CHS Executive Profile

Our Background

Citizens High School was established in 1981 and has made it’s name as a distinguished online private high school in the United States. With students represented in 53 states and territories and 62 countries, and over 25,000 alumni, CHS prides itself with offering pathways for students of any background or age. 

Citizens High School is a registered private high school under the Florida Department of Education and is an accredited institution. 

Our Leadership

Dr. James Etter

CEO, Founder American Military University, American Public University

Jessica Cavallaro

Chief Academic Officer


Diploma for College

24 Credit Diploma

College preparation diploma for students preparing for the major and college of their choice.

Diploma Requirements:

  • 4 English
  • 4 Math
  • 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies
  • 10 Electives
    • 1 Physical Education (Recommended)
    • 1 Fine Arts (Recommended)
    • 2 Foreign Language (Recommended)

Diploma for Career

18 Credit Diploma

Career diploma for students preparing for the workforce

Diploma Requirements:

  • 4 English
  • 2 Math
  • 1 Science
  • 1 Life Skills
  • 1 Social Studies
  • 1 Parenting or Career Skills
  • 8 Electives

Online & Paper Based Diploma Programs

Over 200 Core and Elective Courses

Faculty with Subject Matter Experience

Canvas Learning Management System

Our Students

Faculty to Student Ratio

Retention Rate
30-day timeframe

Student Satisfaction Rate

International Students 27.6%

Ex-Pat Students

U.S. Students

School Rating

ACT/SAT Average

Our High School Online Courses are Fully-Accredited

We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 

Citizens High School is Accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools.

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We have been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission for nearly 40 years.

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CHEA is a private, nonprofit organization that coordinates accreditation in the United States.

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We are a registered  private high school in compliance with Florida Department of Education state standards.

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Online High School Options

Whether you need a full course path to get an accredited High School diploma, or just want to take some Individual Courses, we have exactly  what you need.  

Diploma for a
Better Job

Tired of the same old dead end jobs?  Finally graduate and move  on up!

CHS Espanol Academy
Diploma to Get
Into College

Prepare yourself  for the next step in your academic journey with our 24 credit hour diploma track . 

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Browse our catalog to see over 100 exciting courses you can take for credit  or for fun!

Individual Courses

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