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National High School is proudly accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED. Our accreditation demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement in all that we do. We are committed to providing students the opportunity to receive a rigorous, quality education through innovative learning methods. National High School offers a private, comprehensive, and affordable education to those students who desire to receive a high school diploma.

SACS CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation is granted on a five-year term,

At National High School we consider parents play an integral part of their child’s education. In order to make that possible, we have created our students portal in such a manner which gives parents full access to their child’s account. It will allow the parents to monitor their child’s transcripts evaluation, enrolled courses and grades in all courses. Parents will be able to have total insight on their child’s progress which will give them opportunity to keep check and balance. We understand that parental involvement is highly critical and it’s a key to your child’s success.

Programs offered at National High School

We offer the following online program. For more detailed information please click on the program name.

We have year-round, open enrollment allowing you to enroll your child whenever it is best for you. Also, our low monthly tuition makes it possible for you to afford a private education for your child.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the criteria for online class?

All students can be successful in an online class if they choose the right type of course (Instructor led or independent study). Students who do best in either type of course are self-motivated, able to set aside time on a daily basis to complete homework, have good study skills, and are goal oriented.

Students should also have basic computer skills and know how to use a menu driven environment and email.

Can I enroll as an international student?

Yes, National High School welcomes students from all countries as it enhances the global learning community among the student population. National High School students reside in over 90 countries outside of the United States. NHS is internationally and regionally accredited; therefore, international students looking to enroll in an accredited College or University after their high school graduation in most cases must have an accredited high school diploma.

Will the local high school accept this credit?

Before enrolling for a National High School online course, students should contact their local high school for permission to take the course. They should discuss the course with their counselor to be certain that they have the required prerequisites and that the course will be fulfilling their graduation requirements. There are special forms that need to be signed and returned to NHS office to assure credit acceptance at the completion of each course.

National High School is a SACS and CITA accredited school and its credits should be accepted across the nation by other regionally accredited high schools. Private schools may have special requirements, so it is suggested that students receive prior permission from their school before taking a course for potential transfer credit.

Who are the teachers?

All teachers are considered highly qualified by "No Child Left Behind" Standards and are experts in their disciplinary area. Mentors are trained in adapting the online curriculum to all types of learners and situations.

If you have a concern about the teacher's ability to deal with special needs of your student, information about specific teachers can be obtained from the schools Registrar's office prior to enrollment,

What are the cost involved?

Students should have adequate access to a computer, Internet access, and email in order to successfully complete their online course.

Please contact a NHS enrollment counselor to learn about the costs associated with the program at 678-436-8748. All core courses have digital textbooks that are included in the enrollment fee for your course. User names and passwords will be issued to students as soon as the registration and orientation process is complete so they can access the online material. Advanced Placement & Career Tech courses - Hard copy books need to be ordered from the publisher,, or any vendor prior to beginning the course.

Please contact the school regarding current AP offering as they change each semester

What type of computer does my child need?

Students should have access to an IBM compatible or Macintosh computer for at least 2 hours each day. IBM compatible computers should use Windows 98 or better, and MAC's should use OS 7.0 or higher.

Computers should also have a CD Rom drive and an MS Office program for access to word processing and spreadsheet programs.

Computers should have at least a 28.8 internet connection with 256 mg of RAM in order to run the programs in a reasonable manner. A 56.6K internet connection is recommended.

Students participating in virtual class and/or taking foreign language courses should also have a microphone and earphones available for participation in 2-way voice audio within the virtual classroom. Students can also use the telephone to participate in virtual classroom, in special circumstances.

Note: If a family does not have the proper computer technology, students may be able to use the computer at local libraries or junior colleges, as long as they have access to the internet and their own email address.

How private is my child's information?

All information collected by NHS is used for educational and identification purposes only and is never shared with third parties. Student information is protected under the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)," "Privacy of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)" and the “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)" as required by the U.S. Department of Education.

How can I help my child be successful?

In order to help a student succeed, parents should:

Help the student set up a study schedule in an environment that is conducive to studying, without distraction from phone calls, TV, etc.
Have your student share their homework requirements with you so that you can remind them of deadlines and help them with time management. By being supportive and planning ahead, you can help to avoid last minute stress or falling behind in assignments.
Review their progress on a regular basis so that they know you are interested in their success, and so that you can assist with any roadblocks.