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US HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Project-based learning that empowers students to get a head start on college and career.

What is the online US Diploma?

The CGA US Diploma is an online, project-based program that empowers students to take classroom concepts and expand on academic ideas to solve real-world problems and develop digital portfolios that capture their unique talents and vision of the world.

We pride ourselves on providing the perfect mix of project-based, career-focused courses and academic rigor. Students typically graduate with a comprehensive portfolio of project-based work as well as the completion of several AP exams, demonstrating both real-world accomplishment and robust academic achievement.

Our classrooms are engaging and global. Our graduates go on to attend some of the world's most competitive universities.

US Diploma

Curriculum

In every course, students work in an inquiry-based classroom with teachers and peers to expand their knowledge and transfer academic concepts across content areas. Exploring how academics and the world are interconnected gives education a new level of relevance. Throughout a student’s time enrolled in the US Diploma Program they will build portfolios that encourage reflection, and allow them to showcase their mastery of course material.

Sample full-time timetable
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
8 AMEnglishSciencePortfolio WorkBusinessEngineering
9 AMEnglishScienceBusinessEngineering
10 AMHomeworkHomeworkMathAP Psychology
11 AMHomeworkHomeworkMathModel UNAP Psychology
12 PMLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1 PMHomeworkHomeworkHomework
2 PMHomeworkHomeworkHomework
3 PMInvestors ClubSports/FitnessHomeworkSports/FitnessHomeworkHomework
4 PMSports/FitnessSports/FitnessSports/FitnessSports/FitnessSports/Fitness
5 PM
6 PMReligious StudiesReligious Studies
7 PMHomeworkHomework
8 PMHomeroom
9 PMHomeroom

Community and Mentorship

CGA is focused on the holistic development of our students.

We provide a wide range of resources outside the classroom to ensure students explore their interests and pursue their university dreams in a safe environment.

Student Clubs

All students at CGA have access to our faculty-led student clubs, where teams of students work on projects and compete in global-level competitions. Students can participate in the Math Club, Volunteer Club, Investment Club, Web Development Club, 3D Game Development Club or Model UN.

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University counseling

Students at CGA are provided with world-class support in career and university counselling. Students have access to experienced admission experts, as well as industry speakers. The strength of our counseling is clearly reflected by the list of world-class universities where our students have been accepted.

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Community

All students at CGA have access to our robust online community offering a safe and engaging platform for students to network, start and join interest groups, and discover mentorship opportunities.

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Connection

Students foster a connection with each other through virtual study sessions. Students are encouraged to log on and study with peers. Teachers also foster connection outside of classrooms. Students can book 30 minute meetings with their teachers to discuss class content 1:1.

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INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

Speak to an advisor to enroll in our project-based program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of student is a good fit for the program?

Ambitious high school students interested in engineering, entrepreneurship, and applying what they learn in school to real-world problems.

Is the US diploma program accredited?

CGA is happy to share that our high school program will be fully accredited for grades 9 through 12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

What are the program dates?

New classes start in September, January, and June

  • Term 1 - September to December
  • Term 2 - January to May
  • Term 3 - Summer from June to August

Advanced Placement (AP) courses start once per year and run from September to May.

What are the graduation requirements for a US diploma?

Students have the option to earn a Standard Diploma (18 credits), an Accelerated Diploma (18 credits), or an Honors Diploma (24 credits). CGA students should have a personalized approach to their education. We can work with students to find the right diploma path to achieve their goals.

Students must earn a minimum of 18 credits to earn a US diploma. These are further broken down as follows:

  • English (4 credits)
  • Math & Computer Science (4 credits) including 1 credit of Algebra and 1 credit of Geometry
  • Science & Engineering (3 credits) including 2 credits with a lab component
  • Social Studies (3 credits)
  • Electives (4 credits)
What do I get upon completion of the program?

After meeting all the requirements, students receive a graduation diploma from CGA, USA. This diploma is an internationally recognized credential that can be used to apply for universities all over the world.

When can I start classes?

CGA, USA offers three terms. Students can start classes in September, January, or June. AP courses must be started in September as they run from September to May.

Can I earn the diploma at an accelerated pace?

A US Diploma is is an internationally recognized credential. CGA, USA can offer multiple pathways to earning a Diploma. The standard program is designed for 4 years. However, upon discussion with your counselor, some students might be able to complete in a shorter period of time.

Our Diploma Requirements have been designed to meet the Florida Department of Education requirements so that students receive a rigorous college‐prep, yet a balanced education while maintaining the flexibility to meet individual student goals for life after graduation. Student course plans can be adjusted to include more than 18 credits based on the students academic goals.

However, it is important to remember that the CGA, USA graduation requirements might not fulfill certain college entrance requirements. Students must work closely with the School Counselor to ensure they meet the college entrance requirements.

How do I find exam sites?

You do not need to find exam sites. A US Diploma does not require outside examination sites. Students show course competency through a variety of assignments, projects, and online assessments. Students who wish to sit for an AP exam to earn additional college credit will need to find local AP testing sites.