Blue Ridge International Academy

Blue Ridge International Academy, the virtual school division of EdOptions, is a fully accredited online high school that offers curriculum, certified teachers, and diplomas to schools and students who need flexible learning options. Blue Ridge is served by the web-based EdOptions Stars Suite delivery system, which includes 47 middle and high school courses, as well as options for increasing skill levels for high school entry, GED, and test preparation. Both remedial and honors courses are available to Blue Ridge students.

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Fee Structure: By the course or by the year
Tuition Cost: $390 per full credit course/$1,995 per year
Student Type: Only teens
Program Type: Semester-based
Offers Diploma: Yes
Year Founded: 2006
Accredited: Yes
Accreditation: Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA)

About Blue Ridge International Academy

Blue Ridge has a wide variety of courses and delivery modes to meet the specific needs of a range of students, from those who need extra help and credit recovery, to those who want to take additional courses and accelerate their studies. Based upon the results of a pre-assessment, a prescriptive course of study can be created for each student that includes only the material that the student is yet to master. Blue Ridge’s rigorous curriculum and individualized education experience enable students to complete coursework ahead of schedule and accelerate their academic progress.

Blue Ridge teachers are certified in their area of specialization and have at least three years of classroom experience. Educators work closely with students and parents, communicating regularly through the Stars Suite e-mail system. Guidance counselors work with teachers and other staff to provide comprehensive services, including transcript analysis, course selection advisement, and graduation coaching.

Blue Ridge International Academy Accreditation

Blue Ridge International Academy is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Blue Ridge International Academy Programs

Blue Ridge students can work towards a diploma or individual credits. In order to receive a Blue Ridge diploma, students must earn 21 credits. Students must take at least four full credits at Blue Ridge to earn a Blue Ridge diploma. Each student is allowed 9 weeks to complete a semester-long course. This requires students to complete an average of two or three submissions per week to stay on track. Prior to registering for courses, diploma-seeking students will receive an explanation of graduation requirements from a Blue Ridge guidance counselor. Students have four years from the time of enrollment to meet these requirements and complete their graduation program.

Blue Ridge International Academy Admissions

Application for admission to Blue Ridge takes place online. Students may begin classes within a week of acceptance. For more information on the school’s admission requirements, contact Blue Ridge directly.

Contact Person: Gregory C. Eckles
Toll-free Number: 866-243-7460
Fax: 703-248-0704

Blue Ridge International Academy Tuition Cost

Blue Ridge offers two payment options. Students may pay tuition as they progress at a rate of $195 per half credit course or $390 per full credit. Alternately, diploma-seeking students can choose to complete 8 full courses in a calendar year for $1,995 (paid in quarterly installments of $500).

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