Dual Diploma Educational Program
The Dymatak International Performance Academy (DIPA) dual diploma program allows students to obtain two different high school diplomas by carrying out studies simultaneously at two schools: one in the country where they reside through on-site studies, and the other, American studies, by following a virtual academic course. This permits students to obtain the US high school diploma, which has identical value to one awarded at an on-site course in the USA
Our program offers access to AHS-accredited curricula that allows students to learn at their own pace. They may be students whose parents need geographic mobility, students who are athletes and need the flexibility to train and compete regularly, or students whose parents (or themselves) are famous. The school has more than 1500 students in the dual diploma program, and it is open to students worldwide.
With a program of studies where educative innovation is mixed with new technologies, determination, and supervision, superior preparation is guaranteed to all students who wish to study university courses in their own country, the USA, or any other corner of the world.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The program begins when students are 12 years of age. It is designed to be taken with a certain degree of comfort over two or six years so that students simultaneously study their subjects at their national educational center and between 1 and 4 American issues per year.
HOW DOES E-LEARNING WORK?
Communication is one of the keys to the success of the DIPA dual diploma program and the virtual learning environment. Therefore, communication between teachers and students will be constant and fluid. Every subject is taught by qualified, competent teachers with whom students can communicate via video conference, instant messaging, and phone. All these means of communication are essential and expected to be regularly used.
Learning is developed on a digital platform where students have access to a personal storage “cloud,” where they will have access to the syllabus, exercises, and academic content. They will submit their exercises, activities, projects, and tests to the Learning Management System (LMS). Assignments and tests will also be completed via this system.
Qualified, competent native teachers teach AHSC courses with high-quality teaching tools and an excellent syllabus updated according to legislative changes. Students will have live sessions with teachers, which are fundamental for detecting a student’s difficulties, strengthening knowledge, and clarifying possible doubts about their classes.
DUAL DIPLOMA PROGRAM OF REQUIRED STUDIES
To obtain a US high school diploma in the state of Florida, students need to get 24 credits. However, students in the Dual Diploma program will not need to take all of those 24 credits as a high percentage of them will be validated on completion of the subject in their own country, so they will only need to obtain six credits* (this may vary slightly depending on the study plan of each country). Therefore, candidates will only need to achieve those additional credits with those they obtain in their home country.
It is important to note that if English is not the student’s first language, then 3 of these credits are directly related to the improvement of the student’s level of English using a proven methodology for improving comprehension and fluency.
*Where six credits are deemed necessary for a student to obtain their US high school diploma.
If a student requires additional credits to obtain their US high school diploma, the distribution and number of credits per year will vary.
Year 1: English (if not the primary language) or Credit matched course + US History
Year 2: English 1/2 (if not the primary language) or Credit matched course + US Economics/US Government
Year 3: English 3/4 (if not the primary language) or Credit matched course + Elective Subject
**Students can choose from an extensive library of elective subjects such as Introduction to Business, Criminology, Game Development, Introduction to Fashion Design, Web Design, Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Business, Fashion & Interior Design, Forensic Sciences, Gaming with Scratch, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, etc.**
STUDENTS IN THE DUAL DIPLOMA PROGRAM
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT
The student is expected to maintain the appropriate pace of the course during the academic year and must make a genuine effort to achieve the best results, dedicating an average of 5 hours per week*. In case of difficulty, the student should inform their teacher, who will give the necessary help and orientation.
Students will submit exercises, projects, tasks, tests, and quizzes to the Learning Management System (LMS). Once this work has been graded, the students will be able to see their results, grades, and any comments from the teacher through this system.
ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION RULES
Attendance, participation, and student performance will be supervised to guarantee that students fulfill the obligatory attendance rules and progress adequately. Attendance is measured by the time the student is connected to the LMS, their contributions made via online connections, the presentation of tests, projects, and tasks, and email messages sent and received via the LMS. Every time the student opens a course, participation is registered automatically, and time spent in each area is recorded.
SOME OF THE UNIVERSITIES WHERE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED
- HARVARD UNIVERSITY
- DUKE UNIVERSITY
- WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
- UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
- UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
- DE PAUL UNIVERSITY
- EMBRY – RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
- IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
- UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
- MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
- ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
- STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
- TEXAS A & M
- TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
- TULANE UNIVERSITY
- UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
- UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
- UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
- UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
- UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
- UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
- UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
- US COASTGUARD ACADEMY
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is DIPA Accredited?
A. Through its academic partner, American High School DIPA provides all its graduates with a National and Regional accredited High School Diploma
Q. How Long is the program?
A. On average, our students complete our program within 3 months, presuming the follow a 30 hrs/week schedule efficiently
Q. Do I need to go to a testing place to take my exams?
A. No, the entire program is on our platform. Our students take courses and exams online and at home.
Q. Does American High School Caribbean accepts transfer credits from other schools?
A. To successfully transfer credits into DIPA, you’ll need your transcript sent from your previous school for evaluation. Your credits will likely transfer if the courses are equivalent to our curriculum and are from a regionally accredited high school.
Q. Can I use this Diploma to go to any college?
A. Acceptance of a high school diploma varies based on the college or university preference. The American High School diploma is recognized by over 90 percent of colleges and universities with few exceptions. As with all things, there is no guarantee of acceptance by any institute or employer of a diploma due to its accreditation. We recommend that our potential student checks with their college or university of preference to see if they will accept the American High School diploma before enrolling in our program.