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An American education is a dream for many students, but with increasingly higher costs, scarce flights to get there, and the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, realising this dream may be difficult. That’s not the case with American Learning Academy.

“I could receive an American education in my home country. Indeed, American Learning Academy made my dreams of studying in America come true during a time that is not easy to travel abroad,” says a former student. He has just been accepted by a number of American universities.

According to Boarding School Review (as of October 14, 2019), an American boarding school is estimated to cost an average of US$57,000 per year. With American Learning Academy, a part-time high school credit for international students costs just US$950 and for a semester course, US$850; a full year high school programme is US$5,000 for six courses, making American Learning Academy a more than affordable investment for your child’s education.

Easy learning from anywhere

The fact that students can learn virtually from anywhere around the world on an internet connection, without having to move to stay in America, makes American Learning Academy an ideal option for parents who seek a nationally accredited college prep education for their children in a safe learning environment.

Being one of a few American schools to have the highest level of accreditation at all state, regional, national and international levels, your child can fully transfer all these accredited credits earned there to all high schools and universities in the US and globally.

American Learning Academy offers the following curricula: Elementary School (K-5), Middle School (Grades 6 to 8), High School (Grades 9 to 12) as well as Summer School/Credit Recovery. After an initial foundation in Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art and Music, your child can choose from over 500 courses. These are designed to fit around your child’s interests, not the other way round. Many use leading-edge, award-winning, and video-based functionality.

Technology in learning

American Learning Academy is incorporating technology in a big way. Students here use videos, simulations, and virtual reality (VR) — all of which are offered on a number of its high-school-level offerings. This includes the practical, hands-on CTE (Career and Technical Education) learning.

By offering such courses, American Learning Academy can help your child become even more adept in navigating the world of technology.

These VR courses teach practical skills through VR goggles — there are 12 courses ranging from biotechnology to culinary arts and even the art of taekwondo. When your child completes any of these VR courses and successfully passes the certification examinations, they will receive industry certifications and/or college credit.

One mother is pleasantly surprised at how much her teenage son has changed after enrolling in American Learning Academy. “He looks forward to logging into his classes every day,” she says. “The curriculum has piqued his interest and created a confidence in school that we have not seen before.”

Advantages of a dual diploma programme

Indeed, an American Learning Academy education can be a highly visual, interactive and rewarding experience for your child, especially if you live outside the US. With these VR courses as part of American Learning Academy’s dual diploma programme, your child can earn a US high school diploma with as little as seven credits in eight American subjects, complemented with credits earned in the student’s home country, which count towards up to 17 of the 24 credits.

At the same time, your child gets to refine their English language skills as all classes are taught in English, and interactions with teachers and classmates are also done in English. Stronger English fluency often translates to a higher likelihood of career success for your child.

Critical support

Excellent teacher support is equally important for your child’s success. The academy sets regular virtual meetings with American-based teachers and assigns academic advisors who can provide feedback on your child’s academic progress. Regular “on-call” communication with teachers through instant messaging and email is made possible through designated time blocks with your child.

“American Learning Academy has been there for me every step of the way,” says one student. “Whenever I need support, the teachers have answered all my questions.”

American Learning Academy’s rolling enrolment allows students to start any time throughout the school year. Add on the convenience of learning at one’s own pace without having to follow fixed login times, access to high-tech platforms, and superb support — you and your child will stand to benefit in more ways than one with the American Learning Academy.