FAQ

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What is WAY American School Online?

WAY American School Online is an accredited, private, online school that serves grades 6-12 and grants students an American high school diploma.

We offer a personalized learning experience for high school students, offering an innovative approach to education using current technology and project-based learning in alignment with content standards from the USA. The WAY American School Online curriculum fosters self-esteem, independence, and 21st-century skills development.

Is WAY American School accredited?

WAY American School Online is a Cognia (formerly AdvancEd) accredited organization, meeting their high standards of education.

Cognia represents 34,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 73 countries worldwide. Cognia is the world leader in providing improvement and accreditation services to education providers of all types in their pursuit of excellence in serving students.

See our Accreditation page for more information.

How did WAY American School start?

In 2013, WAY American School was founded to provide a project-based and competency-assessed learning experience for international students. WAY American School serves students in grades 9-12 in partnership with top international private schools across Brazil and China.

In 2018, WAY American School expanded to offer an online program to students unable to attend the network of in-person schools. Through a combination of live video conferences and an on-demand curriculum, WAY American School Online extends its mission to students everywhere in the world.

What level of English do I need to attend WAY American School?

Students applying for admission to WAY American School Online take a placement exam that measures the student’s proficiency levels in writing, reading, listening, and speaking in English. WAY American School does not serve the needs of students who want to learn English at a beginning level.

Who are the WAY American School teachers?

WAY American School Online teachers are certified teachers in their content area(s) and are located in the United States.

See our Meet the Staff page for more information.

How long does it take to graduate from WAY American School?

We expect students to complete the WAY American School Online program in about 3 years and graduate with a high school diploma.

We expect our students to demonstrate the U.S. national and state standards for each course. Each students situation is unique because they may transfer credits into the school.

Will WAY American School help me get into an American university?

WAY American School Online students graduate with an American High School Diploma, accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). The Cognia accreditation is respected and recognized across the world's higher education institutions.

For students who intend to pursue higher education in the United States, the American High School Diploma often results in advanced standing and other admissions benefits.

What hours are teachers available online?

You can get help from a U.S. certified teacher 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The core subject areas of Math, Science, English, and Social Studies teachers are online and accessible for a minimum of 6 hours per weekday. Electives and other lower-participation courses also have instructors available online in a reduced time frame based upon course need.

Students can arrange appointments at other times and teachers are able to accomodate those needs.

Will I need to purchase materials for my courses?

Basic school supplies such as pens, paper, etc. are the responsibility of the student and parents.

All other instructional materials for a course will be provided to a student. Texts are typically provided online and science experiments have virtual lab options.

What technology will I need?

Students are required to provide their own computer and must have reliable high-speed Internet access.

Can I transfer credits from another school to WAY Online?

Yes, we accept credits of students who transfer from other schools. Previously learned courses will be accounted for.