The American Academy Receives Approval as Online Program Provider by Washington Digital Learning Department
SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) - The American Academy, a leading online
high school and educational services provider, has been designated an
approved Online Program Provider by the Washington Digital Learning
Department. This important designation demonstrates that the Dropout
Recovery program offered by TAA satisfies Washington state requirements per
SSB 5410 and WAC 392-502, and allows school districts partnering with TAA
to receive state funding for participating students.
The approved providers list and a link to a full program description are
available on the OSPI web site at:
"The American Academy is pleased to receive this important designation for
our Dropout Recovery program," stated TAA Chief Academic Officer, Rebekah
Richards. "We look forward to partnering with school districts throughout
the state of Washington to bring dropped out students back to school and
back on track for graduation."
The innovative Dropout Recovery Program offered by The American Academy is
a turnkey, proven online solution that includes student recruitment,
curriculum and instruction, student laptops, local case management, and
student mentoring. There is no risk to the school district, and the
program can be launched with no budget impact. The program is accredited
by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and all 200+ courses in
the program are taught by Washington-licensed teachers.
The program is already successfully recovering dropouts in Washington.
Deborah O'Brien, Principal of Ritzville High School said, "As a small
school district with limited resources, we are thrilled that the TAA
program is successfully serving students we could not reach with our
Recently joining The American Academy to partner with school districts
throughout the state is Roger Nakamura, Learning Solutions Specialist. A
native Washingtonian, Roger has worked with school districts across the
state for many years to help them utilize technology to increase
effectiveness and student achievement. "We are thrilled to have Roger join
our team. His deep understanding of the needs and concerns of school
districts in Washington will help expand our reach and ultimately make a
difference for more students in the state," stated Ms. Richards.
About The American Academy
The American Academy is an online high school and educational services
provider with students in 43 states and 8 countries. The school has earned
full regional accreditation from the Northwest Association of Accredited
Schools, and offers more than 200 online courses, all supported by
Washington state-licensed teachers. The American Academy offers an
innovative technology, curriculum and services platform that allows brick
and mortar schools to rapidly deploy online learning solutions for dropout
and credit recovery. For more information, visit www.NoDropouts.com.
Contact Information: Contact:
Director of Marketing
The American Academy