FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


You have done the research and you might have some questions about a variety of topics that you need to clarify before enrolling. For your convenience, here are the more common questions we are asked, along with concise answers.

Student Services

Can I Transfer Credits Earned At Citizens' High School To Another High School?

Yes. CHS is a DEAC-accreditated high school which means our courses and diplomas are accepted by high schools, colleges, and universities nationwide. We will provide an official transcript at your request to any educational institution. Please note, acceptance of CHS credits is ultimately up to the school’s discretion.

Will Homeschool Credits Transfer?

Yes, for a homeschool student to receive credit for courses completed via home education, our admissions team will need the following information:

  • A completed and signed Home School Grade Transcript of the student’s credits earned in grades 9-12
  • A completed and signed Home School Curriculum Validation listing the educational materials used for each subject completed in grades 9-12
  • A completed and signed Home School Education Evaluation of the student’s academic progress in grades 9-12

These forms can be found ou our Transfer Credit page.  Once you have completed and signed the forms you may send them in via mail, fax (904-272-6702), or email them at studentservices@citizenschool.com

Accreditation

Is Citizens' High School Accredited?

Yes, CHS is nationally accredited by DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission).  CHS has been nationally accredited for nearly 40 years, making us the second oldest active nationally accredited distance education high school in the United States.  We are also currently a candidate for regional accreditation with Middle States Association.  

General Information

Can I Use My Diploma To Attend College Or Gain Employment?

Yes, while CHS does not guarantee employment or acceptance into a college, our diploma is nationally accredited and our credits are accepted at most public and private universities.  For those students interested in continuing their education at a 4-year institution, we highly suggest that you enroll in our Academic Studies Diploma program.  For students interested in entering directly into the workforce, we suggest completing the General Studies Diploma program.  

Are All Online Courses And Programs Completed Entirely Online?

All courses and materials for CHS Online are completed online.  The only exception to this policy will be in the science courses where hands on experiments will be conducted using materials found around the home.  Also some electives may require specialized equipment, but those items will be listed in the course syllabus.

Tuition

How Much Is CHS' Tuition?

The CHS Online tuition model is simple - $59 per month and you can take up to two courses at one time.  There are no hidden fees, just study at your own pace, in your own environment.

What Is Your Refund Policy?

CHS is confident you will be satisfied with your choice in education. Should you change your mind, CHS will refund your tuition according to the following refund policy per the requirements set forth by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.  Our refund policy is designed for what is in the best of the student and parent. For more information about our refund policy click here.

Why Isn't The CHS High School Program Free Like It Is In The Public Schools?

CHS is a private school and funded through tuition paid by the students, unlike public schools that are funded by the state and federal taxes paid by residents.

Can I Work At My Own Pace?

Our courses are designed to be completed in 16 weeks, with a focus on one lesson per week.  By doubling or tripling the amount of lessons you complete each week, you can finish a course in as little as 28 days.  As long as you are focusing on one lesson per week, it is up to you to set the pace that works best for your schedule.  

Academic Policies

What Do Citizens' High Schools Courses Look Like?

Our classes are designed to be completed in 16 weeks.  Which means you will complete one lesson per week.  Each of our lessons are engaging and interactive.  See for yourself in our course demo.

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