DISCOVER Academica International Studies: an innovative private K-12 school that meets the needs of every student, preparing them for their future studies and careers.
At AIS, our team of expert and dedicated teachers use a variety of strategies to meet the needs of all learners. Our courses include a combination of approaches ensuring students attain subject matter mastery.
Our ongoing dedication, support, and caring faculty set our school apart. We strive to create a family-style learning environment. AIS aims to personalize the online learning experience for all students. We provide an educational environment where students develop exceptional technical skills that help shape them into multilingual, multicultural, and globally minded individuals. Our school allows students to combine their studies with extracurricular activities, access advanced courses, take courses for credit recovery, attend classes from anywhere in the world, and obtain a US high school diploma.
AIS serves thousands of students in the United States and around the world. Our students become part of a life-changing international network. AIS teachers are highly qualified Florida Certified instructors trained in the most up-to-date and innovative instructional strategies.
Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to a school like no other. Academica International Studies (AIS) meets the needs of each student and prepares them for success in both college and their professional career. We provide an educational experience that promotes a sense of responsibility, dedication, and empowerment. Through innovative instructional methods which focus on higher ordered problem solving, students are challenged to think critically about complex concepts and learn to use analysis, evaluation, judgement, and creativity to solve every-day problems. Our pedagogical model centers around rigor, relevance, and relationships.
Long before the Covid-19 pandemic and for over ten years, AIS has successfully taught students online by implementing the latest digital learning resources. We continue to use best practices for distance learning and routinely introduce new learning tools and advanced online applications which facilitate the learning process. Academica International Studies combines generations of successful and effective teaching practices with technological innovation to ensure our students are ready for the workforce of tomorrow.
AIS encourages a sense of local and global citizenship. Teachers prepare students to be ethical, principled, and innovative individuals. Our mission is to ensure we create a learning environment which fosters student achievement, while providing a personalized learning experience for every student. AIS students are part of an international network of learners where innovation fuels both success and a responsibility for global stewardship.
We look forward to another outstanding school year!
Principal, Academica International Studies
AIS offers students across the US flexible, synchronous and asynchronous learning, and accommodates the many needs of our students. Here are some highlights that showcase how distinct each AIS student is and why they choose us.
Academica International Studies is recognized by and registered with the Florida Department of Education as a private school and is accredited by Cognia, the largest and most prestigious global accreditation body for schools.
Florida Department of Education
NCAA approved courses
College Board AP Courses
AIS offers a variety of courses, ensuring all learners have access to quality courses and meet all school requirements across academic disciplines. AIS courses are NCAA and College Board approved. We continuously expand course offerings and ensure that students' college needs are met.
Since I was little, I enjoyed learning new things, so that when my school offered students to participate in the Dual Diploma Program, I was very interested. This really turned out to be a great decision since I enjoy improving my English, and to learn things from another perspective as well as getting the opportunity to take courses that are not offered at my school.
Anna Lena Wellemin, student from Germany
My best-loved school subjects are history, math and government, and for this reason, I immensely enjoyed my three-year course in the Dual Diploma Program, during which I learned new math topics and studied U.S. history and U.S. government. The best thing was participating in the live sessions and specially meeting experts thanks to the Let’s get Inspired email alerts.
Giulio Colombo, student from Italy
I am responsible for all things pedagogic with Dual Diploma Germany. I love hearing how students are progressing and my main motivation is that Dual Diploma Program can enrich, enhance and broaden the horizons of all participants.
John Lazaridis, Program Director from Germany
What I love about the program is that the students are learning essential skills that they will need not only in school, but also in their professional lives. Such as, reading and responding to emails, organizing online meetings, communicating with others if they have doubts, improving their time management…
Jameson Webb, Program Director from Spain
Having lived and studied abroad, I know first-hand the value that multicultural educational opportunities have for students, and thus I’m extremely excited about our collaboration with Academica. Through the program, students are not only reinforcing their English knowledge, but also building new relationships that will help them succeed in their studies.
Martin Mathus, Program Director from Mexico
My experience in Dual Diploma gave me the confidence and tools I needed -especially essay writing- to confidently tackle my Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies completely in English at the Pompeu Fabra University and my 9-month-stay at the University of Chicago.
María Odériz, alumni from Spain
I want to thank you for this first semester. Pablo has changed a lot. He is more mature. He is totally in new in the online courses, and although he has been studying English since he was four years old, it has been the first time he has been motivated and I think the main reason has been your behavior and your teaching skills. Thanks a lot.
María Jesús de Arteaga Larru, parent from Spain
Thank You so much for encouraging me every step of this journey with the Double Diploma: I wouldn’t have achieved this much without your guidance. Your passion, love and positivity, which filled every live session, every mail, and feedback, have inspired me to be a better person for real.
Jesmean Kaur, student from France
I like to travel. When I go somewhere, I love to go out and enjoy as much as I can because they are great experiences for life. That’s one of my purposes is to study abroad and join the Dual Diploma Program. Someday I want to travel around the world, working hard to get it.
Ángel Sebastián Yánez Menéndez, student from Ecuador
The Dual Diploma® program embodies the philosophy behind Academica International Studies. With the conviction that wherever there is a student, there is a school, AIS offers students from around the world the opportunity to earn an American High School Diploma at a distance while simultaneously obtaining a high school diploma from their home country.
Dual Diploma graduates not only earn an American high school diploma but gain access to: immersive English language learning, college and career counseling, U.S. pedagogical techniques, a robust and well-rounded curriculum, technology training, and a diverse global community of learners.
We are committed to making our academically renowned program available to students throughout the world. We are eager to work with local schools,
businesses, and community leaders to ensure students from all backgrounds have access to this cutting-edge twenty-first century learning experience.
Today, more than 22 countries around the world offer the Dual Diploma®.
More than 22,000 students form part of this innovative learning program.
Get in touch with us. We look forward to teaching and learning with you!