College Acceleration Programs

International Connections Academy (iNaCA) students can get a head start in their college careers by earning college credits while enrolled in high school. The opportunity to get ahead and save on college tuition costs via college online courses for high school students is available through two unique college acceleration programs, below:

The Dual Diploma Program

Earning an Accelerated High School Diploma and an Associate’s Degree

Our Dual Diploma program allows students to earn a diploma and an associate’s degree in just four years. Through this program and our partnership with American Public University (APU), students successfully completing the junior year at International Connections Academy are granted a year of college credit at APU at no costs beyond their iNaCA tuition and fees.

In their senior year, students are admitted directly to APU to complete both their high school graduation requirements and their sophomore year of college at the same time. (NOTE: Seniors enrolled in this program pay tuition directly to APU. For more information on APU tuition and fees, please visit the APU website.)

Upon successful completion of their senior year, students graduate with an accelerated high school diploma from iNaCA and an associate degree from APU. Students can enter the workplace with the advantage of an associate degree or go on to complete their bachelor’s degree.

American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). A nationally recognized leader in online education, APU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Arts & Humanities, Business Education, Public Service & Health, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and Security and Global Studies.

For additional information, please view the APU Recommended Course List.

The Passport2College Program

Online Courses for College Credit for High School Students

Through our partnership with DeVry University, qualifying International Connections Academy students may participate in the Passport2College program and earn college credit at no additional cost while still attending high school. They can choose from a variety of college online courses for high school students including Computer Applications for Business with Lab, Introduction to Business, and Psychology. Students will engage with college professors who possess in-depth knowledge and real-world experiences, while also earning credit towards their high school diploma.

To be eligible for this innovative program, students must be a junior or senior level student in good standing at International Connections Academy, have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5, and be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status.

DeVry University is one of the largest private-sector universities in North America and aims to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science, and the arts. Founded in 1931 as DeVry College of New York, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online covering 34 different career fields within its five distinguished colleges of study. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Its highly credentialed faculty members work in the fields that they teach, providing real-world experiences that prepare students for in-demand careers.

For more information visit www.devry.edu/high-school-students/college-credits.html or contact Rick Ferrell, Manager of Counseling Services, at +1-407-603-1914.