Frequently Asked Questions


How is American Royal High School different from ordinary high schools?

American Royal High School offers an education to any adult who wants to earn an authentic high school diploma online. You take courses on your own time and will have a teacher you can reach by phone or email whenever you need to ask a question. Our Learning Management System lets you get your books, exams, and quizzes all at the click of a button. We are an approved Private School by the Florida Department of Education. The key difference between us and a regular private school is that we are an approved distance learning high school. That distance learning designation means that your classroom is your home or anywhere that you have an internet connection.

What makes American Royal a high school for adults specifically?

Most of our students are adults returning to the educational system, some after being away for many years. There are a million valid reasons for not finishing high school. Maybe you had to take care of your family, maybe you got sick, or maybe you had to leave the country. Whatever your reason for not completing high school is you can find your place at ARHS. We designed the school to make it as easy as possible for adults to re-enter a high school diploma program. Our courses are more relevant to an adult’s experience and the material is designed to appeal to a more mature audience. We touch on topics that would not be discussed in a regular high school situation and ask our students to bring their unique experiences with them into the classroom.

Can I finish and graduate from high school completely online?

Absolutely! American Royal High School is a privately licensed school, approved by the Florida State Board of Education. We are also recognized nationally and internationally as any other traditional private high school would be. What that means for you is that American Royal High School is licensed to educate students in the way the Florida State Board of Education has determined. We adhere to specific standards like any other traditional high school, and at the end of the program, after a student completes the credits they need, we are authorized by the Florida State Board of Education to grant a high school diploma.


I completed some high school already. Can I transfer my credits?

Yes. Check out our credit transfer page for more information on this.

How do I know if a online school is right for me?

People who choose to go to high school online must be motivated, self-starters. Going to school online means that you’ll have to organize your time and keep track of your assignments on your own. As long as you’re willing to do the work then you should have no problem succeeding in an online environment.

How do I get started?

It’s simple. Click the Enroll Now button or call us at and we’ll help you take care of all the details.

How am I graded?

Our Learning Management System handles all that for you. Your unique student dashboard will have the entire curriculum you need to study all of your assignments, homework, exams, and quizzes can be found there. Your progress and grades on assignments can be found on your dashboard as well. You’ll be on a grading scale that will grade your final examination between an A and an F, just as in a regular high school. There are no pass-fail courses and you need to achieve at least a C in order to get credit towards your diploma. Once you decide you’re ready to take the final examination, the grade on the final will be your grade for the course. The Florida State Board of Education has a strict set of rules and guidelines that we need to follow in order for your diploma to be recognized and accepted as valid with employers and college admissions departments. You should be able to pass the final examination the first time. There are many practice exams that are not graded that will help you prepare for the final and, as we’ve said, there are lots of people who can help you understand whatever you are studying.

How many credits do I need to complete to earn my Diploma?

American Royal High School follows the state of Florida guidelines concerning courses selection and graduation prerequisites. The following is a list of the state requirements for graduation (Twenty-two credits).

English ———————-4.00
Mathematics —————4.00
Science ———————4.00
Social Studies ————-4.00
Electives ——————-6.00

Check out our curriculum page for more details


Why isn’t the ARHS program free like a regular high school?

American Royal High School is a privately licensed school and receives all of its funding from student tuition. Normal high schools are subsidized by local tax money which makes them virtually free to students.

How does ARHS keep its tuition affordable?

A: We can provide high-quality education at affordable prices because we are a completely online high school. We don’t have a physical school building to maintain and all our class materials are virtual. We pass the savings that we get from our efficient digital model on to our students in the form of low-cost tuition.

What kind of financing is available for me?

There are several payment plans to suit every budget. Check out our tuition page for more details.

Will I need to buy any textbooks or supplies after I enroll?

There are several payment plans to suit every budget. Check out our tuition page for more details.


What kinds of students enroll at American Royal High School?

American Royal High School students are from all over the world, some wish to dual enroll and expedite their graduation, some are looking for credit recovery, and some are adults learners who never finished high school. Our students come from all walks of life, but have one thing in common; they want to complete their high school education and earn a diploma.

Do you have to be a Florida resident to take American Royal High School classes?

You can live anywhere, the key is that the diploma is actually granted in Florida but that does not mean you can’t be a student from another state. For that matter, you can be in a foreign country. Anyone anywhere can attend American Royal High School as a “virtual” student and graduate with a real high school diploma.

It’s been awhile since I was in school. If I need help will I be able to get it?

A: Absolutely! We’re always here to help you. If you need something explained, or if you want to discuss a subject, call or send an email to your teacher. If you have any other questions about anything, please feel free to call us at or send an email message to:


Will my diploma be accredited?

American Royal High School is approved and accredited by the Florida State Board of Education. Florida high schools are some of the finest in the U.S. with high academic standards. We meet and exceed the standards set forth by the Florida State Board of Education. You can be assured that an American Royal High School Diploma will carry the same recognition as any high school diploma from the State of Florida.

Is my Florida State Board of Education High School Diploma recognized in the US and with colleges?

We have satisfied graduates in every state of the country. They have used their American Royal High School Diploma to get into schools across the USA and the World. Their American Royal High School Diploma has helped them get better jobs inside their company or find a new job that they might have been unable to get before. The Florida State Board of Education approves only those schools that meet or exceed very specific academic standards.

Will my high school diploma help me to get into college or find higher paying jobs?

Your High School Diploma is like a badge of honor. It says that you have the basic skills needed to be successful, the ability to learn, meet challenges and see things through until the end. A High School Diploma is not a guarantee of a better job or admissions to a college, but the lack of one is definitely a barrier to those things. Also, you will receive grades for your work and a transcript so you can prove how well you did. With help from American Royal High School teachers and school counselors and some hard work on your part, you can graduate with your diploma in no time. It’s no different from when you were in school the better the grades, the better your opportunities.