Odysseyware Academy is accredited through AdvancED,the world's largest educational community with over 32,000 public and private schools and districts from across the United States. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes this accreditation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Accreditation
Q: What is accreditation?
A: Accreditation is verification by an outside agency that a school is meeting the expectations it has communicated to the public, relating to its purpose. Only the educational institution itself can be said to be accredited, not its curriculum or teachers, although these do receive consideration during the accreditation process.
Q: What accreditation agency has approved Odysseyware Academy?
A: Odysseyware Academy has been fully accredited by AdvancED, formerly the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). AdvancED is the world's largest educational community serving more than 32,000 public and private schools.
Q: Does accreditation guarantee that credits earned in Odysseyware Academy will transfer to other high schools?
A: No accreditation guarantees transfer of high school credits from one state to another; however, most public high schools may accept credits earned through Odysseyware Academy, thanks to the recognition provided by AdvancED accreditation. The exceptions, if there are any, are districts with policies against accepting credits from schools outside their own state or from distance learning schools.
Q: Will Odysseyware Academy accreditation assure that my students are considered for admittance to the colleges they prefer?
A: Accreditation by AdvancED certainly helps to establish credibility with colleges all over the country, but acceptance ultimately depends on standards specific to each college, and the individual merits of each student, including grades, ACT or SAT scores, and service criterion.