QLU Virtual Academy in agreement with The Keystone School of Pennsylvania give you the opportunity to obtain the Baccalaureate Diploma from the College where you are currently studying and at the same time obtain a High School Diploma from an authorized and accredited school in the United States (The Keystone School) without having to leave your country. The Keystone School has more than 40 years of experience in distance education and serves more than 14,000 students around the world. The studies are complementary to the education that you are already receiving in your school, and you do not have to repeat courses that you have already taken or that you are scheduled to take in the next years of your secondary education.
Students in grades 8 through 11 can participate in this program. The courses that you must take each year do not conflict with the courses you are already taking at your school, neither in content nor in schedule, since they are offered in asynchronous format, and you choose what time you want to take them.
Who can participate?
High school students (8th to 11th) from colleges and schools in Panama and Latin America who have a medium command of the English language who wish to complement their education with courses of their interest in asynchronous and flexible online format.
How many courses do you have to take?
In total they are 5 to 6.5 academic credits, depending on the curriculum of the college or school where you study and the level of English you have. Five credits are equivalent to 5 subjects of one year duration. Courses can be one year (1 credit) or one semester (half credit) in length. A usual combination would be for example 3 courses of a whole year and 4 courses of a semester. Courses are selected by students from an extensive catalog of courses in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health, Fine Arts, Languages, and Electives.
Some examples of the courses to take: * On mobile devices scroll to see more courses
IN THE ENGLISH AREA
In the area of mathematics
Probability and statistics
Mathematics for consumption
In the science area
In the area of social studies
Politics and government of the united states
In the area of fine arts
World artistic culture
In the area of physical education and health
nutrition and wellness
skills to improve health
In the electives and languages area
publicity and marketing
hospitality and tourism
sports and training
German, Chinese and French
many more others
How the courses are scheduled
The student together with their learning coach select the courses to take and schedule them, after having made an evaluation of the academic program of the school where she studies. Programming can be as follows:
If you start in 8th year: One full-year course or two semester courses a year.
If you start in 9th year: One year-round course and one semester-long course each year.
If you start in 10th year: Two full-year courses each year or a combination of annual or semester courses.
If you start in 11th year: Two full-year courses and one semester course each year.
How much is the price to study the Double Diploma, get support from a learning coach, tutoring services and academic counseling, get books and digital materials and earn a High School Diploma from a school in the United States, average per month:
If you start in the 8th year: $ 100.00 per month
If you start in the 9th year: $ 125.00 per month
If you start in the 10th year: $ 167.00 per month
If you start in the 11th year: $ 250.00 per month
EVERYTHING. From the access to the learning platforms to take each subject, the support of teachers from the United States to answer questions and make inquiries, the support of a learning coach who follows you up, supports you, accompanies you so that you have academic success. , review your homework and written work and teach you to use the learning platforms, tutor support to explain topics that are difficult to understand in areas such as English, Mathematics, Science and others and academic advisers who guide you in the selection of courses and they help you in the admission process in your country or in universities abroad.
The diploma is valid in my country?
The Diploma and academic credits from The Keystone School of Pennsylvania are delivered to you legalized and translated into Spanish so that you can complete the procedures that each country requires to validate them. Many countries such as the United States, Canada and European countries do not require validations.
Is the diploma useful for applying to foreign universities?
Our graduates are admitted to the best universities in the world. Among them are American University, Berkeley College, Florida State University, Harvard College, Illinois State University, Michigan State University, New York University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, Texas Tech University, Tulane University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Maryland, University of Notre Dame, University of South Florida, University of Texas at Austin, Virginia Tech University, Yale University and others.
Is the school from which I will receive the diploma authorized in the United States?
The Keystone School of Pennsylvania is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education.
Is the school from which I will receive the diploma accredited?
The Keystone School of Pennsylvania is internationally accredited by three of the most rigorous accreditation bodies in the world. They are Cognia, The Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association and the Accrediting Commission on Schools of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.