CHS School Profile
Citizens’ High School is an accredited, independent study high school. Our program is individualized instruction using correspondence for communication between the school and the student. The school observes a year-round calendar. Students begin and complete coursework and grade levels at non-traditional times.
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.
Each subject is built around the latest edition of standard high school textbooks from major educational publishers. These texts have been converted to distance education 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. Exams for each subject are submitted to Citizens’ High School and graded by state-certified teachers.
A minimum of sixteen units of credit earned in grades 9–12 must be completed in order to graduate. One unit of credit is granted for successful completion of two semesters work or its equivalent. A maximum of twelve previously completed credits (except physical education, driver’s training, religion, chorus, band, or ROTC) approved by CHS may be applied toward the required sixteen units.
The following credits are required for graduation in our two programs of study. Academic: 4 English, 3 math, 3 science, 3 social studies, 1 life management, 2 electives. General: 4 English, 2 math, 2 science, 3 social studies, 1 life management, 4 electives.
Citizens’ High School has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Washington, D.C. since January 28, 1984. 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. Citizens’, in compliance with Section 1002.42, Florida Statutes requiring the yearly completion of the Florida Department of Education’s Nonpublic School Annual Survey, is listed in the Florida Department of Education Directory of Nonpublic Schools under District 10: Clay County, School #1345.