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Do High School Credits Transfer to an Online High School?

Written by James Madison High School on Thursday, 01 February 2018. Posted in Adult Learner, Traditional Students

Do High School Credits Transfer to an Online High School?

We’re a nation that loves our options. 50 ways to order a simple black coffee. 10,000 decorative iPhone cases. Three new ways to get to our jobs thanks to GPS. And then there’s school. Where it used to be that the only way to earn your high school diploma was in a traditional brick and mortar school or through a GED, today more and more people are exercising their options to choose transferring their high school credits to an online high school to earn their high school diploma online Who are these daredevils? People just like you. The students who come to us considering an online high school include:

  • Athletes who travel
  • Teens and adults with demanding jobs or schedules that include family responsibilities
  • Teenagers who – for a variety of reasons – are not thriving in their current high school environment
  • Adult learners returning to earn their diplomas after leaving school for personal or academic reasons

One thing all of the people above have in common (besides a desire to take control of their lives), are questions around credits previously earned in traditional high schools. They want to know, will existing credits transfer to my new online high school?

JMHS Accepts Up To 17 High School Credits

How about, YES. James Madison High School (JMHS) will accept up to 17 high school credits. So don’t sweat about having to retake Algebra I (although we do offer it--and some stellar tutoring--if you didn’t pass the first go-round!). Our program is specifically designed to work with our students’ strengths and shore up any weaknesses.

How Transferring Your Credits Works

Transferring your high school credits is easy! Simply fill out the Transcript Request Form and send it to your former high school. They will then fax or mail us your official transcript.

Here’s another bonus--by transferring your existing credits, you can save on tuition and earn your high school diploma faster than if you were to start all over again. The more credits you can transfer, the more you'll save on your online high school tuition.

Traditional High Schools Accept Online High School Credits

What if you’re staying in the traditional school system but want to take extra courses online? You can also take online high school courses with us and transfer your credits back to your original high school. Since JMHS is an accredited online high school, credits should be easily transferable. However, accepting credits is at the discretion of your school, so check with your guidance counselor.

Have any questions? We are always happy to help! Call us at 1-800-349-6861 with any questions or transfer your high school credits and enroll today!

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