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Dual Diploma Online

Top 10 Program Advantages

The Dual Diploma Program has many advantages for participating high schools. The Program allows high schools to add a valuable program to their school curriculum that adds prestige to their school and gives students the opportunity to attend a United States university. It also has the following benefits:

  1. Receive a U.S. high school diploma from a prestigious private school from the state of Maryland

  2. Eliminate entrance exams including the TOEFL to get accepted to U.S. universities

  3. Take U.S. high school courses developed by Pearson Education for your future career path

  4. Accessible from anywhere in the world, all you need is a computer and access to the internet

  5. Courses are flexible and aligned with the student's country's curriculum.  

  6. Take Advanced Placement courses and receive college credit to attend a U.S. university

  7. Personalized College Counselling: the Academic Counselor ensures that the student has all the requirements for admission to their preferred US university and career path

  8. Letters of recommendation from the Academic Counselor and teachers

  9. Collaborate with other students from the U.S. and around the world

  10. Apply to the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, and the National Math Honor Society

In addition to earning credit through the virtual school curriculum, international students will have the opportunity to improve English language and cultural competency, collaborate with other students from the U.S. and around the world, participate in face-to-face exchange programs, and earn college credit in AP courses. 

Students can also take individual classes such as College Prep with ACT, SAT, Game Design, Introduction to Computers and Information Technology, Web Design, 3-D Computer modeling, Java Programming, Spanish, German, Japanese, English and Spanish.

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About International Connections Academy Online Private School

 International Connections Academy (iNaCA) is a K–12 online private school that students attend from home. iNaCA brings a fully accredited U.S. education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in world. At iNaCA, the teacher uses award-winning curriculum and works with the parent or Learning Coach to personalize the student’s learning and achieve the best possible results. Students benefit from the proven program, curriculum, and resources developed by Pearson’s Online & Blended Learning experts. 

A Closer Look at Online Private Schooling with International Connections Academy

International Connections Academy's college prep curriculum brings learning to life with engaging technology, clubs and activities, and over 100 courses to choose from. The teamwork of the Learning Coach and International Connections Academy teachers provide a quality experience that prepare students for success.

The Online School Experience

Learning about online school starts with the school experience itself. We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. Through our full-time virtual school, individual courses, or summer school programs, International Connections Academy helps online students build on their unique strengths and interests in a setting that is both safe and connected to a larger community of global learners.
Below are a few of the driving forces behind our proven approach to learning:

Outstanding Curriculum

At iNaCA, online private school students receive a great online education at an affordable price. Our virtual school courses meet or exceed U.S. standards, as well as those set by leading educational organizations. They integrate the best texts, materials, and resources available to create a curriculum that keeps students engaged in new and creative ways. And our exclusive College Acceleration Program enables students to earn college credits and reduce college tuition costs.

Exceptional Teachers

Caring, professional teachers are the foundation of the International Connections Academy experience. They are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Teachers from all across the United States are drawn to our virtual school because they care about kids and believe that personalized one-on-one instruction really works.

iNaCA teachers can personalize lessons and coursework to ensure that each student receives the right degree of challenge and support. They continually monitor student participation and performance and provide important timely feedback.

Individual Attention

Every virtual k12 private school student has unique abilities, and all students perform better when they receive individual attention in a nurturing learning environment. These guiding principles are the foundation of iNaCA’s Personalized Performance Learning® approach. Using this method, teachers get to know a student’s learning style, skills, and interests so they can customize instruction to provide the student the best opportunity to excel. This approach also allows students to accelerate learning in areas of strength or receive extra attention in areas requiring additional attention.

Easy-to-Use Technology

International Connections Academy’s user-friendly system, Connexus®, lets online school students access a welcoming and collaborative learning experience anywhere they have an Internet connection. Parents love how easy it is to schedule lessons and access grades, too!

Students benefit from periodic live online sessions provided by their teachers as needed, based on course content and the learning needs of the student. By typing or speaking into a microphone, students can ask and answer questions in real time. They can use on-screen tools, join in class discussions, and work with other students in small-group sessions. Teachers also use this powerful technology, sometimes with web cameras, to hold virtual office hours or meet with students for personalized one-on-one instructional support.

Socialization, Community, and Friendships

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students meet regularly in online LiveLesson® sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. Our nearly 25 clubs and activities encourage students to pursue their interests, sharpen their skills, and meet new friends. And the scheduling flexibility of the program enables virtual private students to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities in their own communities. 81% of graduates from the Class of 2017 who participated in an Advanced Placement® course scored a 3 or high, 35% greater than the global average!
* AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

University Preparation

iNaCA graduating seniors are accepted to some of America’s finest colleges and universities, such as Brown University, Cornell University, New York University, University of California Berkeley, University of Southern California, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale University. In addition to the United States, graduates represented the countries of Vietnam, India, Denmark, El Salvador, Mexico, Pakistan and several others. 

Students can prepare for college by enrolling in the College Prep with ACT/SAT courses, which utilize online resources from Schmoop and the College Board/Khan Academy. Students can take several practice tests and use Teachlet® tutorials devoted to other critical aspects of the college application process, including writing effective personal essays and understanding the financial aid process.

iNaCA has chapters in the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, and the National Math Honor Society. The STEM Club helps prepare students proficient in science, technology, engineering, and math to take on tomorrow’s global challenges. Other opportunities include the iNaCA Student Council and a weekly school news program recorded by students.