Earn an Accredited High School Diploma Online

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Online High School Program Overview

Acellus Academy’s high school program allows students to graduate with a diploma from an accredited online school. Each student has access to self-paced courses, engaging video lessons, and personalized instruction. Acellus Academy offers two different graduation pathways: standard and honors.

To meet Acellus Academy’s graduation requirements, students can select from an expansive list of courses. In addition to core subjects, like math, language arts, and science, students can select electives that they find interesting, which allows them to experiment with subjects tailored to specific career fields.

Before selecting classes, high school students can create a high school education plan, which accounts for the student’s unique interests and potential career options. Since there are numerous courses available to high school students, this provides direction and recommendations to help students achieve their goals.

Acellus Academy’s online high school prepares students for success after graduation. Whether they choose to attend college or pursue a career, Acellus Academy graduates will be competitive with their peers.


Standard Pathway
This pathway is recommended for students that plan to attend a community college, join the military, or enter the workforce after high school.
Honors Pathway
This pathway provides a more rigorous program of study and is recommended for students who plan to apply to competitive four-year colleges.
– English Language Arts (4.0 credits)
– History / Social Studies (4.0 credits)
– Mathematics (3.0 credits)
– Science (3.0 credits)
– Fine Arts (1.0 credit)
– Health and P.E. (1.0 credit)
– Practical Arts (1.0 credit)
– Electives (7.0 credits)
Total: 24 credits
– English Language Arts (4.0 credits)
– History / Social Studies (4.0 credits)
– Mathematics (4.0 credits)
– Science (3.0 credits)
– Fine Arts (1.0 credit)
– Language Other Than English (2.0 credits)
– Health and P.E. (1.0 credit)
– Practical Arts (1.0 credit)
– Electives (6.0 credits)
Total: 26 credits (Min. GPA: 3.0)

Approved AP Courses

Acellus Academy Advanced Placement (AP) courses have been audited and approved by the College Board. For a listing of approved courses, please select the option below.

AP Course Ledger

NCAA Approved Courses

Acellus Academy core courses have been reviewed and approved by NCAA. For a listing of eligible Acellus Academy courses, please visit the NCAA Eligibility Center.

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Accredited by WASC

Acellus Academy is Fully Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges – a regional accreditation agency.

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High School Course Catalog

Self-Paced Courses

Each course is self-paced, allowing students to spend extra time when needed to master each lesson concept. Families have the flexibility to plan and adjust study times to fit their schedule.

Student Experience

Year-round Enrollment

Students may enroll in Acellus Academy at any time during the year. After creating a High School Education Plan, students will start at the beginning of each course and begin making their way toward graduation.

Admissions Process

Credit Recovery

Courses may be taken for credit recovery by students who didn’t pass a course on their first attempt. Acellus courses are designed to find and fill learning gaps to help students earn a passing grade.

Program Details

What makes Acellus Academy courses so effective?


Prism Diagnostics: A Breakthrough in Online Learning

Acellus Academy courses integrate Prism Diagnostics®, an innovative technology that identifies holes in each student’s background knowledge. When the system identifies one of these deficiencies, custom personal instruction is provided to fill the gap in the student’s understanding. As a result, students receive their own custom version of each course, which is tuned to their specific needs and level.


Engaging Video Lessons that Bring Each Subject to Life

Acellus Academy integrates professionally filmed videos into online coursework to spark the interest of each student for any given subject. Acellus works with some of the most qualified teachers in the country to create engaging footage to make Acellus Academy’s online curriculum relevant for students. These captivating videos, combined with talented teachers and interactive course materials, provide an online school experience that inspires a love for learning.

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Read the stories below to see how Acellus Academy transforms learning for students.


– Virginia

“I would like to thank Acellus Academy for all their hard work by bringing a program that is not just easy for the students but for the parents as well. We discovered Acellus after using public and private schools, and three different homeschool curriculums.

After being frustrated over homeschool products that tried the all day transitional approach. I researched and found Acellus with it’s swiss cheese approach. I began reading how the curriculum was paced and adjusted to my children. I did not believe it at first. However as I listen and viewed the information on the website I said it worth a try. The lessons got to the point and the children was less burden with busy work. The add bonus was Acullus let me check on them using my app without asking. Also, if they needed help I can see where I needed to focus help. As far as homeschool I am in Virginia. After I gave the Board of Education Acellus’s accreditation, I no longer had to provide testing each year. They counted my children as private school. This was cost and time saving.

Now my daughter did well on her ACT and was accepted by 4 schools in 3 different states. Alana will start at Regent University August 2019 with over 10k in scholarships! My son is right behind her and is expected to graduate 2020! Thank you again for this wonderful program.

As far as applying for school was easy. Most schools have an email to send official transcripts. Just call and ask for their official email and send it through the parent portal. Because she was at home and was an online student, her schools saw her as a self starter. She recieved a merit award for grades.”



– Hawaii

“I wanted to share with you a recent success my daughter has had thanks to being part of the Acellus program.

My daughter, Mei is 14. She was previously enrolled in a public charter school and has an IEP for social/emotional challenges. Most recently, since pulling her out of that school and having her privately tested we have learned that her challenges stem from SPD and HF Autism.

At the time that she was attending the charter school her assessments placed her at a year below grade level for Writing and 2 years below grade level for Math.

Since starting Acellus Mei has excelled – taking course after course. She loves going to the “Browse Acellus Courses” page and looking at what she can take next and setting goals.

She is now a Junior in high school after just 2 years with Acellus – starting in the 7th grade.

She always loves that her progress report tells her how many lessons she has left as that feature really helps her feel successful.

Her IEP team is currently working on returning Mei to a public school placement so to determine her next step she recently, Mei took the Acuplacer assessments at our local community college to be able to be apart of the Running Start program for Early Admit and Dual Credit Enrollment.

Amazingly, Mei scored a 4/5 on the Writing Test and a 243 out of 300 on the Math test. She is according to her scores able to take any credit bearing course at the college that she would like to take.

However, with all of the confidence she has gained through Acellus – her response was ‘I think I’d like to take the writing assessments – I know that I can do better and Mom – I was so nervous taking the Math – I just looked at the screen and froze but then I heard all my Acellus teachers telling me to slow down and I took a breathe and Mom – I knew how to do almost every problem.’

This was an incredible feat – because she relies heavily on multiple types of only calculators while doing her Acellus work and during the test didn’t have access to them!

When people meet her and find our her grade level and age they ask her if she is a genius or something or if she skipped all those grades – Her response? She just smiles at them and says ‘No, I put in the hours, did the work, worked hard and earned the grade level I am in.’

I can’t thank you enough for offering courses that have supported my daughter’s learning and the development of the confidence that she has today!”



– Rhode Island

“My son, Philip, received his high school diploma (one year ahead of his peers) through Acellus Academy in September 2018.

He took his ASVAB (military) test in October 2018. He scored well enough to select “combat medic” as his Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) On January 2, 2019, He shipped to Fort Jackson, South Carolina for boot camp.

On the day you sent me this email regarding Acellus graduation, he was actually walking across Hilton Field, Fort Jackson, for his Boot Camp Graduation, and is now at his new location for his Advance Individual Training (AIT) and will be studying to become a combat medic.

Thank you so much, Acellus Academy, for providing my son with the option to work on his high school diploma doing it his way, at his pace using an excellent curriculum that was very student-friendly.

Many thanks to all departments at Acellus. Everyone I spoke with was very patient and helpful when I needed to make sure that Philip was on track, especially when we needed my son’s Army recruiter to get Philip’s high school transcripts via email.

Thank you again, Acellus Academy, for helping my son follow his dreams!”

Roger Billings Scholarship Program

Inspiring students to understand the importance of education and to set goals for their future

As part of Dr. Roger Billings’ lifelong commitment to supporting education, the Scholarship Program was created as a way to “give back” by supporting students with mentoring guidance and special tuition.


Research shows that students who attend Dr. Billings’ weekly lectures improve academically and develop positive attitudes about their schoolwork. Using examples from his own career and life, Dr. Billings motivates and inspires students to achieve their best and believe that they can make a difference.

Live Broadcast: Wednesdays At 7:00 Pm (CST)


The Roger Billings Scholarship Program covers a significant portion of the tuition expenses to enroll in Acellus Academy.

Regular Tuition Rate


Mentoring Program Scholarship


Reduced Tuition Amount


Who Can Participate

The Scholarship Program is available to all Acellus Academy students. To receive the special tuition rate, students must agree to tune-in to the weekly lecture. Students who have a schedule conflict and are not able to watch live may watch the recorded lecture later in the week.

Create a High School Education Plan

Take the first step toward your future by creating a plan of study for finishing high school online.

Speak to an Admissions Advisor

Call (866) 684-6127 to discuss your student’s needs with an admissions advisor or contact us by email.