FAQ - Online High School Diploma Test Prep, Adult High School Diploma
1. Is John Adams Virtual School registered with the State Department of Education and fully accredited? back to top
Yes, JAVS is registered with the FL Department of Education Dade County, as a Private Diploma granting High School.
JAVS is Internationally accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning. JAVS serves students in all 50-states and in many international locations.
2. In addition to a High School Diploma, does JAVS offer a High School Diploma? back to top
JAVS does not offer a High School Diploma. John Adams Virtual School offers a high school diploma at home through distance education and online means. Since High School Diploma testing is only administered individually by state, an Online High School Diploma exam is currently unavailable. Please see http://www.acenet.edu for more information on how to earn your High School Diploma. If you are interested in a High School Diploma, please read on.
3. How does this actually work? back to top
John Adams Virtual School has two programs to fit your needs.
Program #1: Our Adult Program Fast Track Program:
John Adams Virtual School has developed a High School Equivalency Testing Program (High School Diploma testing online)
to meet the needs of those adults in need of a high school general education diploma. The tests used on our program are the same tests designed and administered through the Department of Education and State High School Diploma testing facilities.
The adult graduate by exam program consists a comprehensive online multiple choice exam in the subject areas:
We require each student completes an essay of a minimum of 250-words after they have passed all exams. Students will choose from pre-selected topics in an area in which they feel comfortable to describe in writing. Students will receive their final grades on their final essay within 24-hours or less.
- Social Studies
- English Reading
- English Writing
- Final written Essay
Tests are usually proctored and taken online and delivered via electronic means. This is a great option for adults that need their high school diploma in just 2-6 weeks. We recommend this program for adults 18-years of age or older only.
Program #2. Traditional 9-12 High School Program:
Our High School correspondence program is available for students ages 14 through adult. We offer every course required to complete your high school studies, including many elective courses, all completed from the comfort and convenience of home. Each grade level of study is broken down into 2-semesters, just as a traditional high school. This is a great option for home schooled students that could use instructor and counseling services. This is a great option for traveling families, special needs students, athletes and actors. Need a make up credit to graduate from your current school. JAVS also offers single courses for credit make-up and recovery.
4. How do I make application? back to top
Application can be made online using the application form or you may mail your application to our student services office. Please follow instructions and use the help buttons to assist you. Apply Today
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5. How much is it to take the Adult High School Diploma equivalency test and receive my Diploma in 2-6 weeks? back to top
Adult Program Cost is $299.00 plus shipping (Complete, no hidden fees) We do offer flexible and affordable payment options for the high school testing center (Online High School Diploma testing service). Once you pass the test, you may order your graduation package, Diploma. Once the test is passed, you need only pay the remaining tuition and receive your diploma.
You are not required or obligated to order your graduate package, but you will not receive a diploma or verification unless you tender the full tuition and purchase the graduate package. Some students choose to just use the online testing as prep for the State High School Diploma.
The Traditional High School Diploma Program (Non-Adult) is:
Traditional High School – $ 399.00 Complete 6-credits (18-36 weeks for completion per semester)
Small material or lab fees may apply, but typically not more than $ 25.00.
6. How much does the graduation package cost? back to top
Adult High School Diploma, Transcript Download(Online high school credit courses), Padded Diploma Cover and more as low as $299.00. School Apparel and Class Rings are sold separately. The Traditional (9-12) High School Diploma graduation fee, which includes your diploma, is $ 40.00.
7. What is included in the graduation package? back to top
Once you complete your program and pass the final test, you can make an order for your graduation package.
Your graduation package consist of: (for some samples of below items please
- High School Graduation Diploma, Printed on top quality parchment paper 6” x 8” signed by the high school administrative staff, embossed with the JAVS seal and bound in an a JAVS embossed diploma cover.
- Embossed Padded Diploma Cover. Your padded diploma cover is embossed in gold with the John Adams Virtual School name & official seal.
- Official Transcripts: This is your official academic record. Your transcripts are available to view and print electronically online immediately after you order your graduate package (unofficial transcripts) You may order official transcripts ($ 10.00 fee) from our registrar's office at any time by clicking here.
- Verification of Diploma and Transcript:
Lifetime transcript verification through the JAVS Registrar's Office. Your student record will be maintained on file permanently with the Registrar's Office. Any third party such as an employer who you authorize (click here to get authorization forms) will be sent a certified/official copy of your transcripts. There is a small administration fee for each certified copy sent.
- Graduation gown and tassel (extra charges will apply)
- Class Ring (extra charges will apply)
8. What can I use my diploma for? back to top
Some people want their high school diploma to assist them in getting a better job. You might have the experience and the knowledge to do the job, but often times employers will pick the person with the high school diploma over the person without it. Getting your diploma will level up the playing field and improve your prospects considerably. It will also allow you the opportunity to continue onto other courses of study. Of course, there are those who aren't concerned about employment prospects. They might be self employed, retired, or even happy being at their current employment level; but they want the personal satisfaction of knowing that they have achieved their high school diploma. They want to hang their diploma on the wall and feel proud at their accomplishment.
9. How long will it take to get my diploma? back to top
Once you complete your program, in most cases the whole process can be completed within 2-weeks of completing the online High School Equivalency Test or completing your last course with the traditional program.
10. What does the diploma look like? back to top
The diploma is professionally produced and of very high quality and meet ISO Printing Industry Standards. Diplomas are printed on a fine quality 60-lb parchment paper and bears the embossed seal of John Adams Virtual School. Transcripts are printed on the same security paper used by many high schools and colleges. There is no difference in quality if you were granted a diploma from your State operated high school. To check a sample of what you get as your graduation package please
11. If I get a high school diploma from JAVS can I get into college? back to top
JAVS graduates have been well received in the business and education community. We cannot guarantee who will or will not accept your JAVS diploma. If you are considering a JAVS diploma for college admission, we strongly encourage you to first check with the college or university to ensure they will accept your diploma. You may need to complete the SAT or ACT, and we can help you with test prep and planning.
12. What graduation date will be on my diploma? back to top
Your graduation date will be current to the time period you complete and pass your High School Diploma Program or Equivalency test. We will not postdate or back date diplomas.
13. Is John Adams Virtual School authorized by the College Board to receive SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PLAN or ACT scores and; can I take the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PLAN or ACT while attending JAVS? back to top
John Adams Virtual School is registered with the College Board and listed on the National Secondary School List. Any student attending JAVS can take the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PLAN or ACT test. Our School code is: 102004. Any student wishing to take the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PLAN or ACT test must provide our school ID# to the testing center. Our CEEB code is 102004
To view College Board Letter and view CEEB code 102004 (Click here)
14. Can I contact JAVS directly? back to top
Please use our feedback form for questions and comments about our program. Please refer to your student handbook for specific contact information and phone numbers. We are always available to assist our students and graduates. We respond to all student email communications within 24-hours, but usually much faster.
15. Is the diploma verifiable? back to top
Yes, your diploma is verifiable through the JAVS Registrar’s office by US mail or fax. Please complete the online authorizations forms that comply with State and Federal Privacy Laws. We will also mail your transcripts to anywhere you need them for a small processing fee.
16. Can I get a replacement diploma/transcript if it is damaged? back to top
Yes, you can get a replacement diploma. If the diploma or documents are damaHigh School Diploma in shipping to you, they will be completely replaced without cost. If at a later date you damage or lose any documents, they maybe replaced. Just reference your student number and the files can be accessed. There will be a charge in this case for replacement documents.
17. Can I get a brochure mailed to my home address? back to top
Most of the information about our programs can be downloaded on our website. We will be happy to send you a brochure, but rest assured it will contact the same information found on our website.
18. How can I contact you? back to top
You can contact us by email us 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Please take a few minutes to read our web site and go through the FAQ. If you have a specific question you could not find the answer to on the web site, then email you us at
email@example.com or call us. An academic advisor or counselor is always here to assist you with your specific needs.
19. What countries do you ship? back to top
We will ship worldwide.
20. How do you ship? back to top
In the US and Canada we will ship USPS Priority and or Express Mail. Shipping to other countries will be by what means we decide is the best air service to that country, usually Fed-Ex, EMS or DHL.
21. Is this a good way to get a diploma? back to top
Distance Education has been around for over 100-years. Our program is an excellent way to earn your diploma. For some people it is the only way they will get a diploma, due to location or time or scheduling conflicts. You must decide for yourself if this is a good program for you. We know our program is not for everyone. We don't want to consider JAVS it if it isn't right for you. We ask you to consider this. Are you going to return to high school to earn your diploma or settle for a High School Diploma? How long will it take you? How much will it cost? There are different roads for each of us to travel. Do you want to have the journey or just reach your destination?
22. What guarantee do I have that my diploma will be accepted? back to top
We cannot guarantee acceptance of your JAVS diploma; after all acceptance is ultimately up to the receiving party. This is especially true of the military and 4-year colleges, so we ask that you work with your recruiter to verify and confirm acceptance. A diploma from JAVS is generally well accepted; but again, acceptance is not up to us. We do offer a 100% money back guarantee for any student who is not completely satisfied with services offered through our school. Student satisfaction is very important to us.
The decision to recognize or accept the John Adams Virtual High School Diploma, or any other high school diploma that you have earned, is always the prerogative of the employer or college. While many employers have recognized a high school diploma from John Adams Virtual High School, it is possible that some employers and colleges may not. John Adams Virtual High School makes no representation that its high school diploma will be recognized or accepted by ALL employers or any colleges; or that you will be guaranteed a job after graduating from John Adams Virtual High School. JAVS makes no representation of any kind concerning the approval of its curriculum to meet any legal, educational, or employment requirements.
23. I have a question not answered here? back to top
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