In the Fall of 2010, we opened our “digital doors” to seven students living in a small village in the north of Spain.
These students from Soria, Spain were the first to enroll in our Dual Diploma program, a fully accredited high school virtual program that allows students throughout the world to earn a U.S. high school diploma while simultaneously earning their home country’s credential. By the time the inaugural class of students graduated in July of 2012, the Dual Diploma program had spread throughout Spain—from Madrid to Barcelona to Sevilla and everywhere in between—and even expanded into Argentina.
In the Fall of 2013, we also began serving students in Italy. Since that time, we have grown our program into Venezuela, Ecuador, Guatemala, Chile, Mexico, France, and will continue growing into a number of other territories.
The success of the program has been due, in large part, to its unique balance of instructional support and student autonomy. From the earliest outset, the program has sought to provide international students with the critical tools necessary to become self-directed life-long learners while ensuring that they are supported at every step along the way.