Don’t be victimized
Citizens' High School urges web shoppers searching for High School Diploma Programs be aware that there are many fine Institutions that offer quality high school diploma programs. Unfortunately, there is equally as many or more “diploma mills” anxiously waiting to take your money and provide you with nothing but shattered dreams.
Be very careful and even suspicious of any claims that "you can graduate and earn your diploma
- in just days or weeks”
- based on your life experience”
Also be suspicious of any school that
- does not list a phone number or street address
- only ships their products via UPS (United Parcel Service)
As a starting point we recommend considering “Accredited Institutions” as a starting benchmark for purposes of comparison. Make sure the claim of accreditation includes a statement that the Accrediting agency is “recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as a Nationally or Regionally recognized accrediting agency”.
Please read the following articles to educate yourself on the importance of accreditation and what to look for when choosing a school.
FTC Consumer Alert: published in January 2005 by the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, and the Office of Consumer & Business Education.
Fact Sheet 6 "Diploma Mills": published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
“What Does Accreditation Mean to You, the Student?”: published by the Distance Education and Training Council, Washington, D.C.
www.detc.org: The Distance Education and Training Council has been the standard-setting agency for correspondence study and distance education institutions since it was established in 1926. Its purpose was, and still is today, "to foster and preserve high quality, educationally sound and widely accepted distance education and independent learning institutions".