There are several reasons why students may fail a class resulting in them falling behind. Falling short of the required number of credits due to excessive absence, inability to keep pace with the rest of the class, problems at home and learning disabilities are only a few of the reasons that prevent students from graduating. However, with Credit Recovery courses, students can now make good on their credit score by enrolling for extra classes.
Credit Recovery programs are designed to include different strategies that can be customized to suit each student’s individual needs. Since no two students have the same capabilities, they are focused on tailoring course material to maximise learning and improve retention. The most familiar form of delivering Credit Recovery programs is via summer school programs. Traditionally, students could take Credit Recovery courses during regular school hours, after school, during vacation breaks or during the summer.
But with online schools offering Credit Recovery programs, students now have many more options to make good on their credit score. Online platforms that help students work with a variety of learning styles, creativity, and communication skills.
Given today’s level of competition in the job market combined with increasing globalization, a high school diploma is no longer sufficient. However, it is the first step toward building a strong, secure foundation for our children. Graduating high school is imperative for those seeking to go on to college or even apply for a decent, well-paying job.
Students need to understand the importance of having a high school diploma. As teachers and parents, it is our responsibility to ensure that they understand just how important a high school diploma can be. Not only will such programs prepare our children but they will also go a long way in reducing high school dropout rates – an alarming phenomenon that can have catastrophic, cascading effects.
Students need to approach online learning with a whole new mindset. Online courses are much more than a way to recover credits. They offer you a whole new platform with new learning methodologies. These modern methods optimise learning processes and maximise retention, thereby helping students improve their overall learning process.
There are several benefits associated with online Credit Recovery programs –
• High degree of flexibility
• Tailored course content
• Improved retention
• Easier synchronization of time schedules
• Overcome geographical limitations – greater access to teaching faculty
• Speed up the process of delivering results and feedback
• Optimization of timelines and focus of curriculum
• Economically viable solutions
At Forest Trail Academy, we offer our courses to students on an individual basis via both online learning and correspondence (books). While both programs offer academic records, we simply provide these courses individually outside of our full-time program.
Forest Trail Academy is registered with the Florida Department of Education and is fully accredited by the MSA-CESS and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation programs and School Improvement (SACS CASI). These affiliations mean our courses are transferable to other schools nationwide from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
While the full-time K-12th grade programs (4 to 6 credits/classes) are still the best option both academically and financially for most families, we recognize that there may be good reasons why a student may wish to take only a course or two with us – credit recovery, summer school, accelerated credits, electives, foreign languages, etc. However, students taking individual courses with Forest Trail Academy who are not enrolled in our full-time or diploma program are not eligible to graduate from Forest Trail Academy or receive a high school diploma.
Students in twelfth (12th) grade must complete 25% of their courses at Forest Trail Academy in order to attain a high school diploma.
Students who wish to enroll for our individual courses should seek approval from their public/private school.
Generally we allow up to two (2) courses of individual credits per semester.