ISHS in The News

Virtual High School Earns Accreditation As Alternative Route to Diploma

Although there are no hallways with lockers, homecoming festivities or graduation ceremonies, the University of Mississippi's online Independent Study High School is recognized as a legitimate alternative program for earning a diploma.

Officials from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Council on Accreditation and School Improvement announced Tuesday that the program has earned full accreditation. Full Story at the UM Newsdesk

 

The University of Mississippi Independent Study High School

is a virtual high school delivering a comprehensive high school academic experience that can complement offerings in local districts or provide courses leading to an UM-ISHS diploma.

For Schools

Public and private high schools and adult or community learning centers use UM-ISHS to:

  • satisfy the educational needs of students
  • meet their obligations
  • enrich their course offerings

UM-ISHS offers:

  • core courses in all major curriculum areas
  • special or low-enrollment courses
  • courses needed for college entrance
  • elective courses to meet the needs of students with a wide range of interests
  • basic courses for special-needs students
  • advanced courses for accelerated students

For Students

The UM-Independent Study High School provides opportunities for students in various circumstances to meet their educational needs. Students come to us because they:

  • are unable to attend a local school because they live in isolated areas
  • are in countries outside the United States and are without access to an accredited high school diploma program from a school in the United States
  • have dropped out of school but want to continue their education and earn a high school diploma
  • have difficulty coping with time and place restrictions of a classroom and want to proceed at their own pace
  • cannot attend a local school because they are homebound
  • want to accelerate their high school progress
  • need basic instruction to improve their skills
  • want a quality education in a home-school setting