Courses & Curriculum

Curriculum & Instruction Vision: Research-based Curriculum and instruction.

Mission: Provide rigorous and relevant curriculum which supports implementation of best instructional practices to sustain high student achievement based on data.

Goal: To refine and improve the processes within our school so the collective efforts are organized, efficient, and effective in helping raise student achievement.

Standards-Based Instruction

iGeneration Empowerment Academy focuses on student mastery of the required competencies for each subject area. To add rigor and relevance to each course, the iGeneration Empowerment Academy uses the Understanding by Design lesson and unit planning format. As more of the iGeneration Empowerment Academy curriculum becomes available online, iGeneration Empowerment Academy patrons will be able to see examples of remediation strategies and extended learning opportunities for students in each course, subject, or grade level.

Alignment to the Standards

An instructional expert reviews each standard to ensure our activities have the tightest possible alignment. New national assessments will be operational in the 2013 – 2014 school year, in which schools must demonstrate success using the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

About Our Courses

The American High School offers quality, Internet-delivered online high school courses for students throughout the United States and abroad. Since 2004 American High School has served over 3000 students.

As in face-to-face classes, online classes include a teacher, lessons, homework, class discussions, and tests. The main difference is the activities occur over the Internet at a time that is convenient for students. American High School offers the hallmarks of truly effective traditional education programs, quality teachers and quality curriculum.

General / Honors / AP

We currently offer AP / Honors classes for Social Studies, English and Science.

Students interested in enrolling in our Honors and AP courses should expect the following:

  • Higher expectations in terms of quality of work, project or report content and organization
  • Greater intensity and depth
  • Intense online class participation
  • Emphasis on analysis rather than memorization
  • Completion of an assignment does not guarantee a good grade
  • Student-centered responsibility for learning
  • Reasonable expectations for all homework
  • Outside readings mandatory
  • Extensive mastery of course-specific terms and the ability to apply those terms
  • Command of logic and recognition of fallacies
  • Willingness to tackle extensive, close readings of complex texts
  • Willingness to explore the world of discourse outside of the textbook
  • Willingness to work on critical evaluation of one's work

Summer School

American High School's summer school program is open to all students who have successfully completed the 8th grade. Transcripts will be sent to the appropriate high school indicating credits earned for each class. If you plan to enroll in the summer school program be sure to have permission from your school counselor to ensure the credits can be transferred to your local high school upon completion of the course.