American College Preparatory Academy has joined forces with one of the leading curriculum providers in the world to bring top-tier education to students worldwide. What makes the ACPA program so powerful? Experience, Relationships and Technology.
For the last hundred years the educational paradigm in America has made high quality teaching and learning available only to the financially elite. The very best college preparatory schools in America can cost between $40,000 and $60,000 per year. But 21st century technology changes everything! By combining our educational resources, experience and technology, ACPA can bring that college prep experience to students throughout the world for less that $10,000.
Experience matters. We recognize that the best education is not just about books and coursework. Education that makes a difference involves building positive relationships between teachers and students. The ACPA administrative team has an average of 30 years of experience in teaching, mentoring and leading students in their quest for a premium US college acceptance. The ACPA guidance team has placed over 2000 students into top ranked colleges throughout America.
All ACPA teachers are U.S certified and trained in online instruction. They use curriculum rooted in research-based instructional design and they are accredited by AdvancED and ISTE. However that is not the best part of the story. The truth is that our teachers specialize in making a connection with each of their students. ACPA teachers connect with their students regularly via phone calls, text messages, emails and other types of communication to provide direct instruction and any additional clarification.
Finally, ACPA offers over 400 nationally approved courses including 100 core subject area courses. Our team brings more than 50 years of curriculum development and delivery experience to your student at a time and a place best suited for your student’s needs.
With more than 100 core classes and more than 400 elective classes to choose from our students are free to explore courses and areas of study not available in a traditional school setting.
Our teachers assist our students not only with course content but in helping each student to set high standards for themselves in academic mastery and intellectual growth. ACPA also believes that service, leadership skills and integrity are all essential components in a student’s education.
The staff at ACPA actively encourages students to take part in serving their community through volunteer opportunities and outreach programs. When we seek to improve the world we live in, we improve our own lives as well.
There are at least five big reasons that international students are considering studying in a US educational system during their high school career.
Best colleges and universities in the world
One of the biggest reasons is that the majority of elite colleges and universities in the world are located in the United States. By participating in a US based high school curriculum, international students are better prepared not only to apply and get accepted to US colleges and universities, but they are positioned to excel once they get there.
Diplomas equal options
A second reason to consider a US education is that earning a US high school diploma from an accredited US high school will give the student additional options. With diplomas and or transcripts from a US high school, students may choose to stay in their home country and attend the best universities there or exercise their option to attend an excellent college or university in the US.
Critical thinking is a critical skill
A third reason that international students are choosing to study in the US is that in the United States there is an emphasis on critical thinking, creativity, innovation and independence. While schools outside of the US excel in other areas, a US school will help students develop the independent thinking and innovative ideas that are critical to entrepreneurial success.
Education gives an advantage
A fourth reason that a US based education gives international students an edge is that by studying within the US education system a student will understand how business in the US works and how their US counterparts in business think. For a student who plans on entering the field of international business it is imperative to understand how US businessmen think and why they make the decisions that they do.
The fifth big advantage that studying for a US high school diploma brings is stress reduction. Yes, I said stress reduction. In many countries outside of the US, a student’s admission into a top college or university is based solely on a single “high stakes” assessment or final exam. Without a top score on this final assessment, students options are limited to lower tier colleges or no college at all. This means that the student’s whole high school career is consumed by preparation for a single test. This results in many hours in school and more hours outside of school devoted to doing well on this single test. After all, a student’s educational future depends on the outcome of this test. This creates stress for the student and for the family as a whole. In the US educational system college admission is not determined by a single test and ACPA can teach you how to be a well rounded and well prepared for the college admissions process.