Top-Rated Accredited Online Spanish Classes for Kids
If you’re looking for a high-quality, accredited online Spanish language program for your K–12 student, you’re in luck! Homeschool Spanish Academy (HSA) has recently obtained ACS WASC accreditation for our Spanish language program, making us one of the few online language schools to achieve this prestigious form of accreditation.
To be clear, we have been offering credit to our high school students for years through our third-party partnership with NARHS. But we wanted a more direct, faster, and cheaper solution for our students—and thanks to recent updates in ACS WASC’s accreditation offerings, we suddenly became eligible (learn more about that here).
But what does this mean for you and your K-12 student? In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of Homeschool Spanish Academy’s ACS WASC accreditation and how it can help your student develop strong language skills, cultural awareness, and gain a competitive advantage in their studies.
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What Is ACS WASC Accreditation, and Why Is It Important?
First, let’s define what ACS WASC accreditation is and why it matters.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), is a highly respected accreditation agency for K–12 schools and educational institutions. This globally recognized accrediting agency evaluates schools and educational programs in the United States to ensure that they meet high levels of quality and effectiveness.
Accreditation from ACS WASC is known for its strict requirements and thorough evaluation process, which includes a thorough look at a school’s academic programs, administrative practices, and overall effectiveness.
For online language schools like Homeschool Spanish Academy, obtaining ACS WASC accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality Spanish language instruction to K-12 students. It also assures parents that our program meets high standards of quality and effectiveness.
Truly, our accredited online Spanish classes are one of a kind!
How HSA Became Eligible for ACS WASC Accreditation
Previously, ACS WASC only gave accreditation to full diploma-granting schools. Meanwhile, HSA was committed to providing high school credits to our students, so we partnered with North Atlantic Regional High School (NARSH) to provide third-party accreditation. But because this was a deal with a third party, it had some problems, like being slower, more expensive, and requiring more paperwork.
Fortunately, ACS WASC recently began giving accreditation to supplementary education programs, allowing HSA to apply for certification directly with their agency. This was a big deal for us because it meant we could finally get formal accreditation on our own!
What Exactly Is a Supplementary Education Program?
A supplementary education program, according to ACS WASC, is an educational program or course that gives students additional learning opportunities outside of their regular school programs. These programs, which might include after-school programs, summer school programs, tutoring services, and online courses, are frequently provided by institutions or specialized groups.
Our students can now take advantage of HSA’s accredited status while remaining assured of our high quality and strict standards.
7 Benefits of HSA’s ACS WASC Accreditation
So, what are the major benefits you can expect from Homeschool Spanish Academy’s ACS WASC accreditation for your K-12 student?
Here are just a few:
1. High-Quality Curriculum Aligned With State and National Standards
One of the most significant benefits of Homeschool Spanish Academy’s ACS WASC accreditation is that we follow a high-quality curriculum that aligns with state and national standards in the United States for language learning.
This means that our Spanish classes are designed to provide K-12 students with a solid foundation in the Spanish language and culture, which can prepare them for further language studies and the practical application of their skills.
Our curriculum includes not only engaging live instruction but also a variety of interactive materials, such as videos, games, and audio.
We also provide assessments and feedback to help your K-12 student track their progress and stay motivated in their language learning journey.
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2. Experienced and Certified Spanish Instructors
To meet the standards of ACS WASC accreditation, Homeschool Spanish Academy must employ highly skilled and experienced Spanish instructors who are knowledgeable about best practices in language instruction.
This means that K-12 students who take our accredited online Spanish classes can benefit from the expertise of seasoned instructors who can guide them in their language learning journey.
Our Spanish instructors are native Spanish speakers with years of experience teaching Spanish to K–12 students of all ages and proficiency levels.
They use various teaching methods and techniques to accommodate different learning styles. Additionally, they provide personalized instruction and feedback to help each student achieve their language learning goals.
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3. Ongoing Assessment and Improvement
To maintain ACS WASC accreditation, Homeschool Spanish Academy must engage in ongoing assessment and improvement of its Spanish language program. This means that we are constantly evaluating our program, making improvements as needed, and ensuring that our program meets the evolving needs of K-12 students.
This focus on continuous improvement can help ensure that K-12 students receive the best possible language instruction in every program we offer.
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4. Recognition by Universities and Colleges
ACS WASC accreditation is recognized by universities and colleges throughout the United States, which means that K-12 students who complete our accredited online Spanish classes may have an advantage when applying to colleges and universities.
Our accreditation status demonstrates that we meet high standards of quality and effectiveness, which can assure colleges and universities that our K-12 students have received a rigorous and comprehensive education in Spanish language and culture.
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5. Preparation for Advanced Spanish Language Learning
K-12 students who take our accredited Spanish classes can also benefit from the preparation for advanced Spanish language learning.
Our curriculum is meant to give students a strong foundation in Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and culture. This can help them get ready for more advanced language classes in high school and college.
In addition, our Spanish classes are taught in a conversational style, which can help students develop the oral communication skills needed to communicate effectively in Spanish.
This can be especially important for students who plan to study abroad, work in international settings, or pursue careers in fields that require proficiency in Spanish.
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6. Cultural Awareness and Understanding
Another benefit of Homeschool Spanish Academy’s ACS WASC accreditation is the emphasis on cultural awareness, understanding, and connection. We even encourage our students to use their Spanish skills with local native speakers, regardless of where they live!
Some of the cultural resources we use in our Spanish classes are videos, audio recordings, and readings. These help students learn about the different cultures and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries.
In addition, our instructors are knowledgeable about cultural differences and can help students develop cross-cultural communication skills essential in today’s globalized world.
By learning about and appreciating different cultures, K-12 students can become more open-minded, empathetic, and culturally aware individuals.
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7. Flexibility and Convenience
Finally, Homeschool Spanish Academy’s accredited Spanish classes offer the flexibility and convenience that homeschooling parents and K–12 students need.
Our online classes can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, and students can learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. This can be especially beneficial for K-12 students with busy schedules or unique learning needs.
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Homeschool Spanish Academy Is Your Ideal Choice!
Our ACS WASC accreditation is a game-changer for K–12 Spanish language learners. This accreditation status demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality Spanish language instruction and prepares K–12 students for further language studies and practical application of their skills.
With our high-quality curriculum, experienced instructors, ongoing assessment and improvement, and emphasis on cultural awareness and understanding, Homeschool Spanish Academy is the ideal choice for parents looking for an online Spanish language program for their K-12 students.
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Who Is Homeschool Spanish Academy?
We are an online Spanish school that wants to give parents and their children the tools they need to live happier lives, do better in school, and have real success. Learn about our free Spanish class for kids!
Join one of the 40,000 classes that we teach each month and you can experience results like these…
“This is the best way for your kid to learn Spanish. It’s one-on-one, taught by native Spanish speakers, and uses a curriculum.”
– Sharon K, Parent of 3
“It’s a great way to learn Spanish, from native Spanish speakers in a 1-on-1 environment. It’s been fairly easy to schedule classes around my daughter’s other classes. The best value for us has been ordering multiple classes at a time. All the instructors have been great!”
– Cindy D, Parent of 3
“HSA offers very affordable, quality, one on one classes with a native speaker. My son has greatly benefited from taking classes. We have seen his confidence increase as well as his pronunciation improve, because he learns from a native Spanish speaker. HSA has quick, personal customer service. Our family has been very pleased with our experience so far!”
– Erica P. Parent of 1
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