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Mission and Accreditation

Read our Mission Statement and learn about the important accreditation GWUOHS has earned.

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

The vision is to create a premier online high school designed with one goal in mind: to provide a personal educational experience that prepares students for success in high school, college, and life.

Accreditation: Your Assurance of Academic Excellence

Accreditation is an official endorsement of academic and operational excellence. Accrediting bodies provide official review of school policies, procedures, academic and faculty expertise, course content and rigor, and school environment. GWUOHS has met specific requirements and documentation of competence and expertise in these academic and operational areas, as identified by the education world and each authorizing entity. Accreditation provides assurance that coursework through GWUOHS is valid, recognized, and transferable.

The George Washington University Online High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Our parents and students have the right to expect that our school provides a high-quality education endorsed by the education world. As an accredited school, GWUOHS offers courses and a U.S. diploma accepted by schools, colleges, universities, and employers across the globe.

In addition, the school is a National Honor Society Charter.

Information for Student Athletes

Student athletes can visit the NCAA website for information on NCAA eligibility and approved courses. Please use CEEB code 471066 when looking for approved GWUOHS courses. Additional questions can be directed to the student's school counselor.

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