Summer is Coming—Earn Summer Credits Your Way—Just $95 a Course
Yes, our courses are available for summer school. Yippee! Studying is much more fun than lazing around on the beach. OK, the beach is fun, but our courses are video-based, self-paced and teacher-supported, so they’re not too painful—and you can earn credits over the summer. SVHS credits are accepted by the University of California (see the courses accepted by University of California under the A-G program), and because SVHS is an accredited school, our credits are usually accepted by other high schools—we provide you with an official transcript of your completed courses.
Our school is fully accredited, our courses are approved by the NCAA, but they’re a little different to the courses you’re used to because we tried to make them more enjoyable.
Many students prefer watching videos to reading textbooks and we use video wherever we can in our courses. The videos are sometimes fun to watch. If you’re taking a course like English, you’re going to have to read a book, but each unit of each course usually includes a video, a quiz, some reading material, and an assignment. We do try to make the assignments as well as the videos as interesting and entertaining as possible.
Because our courses are all self-paced, it means you can study when it suits you. You set your own schedule. If you want to work out in the morning, you can do your studying in the afternoon or the evening.
As you can see from our statistics (where blue means students are taking courses, and darker blue means more students), we see that students choose to study at all hours of the day or night. Some students are night owls and others are early birds. They certainly don’t all work traditional school hours. By setting your own study schedule, your courses don’t have to interfere too much with your summer activities.
In fact, if you have a laptop, or tablet, or any device with a web browser that you can carry around, you aren’t restricted from studying at your desk. You could study from your home, a coffee shop, the pool, or wherever you learn best.
The self-paced arrangement means that you can take the course as quickly or as slowly as you like. If you want to finish the course asap, you can commit the study hours and complete most courses in as little as 30 days. If you want to spread your studying out, or take multiple courses at the same time, you have up to 12 months to complete a course (and can request an extension if you need more time).
When you enroll in a course, you’ll get a message from your teacher. Your teacher is not a bot or some artificial intelligence machine—it’s a real-life person, a credentialed teacher, who, like you is working on a computer. You can ask a question at any time, by submitting an online form. The teacher receives an email with your question and responds quickly, usually within 24 hours (can take longer at weekends and holidays).
When you submit your assignment, it is graded by the teacher. Together with your grade, the teacher gives you some positive feedback and guidance.
With this arrangement, it’s not necessary to be online at the same time as the teacher, and that’s how we can make our courses entirely self-paced. Having said that, for some language courses, like Spanish, where you occasionally have to actually speak to a teacher through video-conference, you’ll need to coordinate your schedule with the teachers’—to make sure you’re both able to meet up online.
Simple Step-by-Step Flow
We made our courses very simple to follow. You start at unit 1, watch a video, take a quiz, do some reading and submit an assignment, then you move on to unit 2, which follows the same process. When you’ve completed all the units, your final appears and you’re then able to take the final exam. Many students that have taken online courses elsewhere have told us they really appreciate this simple step-by-step flow. It’s not difficult to see where you are and what you need to do next—once you’ve completed a step, you can see that it’s been checked off.
SVHS accredited by AdvancED, the largest community of education professionals in the world. AdvancED is the trusted partner to 34,000 educational institutions—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.
AdvancED, was established in 2006 when the Board of Directors of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and the Board of Trustees of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) made a unanimous decision to unify their respective organizations. The National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE) also joined the unification. In 2012, the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) joined AdvancED as the third accreditation division.
in 2018, Silicon Valley High School was approved by NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
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Yes, you can enroll now, but because our courses are all available 24×7, 365 days a year, you can sign up whenever you like. There are no deadlines.
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