High School Program

Welcome!

We are delighted for the opportunity to share our high school program with you. Our courses have been thoughtfully prepared to inspire and engage each individual student in a rich academic adventure, taught in light of the restored gospel. Ensign Peak Academy is established to teach Latter-day Saint youth, but welcome all interested students.

We specialize in high-touch, low-tuition online Learning Communities.

Live Program

Each year, our high school students (grades 9-12) attend a set of live, online classes as a Learning Community of 20-25 students. This facilitates the development of great friendships within the Learning Community. Students may opt out of any live class, and tuition will be reduced accordingly.

We are accepting 96 high school students for the 2019-2020 school year, in 4 learning communities.

Visit the Tuition Page to view the tuition rates

Students are invited to…

  • Enjoy inspiring instruction from our terrific mentors.
  • Discuss the lessons with mentors and other students through live webinar-based video, audio and chat.
  • Make consistent progress through rich and meaningful lessons.

2018-2019 Live high school classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – Noon, Mountain Time, August 21, 2018 to May 30, 2019. View the 2018-2019 Calendar.

2019-2020 Live high school classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – Noon, Mountain Time, August 20, 2019 to May 28, 2020. View the 2019-2020 Calendar.

Online personal study modules, assignments and quizzes are completed throughout the week, according to each student’s unique schedule.

Course Schedule Rotation

Ensign Peak Academy course schedules (sets of courses) rotate each year in the same manner as the Latter-day Saint Seminary program, and are therefore non-sequential.  This allows students to join a Learning Community in any year and progress through their middle and high school years. (See the chart at the bottom of this page.)

High School Schedule B: Live Program 2019-2020

  • Will be taught live online for the 2019-2020 school year (August 20, 2019 – May 28, 2020)
  • Will be offered as self-paced courses starting January 20, 2020

books-1149959_640American Literature

2-Semester Course, 1 Credit

This course provides an enriching journey through some of the finest American fiction novels.  Students will also experience a classic American short story, a thought-provoking play, and inspiring poetry.  The course is taught in tandem with English: Writing Dynamics. The literature selections will provide a platform for investigations into the importance of scholarship, the family, virtue, Christian discipleship, the pioneer spirit, integrity and courage. Students will explore a variety of literary devices and writing styles.

1st Semester Readings: Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain; Our Town, by Thorton Wilder; Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott; Poetry of Eliza R. Snow

2nd Semester Readings: The Chosen, by Chaim Potok; Sackett’s Land, by Louis L’Amour; The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway; and To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

writing-pad-3229690_640English: Writing Dynamics

2-Semester Course, 1 Credit

Youth are better prepared to assist in the building of the Kingdom of God, and in preserving liberty when they understand how to write well, and to support written statements with solid reasoning and credible sources. Instruction interrelates with the American Literature course to provide topics for students to use in their writing. The goal of this course is to support students becoming independent, organized and effective readers, writers, listeners, and speakers who are prepared to communicate effectively in academic, professional and social settings.

1st Semester: This semester focuses on creative writing through fable, poetry and script writing, including use of multiple points of view. Students will expand their understanding of grammar, and develop the skill of developing a well-written research paper. They will learn about copyright, avoiding plagiarism, and the concept of public domain.  MLA formatting will be taught. 

2nd Semester: This semester introduces students to the art of the interview. Instruction also focuses on preparing to write an excellent college entrance essay. They will develop a solid resume and learn to write well-constructed business letters and a letter of recommendation. Students will continue to expand their understanding of grammar. 

pyramid-2301471_640Ancient World History

2-Semester Course, 1 Credit

1st Semester: Come with us on an exciting journey that begins with the birth of civilization. Discover the genius of the Sumerians, the empire-building Akkadians, and the great conquests and constructions of the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires. Learn how a young Alexander the Great conquered much of the world. Explore the mighty ancient Egyptian civilizations. Follow the trail of the ancient Hebrews, from the Exodus and the building of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, to captivity in Babylon, the return to Jerusalem, and the establishment of Christ’s church in the Holy Land. Study the growth of early Christianity, the Nicene period, and the Crusades. Become acquainted with ancient Islamic and African empires.

2nd Semester: Discover ancient India, feudal Japan and the dynasties of ancient China. Find out about democracy in ancient Greece, and the fascinating story of Sparta. Learn about ancient Rome – the kingdom, the republic and the empire. Study the Middle Ages and find out about the role of the Anglo-Saxons and the Anglo-Normans in developing western culture and the English language. Discover the history of the powerful Mongol Empire. Take a close look at the great Olmec, Mayan, Inca and Aztec empires.

new-zealand-3018634_640Earth Science

2-Semester Course, 1 Credit

1st Semester: Learn about the structure of the earth, plate tectonics, the rock cycle and the science behind earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides. We will explore the earth’s energy systems, including solar, geothermal, tidal and nuclear energy. Students will also learn about the structure of our atmosphere and how it makes life on earth possible. Explore the hydrosphere – the earth’s water and ocean systems, and learn the science behind floods. Study the layers of the atmosphere and how they relate to human life. Learn the science behind hurricanes. This course invites students to feel gratitude for God’s great creations as they consider the blessings and stewardship of the human family’s relationship with our earthly home.

2nd Semester: Find out about the earth’s climate systems. What is the cryosphere? Explore the biosphere and learn about the importance of the biogeochemical cycles. Understand the differing ideas between the big bang theory vs. the nebular theory of solar system formation. Learn about the rotation and orbit of the earth, earth’s magnetic field, and the technology used to investigate the earth’s systems. Consider ways to be good stewards of the earth. Find out how mankind obtains, uses and manages the earth’s resources, including mineral, petroleum, alternate energy, water, soil and agricultural resources. This course invites students to feel gratitude for God’s great creations as they consider the blessings and stewardship of the human family’s relationship with our earthly home.

baby-2717347_640 (1)Family Science

2-Semester Course, 1 Credit

As spirit sons and daughters of Heavenly Parents, we are all members of the family of God, which provides the model for our families on earth. The Lord has designated the family to be the basic unit of the Church and of society. This course is based on “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” and prepares youth for their future family, while strengthening connections with parents and siblings. 

1st Semester

Discover the difference between dating and courtship, research supporting marriage, reasons to have children and why traditional marriage is good for children. Explore the roles of father and mother, and learn how parents are strengthened when they become partners with God. Learn different approaches to parenting, and the art of communicating with and serving family members. Gain understanding of single individuals and single parents as families. Learn about the joy that comes from protecting marriage, avoiding pitfalls, and maintaining complete fidelity within marriage. 

2nd Semester

Study the role of faith, repentance and forgiveness in family life. Gain understanding of how to increase family respect, love and compassion. Learn about the value of family work and wholesome recreational activities. Find out how parents can care for children’s bodies, minds and spirits, as well as the sacred duty of parents to teach children to be responsible citizens. Explore the blessings of being grandparents, and learn about caring for aging or disabled family members. Consider the individual adaptations of childless couples and adoption. Learn how to protect and heal families from addiction and abuse, and how to navigate family hardships. Study techniques and principles for managing family finances. Discover ways to become an advocate for the family.

business-1137367_640Entrepreneurship

2-Semester Course, 1 Credit

1st Semester

Why do people choose to be entrepreneurs? Hear stories of successful entrepreneurs, including youth-owned businesses. Consider the risks and rewards or business ownership. Learn the best processes for identifying a business opportunity. Give attention to the possibility of becoming a craftsman and going into the trades, as an entrepreneur. Explore the types of education and preparation needed to succeed in various types of businesses. Learn how to evaluate a business opportunity, assess the market and leverage experiments to validate your concept. Review the various business entity types as you consider the best fit for different business opportunities. What are the key financial decisions and sources of funding needed to start a business? How do entrepreneurs best manage their finances? Relate your new knowledge with the parable of the talents, as you learn to be a good steward of the opportunities and gifts the Lord has given to each of his children. 

2nd Semester

Understand the entrepreneur mindset. What does it take to be successful? Every business is a marketing business – learn winning marketing practices that have contributed to the success of many businesses. Who’s on the bus? Find out about the types of people needed to run a business. Even a “one-person-show” needs good advice and support services. Learn about contractors, consultants and employees. Discover effective time management techniques for the entrepreneur who knows how to work in the business as well as on the business…and avoid getting caught up in the whirlwind. What is the meaning of scalability? Consider how to determine goals for business growth. Learn how to protect your ideas. Find out how to write a business plan, and how to create, use and refine a good business strategy. Learn how entrepreneurs choose a location for a retail or service business. Evaluate e-commerce as a business option. Discover ways to improve your competitive advantage. Discuss the joys of determining your lifestyle, and becoming able to contribute generously to philanthropic and humanitarian causes. 

A Parent Shares Her Experience

Amy Bowler“Our son has taken high school classes this year and we have been so pleased with his experience. His mentors are outstanding and the curriculum is excellent as well. I love how he’s been inspired to study more deeply in certain subjects because of what he’s learned in his classes. I also like the variety of study material and multiple options for the assignments. We’ll definitely be participating again next year!”

–Amy Bowler, St. George, UT

 

 

Learning Communities Class Schedules

All class schedules are subject to change.

2019-2020 Class schedule for High School Learning Community #1

Class Time

Tuesday

Thursday

8:00–8:50 Pacific Time  9:00–9:50 Mountain Time 10:00–10:50 Central Time 11:00–11:50 Eastern Time

American Literature

Family Science
9:00–9:50 Pacific Time 10:00–10:50 Mountain Time 11:00–11:50 Central Time 12:00–12:50 Eastern Time

English: Writing Dynamics

Ancient World History

10:00–11:00 Pacific Time 11:00–12:00 Mountain Time 12:00–1:00 Central Time 1:00–2:00 Eastern Time

Earth Science

Entrepreneurship

2019-2020 Class schedule for High School Learning Community #2

Class Time

Tuesday

Thursday

8:00–8:50 Pacific Time  9:00–9:50 Mountain Time 10:00–10:50 Central Time 11:00–11:50 Eastern Time

Family Science

Earth Science

9:00–9:50 Pacific Time 10:00–10:50 Mountain Time 11:00–11:50 Central Time 12:00–12:50 Eastern Time

Entrepreneurship

English: Writing Dynamics

10:00–11:00 Pacific Time 11:00–12:00 Mountain Time 12:00–1:00 Central Time 1:00–2:00 Eastern Time

American Literature

Ancient World History

2019-2020 Class schedule for High School Learning Community #3

Class Time

Tuesday

Thursday

8:00–8:50 Pacific Time  9:00–9:50 Mountain Time 10:00–10:50 Central Time 11:00–11:50 Eastern Time

Earth Science

American Literature
9:00–9:50 Pacific Time 10:00–10:50 Mountain Time 11:00–11:50 Central Time 12:00–12:50 Eastern Time

Family Science

Entrepreneurship

10:00–11:00 Pacific Time 11:00–12:00 Mountain Time 12:00–1:00 Central Time 1:00–2:00 Eastern Time

Ancient World History

English: Writing Dynamics

2019-2020 Class schedule for High School Learning Community #4

Class Time

Tuesday

Thursday

8:00–8:50 Pacific Time  9:00–9:50 Mountain Time 10:00–10:50 Central Time 11:00–11:50 Eastern Time

American Literature

English: Writing Dynamics

9:00–9:50 Pacific Time 10:00–10:50 Mountain Time 11:00–11:50 Central Time 12:00–12:50 Eastern Time

Ancient World History

Family Science

10:00–11:00 Pacific Time 11:00–12:00 Mountain Time 12:00–1:00 Central Time 1:00–2:00 Eastern Time

Entrepreneurship

Earth Science

2019-2020 Semesters

1st Semester: August 20, 2019 – January 16, 2020

2nd Semester: January 21, 2020 – May 28, 2020

Note: Students are welcome to join the live program anytime.

Capstone ImageThe Senior Capstone Project

0.5 Credit Course

Tuition: $185

The Senior Capstone Project is an opportunity for scholarly exploration into some of the greatest ideas that have intrigued mankind for millennia. Study and writing about great ideas invites seniors to recognize, appreciate, seek for and enjoy that which is good, true and beautiful. Mentors and administrators help students prepare to raise their personal “Ensign to the Nations,” as true examples of Christian character and personal discipleship, as they strive to become men and women of wisdom, knowledge, virtue, and purpose. Seniors work one-on-one with a mentor to develop, write and polish three essays, of 1000-1500 words each. Individual students meet with a mentor online, three times for each essay, for 20 minutes each time.

Student Orientation

The 2019-2020 High School Student Orientation will be held live online on Tuesday August 13, 2019 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm Mountain Time. The link and access code will be provided in the Student Center, shortly beforehand. Orientation will be recorded and posted in the Student Center.

New students should attend live, or watch the recording to be introduced to our mentors, learn now to use Canvas and GoToMeeting, submit assignments, and communicate with your mentors.

Returning students are encouraged to attend the first portion of orientation, to meet new mentors and hear about their new classes.

High School Schedule A

  • Now offered as self-paced courses (enroll anytime).
  • Currently being taught live online for the 2018-2019 school year (ends May 30, 2019).
  • Will be taught live online again for the 2022-2023 school year.

florence-1133602_1280Modern World History

2-Semester Course, 1 Credit

This exciting course begins with in overview of the history of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of the Renaissance. Students will then learn about the Age of Exploration and colonization, and the Scientific Revolution. Students will enjoy learning some of the most fascinating aspects of the modern histories of China, India, Korea, Japan, Iran and Russia. Special emphasis will be given to the Reformation, and its relation to the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Students will then dive into learning about the American and French Revolutions, the Atlantic slave trade, the Napoleonic Wars and the Industrial Revolution. Both World Wars will be covered, followed by the division of Korea, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Cold War, the Information Age and Post-Colonial Africa.

book-2899636_1280Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

2-Semester Course, 1 Credit

This course is a rich and thrilling adventure through some of the finest selections of science fiction and fantasy literature. It is taught in tandem with English: Writing Essentials. Students will become acquainted with several outstanding authors of these genres, through engaging lessons, novels, novellas, short stories and poetry. These literature selections will provide a platform for investigations into the importance of virtue, Christian discipleship, integrity and courage, as well as literary themes, symbolism, plot-lines, characters, settings, writing styles, etc. Readings for this course are Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card; Foundation, by Isaac Asimov; The Great Divorce, by C. S. Lewis; Smith of Wootton Major, by J.R.R. Tolkien; and Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Novellas for this course include The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells; Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury; and The Light Princess, by George MacDonald. Short stories for this course include “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” by Harlan Ellison; and “The Cold Equations”, by Tom Goodwin, with one delightful lesson on “Jabberwocky”, by Lewis Carroll.

write-593333_1280English: Writing Essentials

2-Semester Course, 1 Credit

The Lord asks for disciples who are prepared to assist in the building of the Kingdom of God through articulate, well-reasoned persuasion.This course focuses on developing student’s skills and strategies for critical, independent reading and writing of expository, narrative, response to literature, and persuasive texts. MLA formatting will be taught. Instruction interrelates with the Science Fiction Literature course to provide topics for students to use as they articulate their own ideas as well as to analyze, interpret, and evaluate the readings. The goal of this course is to support students becoming independent, strategic, critical readers, writers, listeners, and speakers who communicate effectively in various forms, for genuine purposes, and to authentic audiences.

chemistry-740453_1280Chemistry

2-Semester Course, 1 Credit

This is an introductory course in theories and concepts of modern chemistry. The patterns in chemistry will be presented as evidence of intelligent design. Topics will be presented to increase awareness and understanding of the role of chemistry in everyday life and environmental issues. The course emphasizes the atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, properties of gases, solutions, reaction rates and equilibrium, acid‐base reactions, and chemical thermodynamics. The student will be introduced to quantum mechanics, organic and biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. The laboratory work will develop students reasoning power, the ability to apply chemical principles; as well as acquaint students with chemical laboratory techniques.

fruits-82524_1280Health

1-Semester Course, 0.5 Credits

This course will teach students to view their body as a temple for their spirit. They will learn several valuable strategies for cultivating a healthy lifestyle, in order to fulfill their mission on the earth, have joy, and maintain the health and strength necessary for raising their future family.  Students will be encouraged to follow the Word of Wisdom, as they learn about basic nutrition, avoiding harmful substances, heart health and diabetes. They will learn techniques for managing stress and anxiety, and the benefits and strategies for physical fitness, maintaining an active lifestyle, and wholesome family recreation. The course will also cover basic first aid, safety considerations, tips for healthy sleeping, the value of regular hydration, healthy digestion, deep breathing and relaxation techniques. As students consider the health of their future family, they will learn about healthy pregnancy, childbirth and infant nutrition; the basics of prevention and treatment for some of the most common communicable and non-communicable diseases, and how to help themselves and family members recover from illness and surgery.

manhattan-1674404_1280Music Appreciation

1-Semester Course, 0.5 Credits

This music appreciation course covers music in western civilization from the Medieval Era to the present. In this course students will study the life and works of great composers like Hildegard von Bingen, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Copland, and more. This course is structured to accommodate students with and without previous musical training, aiming to inspire a true sense of understanding and appreciation for music and its application to the religious, political, and social environment of the past and present world.  

monitor-1307227_1280Computer Technology

1-Semester Course, 0.5 Credits

This unique course provides broad level computer literacy to prepare students for future careers and to provide general comprehension of computer-related topics, so that students feel confident in seeking for technology solution in many aspects of their lives. Topics covered include hardware, operating systems, software, productivity software, networks, the internet, programming, databases, creativity and entertainment, social platforms, family history, using lds.org, security, safety, privacy, data protection, societal impact, ethics, intellectual property, and legalities, careers and further education, and emerging technologies.

piggy-2889046_1280Financial Literacy

1-Semester Course, 0.5 Credits

This course covers a broad array of topics designed to prepare youth to be wise stewards of their finances – now and during their future adult life. Students will learn principles and strategies for tracking money, budgeting, saving, and developing good financial habits and goal setting practices. Guidelines will be given for selecting a financial institution, paying for college, understanding loans and credit scores, buying a car, considering the financial aspects of career options, and mortgages. Instruction will cover eCommerce, merchant accounts, payment gateways, and an introduction to cryptocurrency. A comprehensive overview of LDS donations will be given, as well as an excellent introduction to the joys of philanthropy. The course concludes with an overview of the rights and responsibilities of buyers and sellers, including protection from fraud, scams, ponzi schemes, avoiding gambling, safe online purchasing, and the role of government in protecting the consumer.

Note: The course books and materials list is posted in Student Center.

Self-Paced Program

  • Students may enroll any time of the year.
  • Select the courses you want, or enroll in the full set of courses described below.
  • Courses are accessed through Canvas. All grading, feedback and communication is provided within Canvas.
  • No time limit for course completion – students work at their own pace.
  • Upon completion, courses are entered onto the student’s High School Transcript.

View the Tuition page and the Admissions Process page for enrollment information.

Math Courses

We are pleased to offer Shormann Math for all of our students, as self-paced online courses. Please visit our Shormann Math page for details.

World Language Courses

We are pleased to offer Rosetta Stone courses in French, Spanish, German and Mandarin Chinese. Please visit our Rosetta Stone page for details.

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Ensign Peak High School Graduation Requirements and Live Course Schedules

Schedules A, B, C and D are sets of live courses. As self-paced courses are developed, students may opt to take all or some courses as independent, self-paced sections, in any order. Some self-paced courses are required for graduation.

Note: Graduation is contingent on Ensign Peak Academy receiving accreditation. This procedure has been initiated. Please see the accreditation page for more information.

REQUIRED AREAS Required Credit SCHEDULE A (2018-19) SCHEDULE B (2019-20) SCHEDULE C (2020-21) SCHEDULE D (2021-22)
English: Literature

Taught live

3 Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

(1 cr.)

American Literature

(1 cr.)

English Literature

(1 cr.)

World Literature

(1 cr.)

English: Writing

Taught live

3 English: Writing Essentials

(1 cr.)

English: Writing Dynamics       (1 cr.) English: Writing Skills

(1. cr.)

English: Writing Adventures

(1 cr.)

World History

Taught live

4 Modern World History

(1 cr.)

Ancient World History

(1 cr.)

American History     (1 cr.) US Government and Citizenship

(1 cr.)

Math

Self-paced Independent only

3 Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry 

Visit Shormann Math page for details

(Each math course is 1 cr.)

Science

Taught live

3 Chemistry

(1 cr.)

Earth Science

(1 cr.)

Physics

(1 cr.)

Biology

(1 cr.)

World Languages

Self-paced Independent only

2 Spanish, French, German and Mandarin Chinese

(6 Units of Rosetta Stone equal 1 cr.)

Visit Rosetta Stone page for details

*Physical Education

See note below

2 Health

(0.5 cr.)

Taught live

**Fine Arts

See note below

1 Music Appr’n

(0.5 cr.)

Taught live

Art Appr’n

(0.5 cr.)


Studio Art    

(0.5 cr.)

Computer Tech 0.5 Computer Tech

(0.5 cr.)

Financial Literacy 0.5 Financial Literacy

(0.5 cr.)

Family Science 1 Family Science

(1 cr.)

Principles of Leadership 0.5 Principles of Leadership

(0.5 cr.)

Electives:

Taught live

Fulfills

Elective

Credit

Entrepre-neurship    (1 cr.) Geography   (1 cr.)


College Prep (0.5 cr.)


Life Skills

(0.5 cr.)

Critical Thinking

(0.5 cr.)

Electives: Simulations Week      Live event  (addt’l cost) Fulfills Elective Credit Clash of the Cultures

(0.5 cr.)

Choose Your Own Adventure

(0.5 cr.)

Crossfire on the Floor

(0.5 cr.)

The Surprise Summit

(0.5 cr.)

***Total Electives Credit Requirement 2 See note below
Senior Capstone Project 0.5 Individually mentored and completed during the senior year.
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Self-paced Math Courses

We are pleased to offer Shormann Math for our students, as self-paced online courses. Please visit our Shormann Math page for details.

Self-paced Foreign Language Courses

We are pleased to offer Rosetta Stone courses in French, Spanish, German and Mandarin Chinese. Please visit our Rosetta Stone page for details.

*Physical Education Participation Credit

1.5 pass/fail participation credits may be earned through verified independent guided instruction in a sports team, individual sport, dance, yoga, or training and conditioning, towards fulfilling the Physical Education requirement.

**Fine Arts Participation Credit

1.0 pass/fail participation credit may be earned through verified independent guided instruction in dance, theater, drama, music lessons/ensemble, debate, or studio art, towards fulfilling the Fine Arts requirement.

Complete and submit this Participation Credit Application to receive credit for verified independent instruction in Physical Education and Fine Arts.

***Electives

Electives may include any courses that are in addition to the required credit amount, offered live or self-paced, in Fine Arts, World Languages, History, Science, English, and Electives.

Electives:

World Geography (1 cr.)

Critical Thinking (0.5 cr.)

Entrepreneurship (1 cr.)

College Prep (0.5 cr.)

Life Skills (0.5 cr.)

Graduation Credit Policy: Ensign Peak Academy accepts credit earned at other schools recognized by a national, regional or state accrediting agency.* Credit from other institutions, which is a reasonable match with the Ensign Peak Academy graduation requirements, will meet those requirements. A minimum of 25% of the credit applied towards graduation, must be earned through courses taken directly through Ensign Peak Academy. In addition, all Ensign Peak Academy students must complete the Senior Capstone Project in order to graduate.

If a student withdraws from a course prior to completion of 80% of 0.5 credits, the course will not appear on the transcript. Withdrawal from a course is done by sending a note to the mentor or administrator, letting them know that the student wishes to withdraw from a course and they will be deactivate from the course. We keep all academic records. Students are welcome to re-activate in self-paced courses they have withdrawn from, at anytime during their high school career.

*Recognized regional accrediting agencies include the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.