Message From the CEO of Citizens High School

A New Arrangement for Learning at The High School Level.

Citizens High School is a virtual, online, high school system.  Any student in a public, private or homeschool can tap into CHS’s online, accredited high school with an omnidirectional learning platform that offers each learner their choice of over 150 courses.

At CHS, our mission is to provide a quality high school diploma through distance education with a well rounded academic foundation, leading to social and economic mobility.   At CHS, we help students reach their education goal while they are attending their local high school, homeschool or if you choose to be a full-time or part-time student with CHS.  At CHS it’s your choice to augment your education and set your own goals and move through our self-paced courses.

There is no one size fits all education.  At CHS  your education takes its shape in relationship to your educational needs. That means you can take traditional 16-week online courses or set your own pace for course completion from 4, 8, or 16 weeks or even tap into our 1 year directed study and directed reading courses that you and your teacher design.  It’s all about educational choices that you and your parents can design.

I know this short message cannot present the specific solution you are seeking to your educational needs.  However, I invite you to take a deep dive into CHS’s educational offerings and explore the power of omnidirectional learning system.

Good Luck and Happy Learning,

Jim Etter

Dr. James P. Etter, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovator for Your Educational Needs

Dr. Etter is the founder of American Military University, American Public University, and the American Public University System (“APUS”).  Dr. Etter started the University in his basement in Stafford, Virginia in 1993 with 18 students, and shepherded its development through its initial accreditation with the Distance Education and Training Council in 1995 and further accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the Northern Central Association in 2004.  APUS is currently a public traded company (NASDAQ: APEI) with over 120,000 students majoring in over 80 degree programs.  Dr. Etter was President and Chairman of the APUS Board from 1991 until 2004, when Dr. Etter left APUS.

Prior to founding APUS, Dr. Etter was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps (“USMC”).  Highlights of his military operations include a combat tour of service in the Vietnam War and several tours of duty as a Naval Flight Officer.  Mr. Etter has participated in a number of military education and training programs, is a graduate of the Naval Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun), and served as primary instructor at the USMC Amphibious Warfare School.  

Dr. Etter holds an honorary doctorate from American Military University, an M.A. in History from George Mason University and a B.A. in History from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a graduate of the United States Naval War College and the USMC Amphibious Warfare School.

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