2017 Best Online High Schools in America

The 2017 Best Online High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and online school ratings. Compare top cyber and virtual schools in your state.
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    Broward Virtual School

    • Coconut Creek, FL
    • 50 reviews
    High School Senior:If I could do it all over again, I would go to the same high school. The guidance counselors are amazing and the extracurricular oppurtunites are endless.
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    Florida Virtual School

    • Riviera Beach, FL
    • 26 reviews
    High School Senior:I love my school. My teachers are so helpful and friendly. If I don't understand something they are always there to help. My teachers are dedicated to their work, which makes me enjoy school.
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    Pasco eSchool

    • Land O Lakes, FL
    • 10 reviews
    Niche User:Personally its hard to have favorite experiences online. This school is beneficial because I can study for my ACT go to the gym and go play tennis within a matter of hours while completing my schoolwork for the day.
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    Florida Virtual High School

    • Orlando, FL
    • 94 reviews
    High School Senior:I've very much enjoyed learning my required classes on FLVS. I couldn't say much about the parents "at" this school since it's online and I have no clue how other students' parents are. This school boasts about its extracurricular activities, but wasn't so impressed when I joined their "Tech Club."
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    Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School

    • West Chester, PA
    • 149 reviews
    Niche User:Cyber school is conducive to learning when the student is willing to put in the work, and PALCS provided an opportunity for students to push themselves and learn good life skills.
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    Rio Rancho Cyber Academy

    • Rio Rancho, NM
    • 21 reviews
    Niche User:As long as you stay on top of your work, it is really enjoyable. I made a huge amount of friends and had quite a bit of free time because I got ahead in my studies. It being such a small school was what really sets it apart from other schools because you are not just a number. The teachers take time to get to know you, your strengths and your weaknesses, and work with you. It is a beautiful school, and I would definitely recommend it.
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    High School Senior:I know how to stay on time and turn in assignment on time. I like that its online and I only have to go to the campus once a week and they provide me with a laptop.
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    Niche User:My overall experience for this school has been incredible. I've gotten to know a lot of fellow students through school activities in the area. I have also developed positive relationships with teachers. My school is unique in the sense that you get to do it anywhere at anytime of the day. It is a free online school! How amazing is that? If I could choose to do it all over again I would. I used to be a student with all D's in traditional school. Online school changed me into a straight A student. for me, it is everything that I was able to improve myself.
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    Seminole County Virtual School

    • Sanford, FL
    • 14 reviews
    High School Senior:SCVS has been my favorite school that I've attended. It's a tight knit school that has an abundance of courses to pick from and clubs. My favorite experience with SCVS was being able to be apart of all the different language options; I've personally taken Spanish II and III and Latin I and II with them.
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    iAchieve Virtual Academy

    • Cumming, GA
    • 7 reviews
    High School Junior:Even though you don't get to meet you teachers personally, they are all extremely friendly. Even though it is online they are they to help you achieve your goals.
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    Primavera - Online

    • Chandler, AZ
    • 157 reviews
    Recent Alumnus:I absolutely loved Primavera! It was great to be able to work at my own pace. It kept me motivated and helped me to learn more all by myself. If I had any doubts or questions teachers were just a phone call away. What makes this school different from all other online high schools is that the teachers care about your grades. When you are in online classes it is very easy for projects to slip and grades to fall, but there at Primavera the teachers will call and make sure to remind you of your work and things you need to do to succeed.
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    Paisley School

    • Paisley, OR
    • 11 reviews
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    Texas Virtual Academy

    • Lewisville, TX
    • 63 reviews
    Niche User:Very involved, but teaches self--discipline and accountability like no other school could. Students can graduate with mature organizational abilities.
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    Niche User:My overall experience with I-DEA is an excellent one. I enjoy being able to converse with a small group of people that share the same values of family and determination to succeed as me. Most students are strive to achieve a 4.0, and more than half will be graduating with over 50 college credits in their senior year. It is truly amazing to encounter a group of 14-19-year-olds that all want to succeed, and do it almost completely by self-motivation.

    In transition, this school is unique by the teaching opportunities it provides, and also the challenge that it presents to both the students and families. It does not contain an education for the light-of-heart, but for those who are willing to get involved with their learning, and learning diligently. There were times that I felt I wanted to quit it all because of the workload, but now I realize I would not change it for the world. These periods of stress and perseverance taught me that I can push through the mental fatigue in order to obtain my course requirements and success in the class.

    Therefore, if I was presented the choice of going back in time to do something different, I would not take it. I-DEA has been a school that has taught me more than just basic state standards. It has helped me learn the value of self-motivation, and also that I have the capabilities to endure through the fatigue.
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    Boulder Universal

    • Boulder, CO
    • 6 reviews
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    Ohio Connections Academy

    • Cleveland, OH
    • 173 reviews
    Niche User:Although some people think that online school is not a good idea, Ohio Connections Academy definitely surpasses the expectations of what online school is. The teachers are constantly keeping in contact with the students, and make sure that each individual student will be able to pass, and succeed.
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    Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA)

    • Northglenn, CO
    • 67 reviews
    Niche User:The only thing bothersome about the school was how horrible their French language program and instructor was.

    Otherwise, this school was great. I feel confident and prepared to go to college with the rigor and pace that I have been challenged with at this school.
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    Niche User:The overall experience was pretty satisfying. Although I might not have felt it when I was doing my school work or taking semester-ly benchmark tests, I feel that it was a great benefit to me and got me prepared for future assessments. This school is pretty unique in that they are very flexible, are kind and caring, and are willing to help even financially. If I had to, I would definitely choose to go to this school again, even if it were just for the cheerful staff.
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    Arizona Connections Academy

    • Mesa, AZ
    • 41 reviews
    Niche User:The online high school was the best school I went to. You can personalize your school schedule and accommodate whatever else you have going on. There are many different courses with different levels, making it open for everyone. You can learn at your own pace whether it is fast or slow. The lessons are very informational and are very easy to understand. If you need help, the teachers have weekly chat rooms and you can email and/or call them. There also many field trips you can take and you get to meet a lot of people. If I was asked to go to this school again, I definitely would!
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