International High School Diploma Program
Our International High School Diploma Program (IHSDP) is a formal education program in which students have the opportunity of obtaining a High School Diploma in Colombia and a High School Diploma in the United States, through a virtual program that contains controlled elements, such as time, place and academic development, with the support of a teacher, through a digital platform and a classroom facilitator.
Our HSDP is currently offered in more than 70 countries around the world with its distinctive emphasis on the student’s international academic development. The class schedule is designed based on the capabilities of each student to achieve his/her progress according to their academic and personal potential in a 100% virtual environment. Students will have access to the platform 24/7 throughout the year.
Our HSDP is designed to allow our students to interact with other students from other countries while taking their classes, this is important because we understand how rapidly our globalize world changes. Our students become more culturally aware, not only through the development of a second language, but also, through the results that come from these multicultural interactions.
Our HSDP students tend to have higher high school persistence, retention and shortened their years in attaining a bachelor’s degree. For these reasons, the cost of, and the time to complete a college degree could be decreased. All our HSDP resources are available to our partner schools, its students and teachers once they have joined the program.
Accreditation is your assurance of K12’s academic excellence.
Accreditation provides reciprocity of credits, courses, and grade level placements between schools and universities around the world and validation of the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities. Accreditation ensures a consistent level of quality in a network of participating schools that is valued by the public and by colleges and universities. In addition, students in accredited schools become part of a worldwide network of quality institutions focused on student performance.
AdvancED (Advancing Excellence in Education) Accreditation
K12 is an AdvancED-accredited corporation meeting the highest standards of educational management. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). AdvancED is dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide through accreditation, research, and professional services. AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, engaging 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide and educating 15 million students. NCA CASI and SACS CASI schools share a unified, clear and powerful accreditation process designed to help schools continuously improve.
As noted by AdvancED, the accreditation process breeds a culture dedicated to excellence—never satisfied with good, always striving for greatness. Accreditation welcomes the constructive feedback of peers; and demands rigor, is based in data, and approaches documentation of results with discipline. Accreditation is about making the quest for excellence a habit; it’s about being the best a school can be on behalf of the students it serves.
Additionally, K12 schools are accredited by a wide variety of respected accreditation bodies including:
- Northwest Accreditation Commission
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement