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Frequently Asked Questions

Elementary (PK-3 - 5th)

Certified American Heritage School teachers. Although a specific teacher cannot be guaranteed, all teachers are experts and experienced in the course they are teaching.

Yes.

American Heritage School is fully accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), National Council for Private Schools Association (NCPSA), Accreditation International (Ai), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED (SACS), National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Southern Association of College Admissions Counseling (SACAC), College Board.

An enrichment class is intended to enhance and boost the skills and knowledge of a child who has successfully completed the school year.

 

A reinforcement class is designed to improve the skills and knowledge of a child who needs more practice in order to be prepared for the next school year.

 

One-on-one tutoring is also available for students who may need or prefer individual attention. Tutoring may be either enrichment or reinforcement or remedial in nature.

 

American Heritage courses and tutoring are intended for students of average to gifted intelligence. 

For an early elementary child this will depend on their ability to attend to the lesson without your direct involvement. Young children should never be left unsupervised. An adult should always be within viewing distance of their child.

 

For an upper elementary child it is important that the parent be confident in their child’s ability to safely operate their computer independently, practice appropriate digital etiquette (insert link), and engage in the lesson.

Yes. The classes are live and interactive, so it is important that students “arrive” to class on time.

Parents should check their child’s devices and connection to the internet well before the class is scheduled to begin.

Yes. For the digital safety of all children the teacher must be able to visually verify who is in her class. Also, the teacher will be interacting with your child, so the teacher must be able to see and hear your child.

No. To protect the privacy rights, safety and security of every student videotaping or recording a class is expressly prohibited and will result in expulsion.

Absolutely not. Students must also be age appropriate for the specific course they are taking. A violation of this rule will result in dismissal from the course and possible prosecution depending on the circumstances.

The vast majority of classes simply require a device to allow the student online. Only a  few specialty classes may require other features. The special materials requirements are listed within the class description. If you are unsure, please call or email the office and someone will contact you to confirm what is needed.

We offer one-on-one tutoring in many areas. Tutoring can be used to support the class your student is taking. Please visit the tutoring section of our website.

Yes they can. One-on-one tutoring can be used to improve, support, or enrich a student’s current skills. Tutoring can be used to help your child get ahead for the upcoming school year.

Yes. If there is insufficient interest (less than six students), a class will be canceled. The parent will be notified and given the opportunity to enroll in a different session of the same class, a different class, or be issued a refund.

Upper School (6th - 12th)

Yes. American Heritage School is fully accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), National Council for Private Schools Association (NCPSA), Accreditation International (Ai), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED (SACS), National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Southern Association of College Admissions Counseling (SACAC), College Board.

Yes. The classes are live and interactive, so it is important that students “arrive” to class on time. Students should check their equipment and connection to the internet well before the class is scheduled to begin.

Yes. All students must share their screen with the teacher during class for visual verification. This is mandatory for the digital safety and security of all.

One the first day of class students will review the Digital Citizenship Agreement (insert link) with their teacher and agree in writing to abide by the rules set out in the document in order to attend class.

No. To protect the privacy rights, safety and security of all students, videotaping or recording a class is expressly prohibited and will result in expulsion.

No. Permitting someone not enrolled in the class to view the class or sharing the class code with someone not enrolled in the class are both expressly prohibited and will result in immediate expulsion.

American Heritage courses and tutoring are intended for a student of average to gifted intelligence.

A  session = 3 weeks, approximately 4 hours/day, M-F

It is equivalent to 60 contact hours, or a semester of course credit.

One Session = 3 weeks = one Semester = 0.5 credit = ½ credit

Two Sessions = 6 weeks = two Semesters = 1 credit = full year course

No. You cannot. You may take just semester 1 of a course, but if you need semester 2 you must take semester 1 as well.

No. You cannot.

Full year courses are six weeks long and must be taken in the same time slot, either the morning session or the afternoon session. Courses must also be taken sequentially (one session right after the other.  For example: session 2A followed by session 3A.)

Yes. You can audit a course, but you will still be held to attendance standards and you must complete all classroom assignments.

They are high interest topics taught by experts in their field. They are taught for enrichment. We will not issue course credit for the one week seminars.

Tutoring is available for all grades K-12. Tutoring can be used to improve, support, or enrich a student’s current skills. One-on-one tutoring is also available to support most courses being taught.

If you are interested, please see the tutoring section for more information.

Every course has a detailed class description that specifies whether or not you may take it for class credit. Please check the course descriptions carefully. Please contact the office by phone or email if after reading the course description you are still unsure.

No. You may not.

American Heritage Online is intended for students PreK-12.

You must also be age appropriate for the course you are taking.

Yes. If there is insufficient interest in the class session (fewer than six students), it might be canceled. You would be informed in a timely manner and offered the opportunity to transfer to another class or be issued a refund.

You can cancel a class on or before May 15, 2020. A $200.00 processing fee will be withheld from your refund. After May 15, 2020 there are no refunds.

If you are unsure, it is your responsibility to contact your current school and ask them.

It is also your responsibility to check with your current school to see if they will accept our credits.

We are a fully accredited PreK-12th grade school.

Below is a list of associations we are accredited through:

Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), National Council for   Private Schools Association (NCPSA), Accreditation International (Ai), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED (SACS), National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Southern Association of College Admissions Counseling (SACAC), College Board.

You are guaranteed a subject area certified American Heritage School teacher, but not a specific teacher. Due to illness, schedule conflict or class popularity it might be necessary to have a different teacher than the one listed on the website teach your course.

 

Does my student need any special materials or equipment for the class?

The vast majority of classes simply require a device to allow the student online. Only a  few specialty classes may require other materials, features, programs, or specific processing speeds or memory capacity.  The requirements are within the class description. If you are unsure, please call or email the office and someone will contact you.