grade levels at non-traditional times. A reasonably motivated student could complete an academic year well ahead of students in a traditional, group-paced school.
Student Demographic Profile: Our student body is comprised of students who range in age from young teenagers to senior citizens and who come from all social and economic backgrounds. We serve a wide variety of special groups: teenagers from home school families in all 50 states; children of American families living overseas; students unable to pursue their education in a resident setting due to unique personal reasons, family or work commitments, illness, or handicaps; and professional athletes and entertainers.
Courses/Programs: Citizens' 9th-12th grade curriculum is designed to give each student enrolled in either the general studies or the advanced/academic program of study a solid foundation in the basic academic areas of English, math, science, and social studies. Students interested in a vocational career may also select electives in a wide range of business and vocational subjects. Citizens' subjects are also available individually for transfer credit to local public or private high schools with independent study programs.
Each subject is built around the latest edition of standard high school textbooks from major educational publishers. These texts have been converted to correspondence through the use of study guides which act as a "teacher at home," offering the student step-by-step incremental learning built around general learning tips, self-check exercises, and general instructions.
Tuition/cost per course: The tuition is $179.00 per course (subject). This cost per course includes all educational materials which are kept by the student and personalized exam grading by qualified teachers. Shipping and handling fees are not included in the tuition.
Average Completion/Graduation Rate for Students: 52.5%
Percentage of students surveyed who responded that they—
Achieved their learning goals: 96.9%
Would recommend the institution to a friend: 97.3%
Were satisfied with their studies: 98.8%
Tuition and Fee Structure Guidelines:
The tuition includes all of your educational materials and personalized exam evaluation by qualified teachers.
For detail on our complete high school diploma or individual course programs Download & Print our Enrollment Application now.
• All tuition and fees must be paid in U.S. currency, drawn on a U.S. bank. Canadian postal money orders and international money orders in U.S. funds are also accepted.
• Money orders and checks should be made payable to payable to Citizens' High School.
• For down payments made by check, the individual course will not be shipped for 15 business days until the check clears.
• A shipping and handling fee of $10 per course will be charged at the time of course shipment.
• VISA, Master Card, and Discover Card are also accepted.
The following fees apply to special situations and circumstances:
Late/Returned Payment : There is a $10.00 late charge on monthly payments if not paid within 15 days from due date, and a $25.00 minimum charge for all checks returned for non-sufficient funds.
Makeup Exams: A $5.00 fee is charged for each exam that must be resubmitted due to an incomplete or failing grade.
Course Substitutions/Replacements : The cost to replace texts and/or workbooks varies by subject. Please contact the school for text/workbook replacement fees. Replacement fees will apply to all coursework lost in shipment due to any failure of the student to notify the school of an address change. A $25.00 fee is assessed to replace the study guide for any subject.
There is no charge for course substitutions if:
• ALL material for the course being returned is sent back in new, REUSABLE condition.
• The course has not been revised or discontinued,
• No exams have been submitted for grading.
Otherwise, standard fees for replaced materials will apply. No replacement or substituted courses will be sent to the student until any and all required fees are paid.
Grade Transcripts/Diplomas : A $5.00 fee is charged per grade transcript request.
A $25.00 fee is charged to replace a lost diploma.
Individual Course Program Deadline Extension: Course extension is for six (6) months only and requires the following fees: (1)
• A $10.00 extension fee per incomplete course if written request and fee is received PRIOR TO the one year deadline date.
• A $20.00 extension fee per incomplete course if written request and fee is received AFTER the one year deadline date.
High School Diploma Program Deadline Extension: Course extension is for one (1) year. Further extension requests are addressed on a case-by-case basis. Associated fees are as follows:
• A $20.00 extension fee per incomplete course applies if written request and fee is received PRIOR TO the three year deadline date with no required registration fee and no increase in tuition.
• A $20.00 extension fee per incomplete course plus a $25.00 reenroll fee apply if written request is received AFTER the three year deadline date, with the total tuition costs being subject to any tuition price increases that may be in effect at the time the request and fee are received. Increased difference in the total tuition costs will be added to the student’s account and billed monthly.
Reinstatement: A student may stop and then restart submitting exams at any time within the three year time limit with no further charges as long as their account has been paid in full and ALL exams are ultimately submitted prior to the three year deadline date. Otherwise, the above extension fees apply.(1)
Revised/Discontinued Courses: After the Individual Course Program one year deadline or the High School Diploma three year deadline has passed, any incomplete courses in which the student is enrolled that have been revised or discontinued will not be accepted and replacement fees cited above will apply for all school required substitutions
Delinquent Accounts : If a student fails to make required monthly tuition payments for a period exceeding 90 days, enrollment status is transferred to inactive. A student whose status is inactive may reenroll at any time within the one or three year time limit by submitting a written request for reinstatement along with any past due tuition payments. The payment must be received prior to submitting exams for grading or receiving further coursework.