You earn a dual diploma when you complete high school in your home country and earn six credits with a U.S. high school. Your U.S. study exchange earns you two credits, and you get the other four credits by taking online classes. So, that’s just four additional classes on top of your regular studies to graduate with a diploma from one of the most prestigious boarding high schools in the U.S. and your local high school.
You can earn the four online credits before you go on exchange, after you return, or both. There’s even an option to study in the summertime! The classes are asynchronous, which means you can start classes and study when you want to and pace them to fit your needs. Of course, you’ll still interact with teachers and classmates, so look forward to live sessions twice a month.
You’ll take various classes during your exchange, including two required subjects: US History and English. For your online classes, you’ll have a choice of fascinating topics that aren’t available at most high schools. Deepening your knowledge in subjects that interest you will be fun and possibly inform what you study after high school.
Washington Academy delivers classes on the Hybrid Dual Diploma program. Founded in 1792, Washington Academy is one of America’s oldest educational institutions. With full accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, it’s a sought-after destination for ambitious students from around the world. Each year, Washington Academy welcomes 500 students to its charming campus and many more global students like you to its digital classrooms. And of each graduating class, 92 percent are accepted to a selective college or university.
The Hybrid Dual Diploma is an easy way to add value to the life-changing experience of studying abroad on exchange. As an exchange student in America, you’ll be immersed in a rewarding academic environment and the extracurricular fun American high schools are famous for. Living with a host family will help you understand and feel belonging in your new home. And of course, you’ll become fluent in English! If you want to go on exchange or need more information, contact us. We send over 7,000 students on exchange programs, and we can help you have the experience you’re after.