Parent Orientation & Resources for Online High School

Parent involvement and student achievement go hand in hand at Citizens High School, so we make it easy for you to be actively involved in your student’s education. This parent orientation provides guidance and gives you a more accurate picture of what your student’s learning experience will be like. It offers a glimpse of Citizens High School, which will play a defining role in your student’s life for the next three or four years, and in that sense, is as important to you as it is to your student.

Our comprehensive parent orientation program has been designed to offer you invaluable guidance, granting you a more comprehensive understanding of your student’s upcoming educational voyage. This orientation provides a glimpse into the world of Citizens High School, a pivotal institution that will significantly shape your student’s life over the next three to four years. Notably, its significance to you as a parent is just as profound as it is to your student.

Becoming familiar with the CHS way of learning will make it easier for you to understand some of the challenges, rules and academic demands and will be of practical value to you as a parent.

Facilitating Your Student's Success at Citizens High School

WHAT YOU CAN DO to Help Your Student Succeed at Citizens High School

Engaging in your student’s journey at Citizens High School involves several proactive steps:

  1. Complete the Parent Orientation: By participating in the parent orientation, you will immerse yourself in the ethos of CHS, comprehending its distinctive approach and values.
  2. Familiarize Yourself with the Parent-Student Handbook: Equipping yourself with this handbook will provide insights into the policies and expectations that shape the CHS experience.
  3. Activate the Parent Mobile App and Monitor Progress: Utilizing the Parent Mobile App offers you real-time updates on your student’s progress, ensuring you remain well-informed about their academic journey.
  4. Support Study Habits and Organization: Your involvement in guiding your student’s study habits and organizational skills can significantly impact their overall academic performance.
  5. Daily Communication: Regular conversations with your student underline the significance of their school experiences, reinforcing their sense of purpose in their educational pursuits.
  6. Explore Frequently Asked Questions: Gain insights from frequently asked questions posed by parents who share similar concerns and queries.

YES! Citizens High School is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission  and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS). DEAC and MSA-CESS are recognized as accrediting agencies by the U.S. Department of Education. For details click here. 

YES! As a parent or guardian of a student under the age of 18, you will have full access to your child’s online account at Citizens High School.

YES! As a parent or guardian of a student under the age of 18, you can your online account or the Parent Mobile App to view assignments, exams and grades; and communicate with their teachers.

YES! CHS accepts credits from other accredited high schools and homeschool curricula. For details on how to transfer credits from previous schools or a homeschool program, click here. 

YES! The United States Military accepts diplomas from online high schools as long as the schools are fully accredited, like CHS. 

Parent Testimonial

We didn’t know what to expect from an online high school. I didn’t know if it would be easy to get in touch with the teachers. It was. It was so easy. The communication was stellar all the way through.

Holly Mathis, Parent at Citizens High School

A Glimpse into Your Student's Journey at Citizens High School

What YOU Can Expect for Your Student at Citizens High School

Your child’s enrollment at Citizens High School promises a rich array of benefits:

  • Accredited Excellence: Our institution boasts full accreditation, guaranteeing a top-notch educational experience that adheres to rigorous standards.
  • Flexible Learning: Our adaptive learning model allows customization, enabling your child to learn at their optimal pace.
  • Diverse Course Offerings: A broad spectrum of courses caters to your child’s unique interests, setting them on a trajectory toward graduation.
  • Expert Faculty: Our experienced faculty not only instructs but also mentor your child, ensuring their success throughout their academic journey.
  • Globally Recognized Diploma: Upon graduation, your child will earn a diploma acknowledged by educational institutions worldwide.
  • Safety and Well-being: Your child will be shielded from issues like school violence, bullying, and health hazards, creating a conducive learning environment.


In conclusion, at Citizens High School, we acknowledge the paramount importance of your involvement in your student’s education. Our parent orientation program equips you to navigate the academic journey alongside your child while also introducing you to the unique offerings that define our institution. As you partner with us, you contribute significantly to your student’s success, ensuring they embark on a transformative learning voyage. Should you require further clarification, our team is readily available to assist you through various communication channels.

Canvas Parent Monitoring App

Manage your student’s academic progress in Citizens High School with the Canvas Parent Mobile App. View student assignments and current grades at any time from the App once you have installed it on your device. This video walks you through how it works. 

How to Monitor Your Student’s Progress

  • Navigating the CHS Student Information System – Genius
  • Navigating the CHS Learning Management System – Canvas

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