John Adams Virtual School Accreditation
John Adams Virtual School is registered with the Florida State Department of Education as a private diploma granting high school. Our assigned school code is: 4774
We comply with section 229.808 Florida Statutes requiring the yearly completion of the Florida Department of Education Non-Public School Survey. Our curriculum meets and exceeds both State and National guidelines for academic instruction.
A note concerning Accreditation and the US Department of Education.
The US Department of Education has no authority to accredit or recognize any accrediting agency for Public or Private Elementary or Secondary Schools (High Schools). Accreditation is a function that is done by a few States; and in most cases, by private accrediting agencies after a peer review is completed. Our school, like all accredited schools, is accredited nationally by a third party, private accrediting agency.
For more information concerning the USDEO position on accreditation, please click this link to the US Department of Education.
John Adams Virtual High School is not accredited by an agency recognized by the State or US Department of Education. We are a private school and we are accredited by agencies that specifically accredited private high schools. Our adult high school equivalency diploma program is not designed for students pursuing college or university entrance. Students that are seeking a high school diploma for college entrance in the United States, should consider seeking a high school diploma from a Regionally Accredited High School or State issued GED; especially if considering Federal Financial Aid. Regionally Accredited Online High Schools and State issued GED credentials, are recognized by the States' and US Department of Education. Please check with your college of choice to determine entrance eligibility.
ACCREDITATION AND LEGAL STATUS
John Adams Virtual School, USA is a privately owned, for-profit school, incorporated in the States of Florida and Minnesota. John Adams Virtual School is Registered with the Florida State Department of Education as a private diploma granting high school, as required by Florida State Law.
John Adams Virtual School is Registered with the Florida Department of Education. Please click here to view the Florida Department of Education's Website.
ACCREDITATION AND LEGAL STATUS
1. State governments have full authority to control academic institutions and to authorize schools to issue academic diplomas and certificates. This control is implemented through the state department of education’s registration and approval process. The United States federal government neither authorizes nor controls diploma-granting schools in any way.
2. The US federal government itself does not accredit schools, nor does it evaluate the quality of schools. By federal law, the US government may neither evaluate nor recognize any accrediting bodies outside of the USA or any accrediting association whose members do not administer US federal financial aid distribution. Thus, the USA has no system for accreditation of schools operating primarily internationally using non-traditional providers.
Each administrator and instructor of John Adams Virtual School holds the appropriate degree, or credential certificate to provide instruction for our students’. The administrators’ of the school all hold a valid private school administrator’s certification.
IADL Code of Practice for Members
Members must satisfy IADL assessors, officers and regulatory staff that their organization, products and services comply with the minimum standards required by the IADL, and all members agree to adhere to the conditions below to the best of their ability.
These conditions constitute a voluntary code of good business practice for Approved and Accredited IADL Members. IADL reserves the right to vary these conditions from time-to-time in consultation with its membership.
1. The Member demonstrates a high commitment to educational values.
This should be evident in any mission statement, corporate objectives, or strategic goals the provider adopts, and its actions should at all times be compatible with those values. The Member should also be committed to the continuous professional development of academic and administrative staff, instructors and trainers.
2. The Member is financially responsible and can meet its obligations to learners.
A Member's financial resources should afford all enrolled learners a reasonable prospect of completing their studies.
3. The Member adopts widely accepted norms of good business and employment practice including (but not limited to):-
3.1. Having a clear, fair and effective procedure for dealing with complaints.
3.2. Having a fair and effective policy on refunds, which is made clear to the learner prior to enrolment.
3.3 Not discriminating, directly or indirectly, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, or religious or political belief.
3.4 Having adequate premises and equipment to conduct its business.
4. All staff are suitable for the positions they hold, and possess appropriate qualifications and experience.
5. Learner support is of high quality. Where a Member employs more than one tutor, trainer, or instructor steps are taken to ensure that support is consistent throughout the provision.
Such measures may include but are not necessarily limited to:-
5.1 The development of normative schemes for marking and assessment.
5.2 Guidance notes for instructors, trainers, and/or faculty.
5.3 Regular meetings of instructors, trainers and/or faculty.
5.4 Sharing information on good practice, problems and solutions.
5.5 Ongoing monitoring and review of tutors'/ instructors'/trainers'/faculty work, including random or systematic sampling of marking and comments.
5.6 An appraisal system for tutors/instructors/trainers/faculty.
5.7 Guidance for new academic / training staff in the special requirements of open, distance, and online learning.
5.8 Providing adequate administrative backup for academic / training and administrative staff.
5.9 Such other provisions as the provider deems appropriate.
6. Sufficient resources are available to ensure that every learner receives an adequate individual service
7. The Member adheres to all IADL recommendations and guidelines for the provision of open, distance and online learning.
8. If the Member has adopted its own set of systems and standards by which its performance can be assessed, these standards are compatible with IADL or other appropriate standards and seek, wherever possible, to strengthen those standards in ways appropriate to the particular provision in question.
Such systems and standards may, for example:-
(a). identify & select suitable tutors/ instructors/ trainers and authors of course materials;
(b). monitor and review the continuing competence of all staff on a regular basis;
(c). set time limits for responding to external approaches, marking and returning assignments to learners, or reviewing course materials (d). seek and encourage feedback from staff, learners and customers on evaluating and improving materials and services;
(e). measure outcomes, and use those measurements to enhance provision.
9. IADL approval and accreditation covers the complete range of products and services provided by the Member unless otherwise stipulated.
11. Any provision may be deemed to be approved by IADL if it is:
11.1 Subject to the Member's own quality control procedures; or
11.2 Subject to the quality control procedures of a partner organization which is itself recognized by IADL.
11.3 Approved by IADL as a separate item.
11.4 Already approved by another accreditation agency or regulatory body recognized by IADL.
12. Where a Member has sought and obtained accreditation by another organization recognized by IADL, that accreditation, and any submission made in support of it, may be used as evidence in support of an application for IADL Approved Member or Accredited Member status.
13. An Approved Member may choose to acknowledge membership of IADL in its prospectus, on its website and on other publicity or promotional material. It may use the statement
"Approved Member of the International Association for Distance Learning".
Approved Members are entitled to display the IADL Logo on their website and on promotional literature or teaching materials.
14. Accredited Members may choose to acknowledge IADL accredited status in prospectuses, on websites and on other publicity or promotional material. Accredited Members may use the statement
"Accredited Member of the International Association for Distance Learning".
Accredited Members are entitled to display the IADL Logo on their website and on promotional literature or teaching materials, and will receive a certificate of accredited membership for the duration of their accredited status.
15. Members will be required to submit an annual return in the format required by IADL. Members also agree to allow IADL and/or it’s duly appointed inspectors or assessors to make unannounced on-site evaluations or other quality control checks which may be required by the Association.
16. Members should report any changes of significance in their operating circumstances or methods of course delivery to IADL.
JAVS is a State Registered Private High School
“People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity”
- John Adams