ACCREDITATION

ACCREDITATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS & STANDARDS

 

ABOUT PIE ACADEMY 

PIE Academy provides high quality, accredited online education and support services for students in 1st to 12th grade in and around Europe, and is based in the Netherlands. 

PIE Academy is an official representative of AmericanK12 School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (https://americank12school.com). It is a fully recognized and accredited K-12 school that offers a wide array of online learning programs for children and adults. AmericanK12 was founded in 2017 and its curriculum focuses on authentic learning experiences specifically designed to provide students with courses that lead to industry certification and college credit. 

The diploma issued after 24 credits in various subjects (both core and electives) have been completed through PIE Academy is apostilled by the Florida Secretary of State and is 100% fully accredited and accepted worldwide. The diploma meets regional and national accreditation requirements and is identical to the one that students who attend schools in the state of Florida receive. The diploma has been accepted by many private and public universities in the Netherlands and around the world, including well-known and top academic universities such as Harvard and Stanford University (see attached list). Research universities in the Netherlands accept this diploma with 3-4 AP certificates, after completing the respective AP courses that PIE Academy also offers, see https://tinyurl.com/yc89k49f

PIE Academy also assists all its students with finding colleges, sorting through financial aid, and preparing them for their next step in their academic careers, which also includes counseling on studying abroad and playing varsity sports.

ACCREDITATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

AK12 is a member of or has been certified by the following institutions:

Florida Department of Education (https://www.fldoe.org), school registration number 5567. 

This is the state education agency of Florida and the state-level government responsible for education, including providing information, resources, and technical assistance on educational matters to schools and residents. AK12 is recognized as a degree granting institution. 

Disabilities served: 

  • Other health impaired

  • Hospitality/Homebound

  • Gifted

  • Specific learning disability

  • Established conditions

  • Intellectual disability

  • Physical therapy

  • Emotional/Behavioral disability 

Cognia, previously AdvancED (https://www.cognia.org/)   

Cognia is the same non-profit and non-partisan organization that oversees the recognition and professional certification of more than 34,000 educational institutions around the world.
Cognia Accreditation is well known at all stages of the educational spectrum.

It is the largest accreditation system for educational institutions in the world.

Cognia is the unified association of three of the U.S. regional Accrediting Agencies: 

  • North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)

  • Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)

These are the same organizations that accredit leading universities. Cognia provides nationally recognized accreditation for middle and high school districts and individual schools, including 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the US and in 65 countries worldwide and educating 15 million students.

Accreditation by Cognia is an important quality requirement of Nuffic in the Netherlands (https://tinyurl.com/yfpnpwp2). 

 

 

Better Business Bureau

AK12 is an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau.

National Council for Private School Accreditation (https://ncpsa.org)

Its goal is to improve the quality of private school education through the process of accreditation. It recognizes quality schools & accreditors worldwide and is dedicated to the accreditation process as a viable and responsible means of establishing a witness of school excellence. 

College Board (https://www.collegeboard.org

AK12 is a member under CEEB code 102793

This is an American non-profit organization that was formed in 1899 as the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) to expand access to higher education. The College Board runs a membership association of institutions, including over 6,000 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. 

The College Board also offers the Advanced Placement Program which gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school. Through taking AP exams, students can earn college credit and placement. To view a list of the AP subjects, visit the AP Collegeboard at (https://tinyurl.com/2p8snrws)

 

 

STANDARDS

All 1st to 12th grade courses offered by PIE Academy comply with the United States Common Core State Standards (http://www.corestandards.org). These are high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. The standards are:

1. Research- and evidence-based

2. Clear, understandable, and consistent

3. Aligned with college and career expectations

4. Based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills

5. Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards

6. Informed by other top performing countries to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society

 

The Common Core standards define the knowledge and skills students should gain throughout their K-12 education to graduate high school prepared to succeed in entry-level careers, introductory academic college courses, and workforce training programs.

 

Southern Regional Education Board (https://www.sreb.org)  

PIE Academy provides and guarantees access to teachers who are qualified, trained, and professional. They are carefully selected based on teaching certifications, educational backgrounds, proven and demonstrated experience with international students and with online teaching. PIE continuously monitors and conducts performance appraisals of its teachers as prescribed in the Online Teaching Evaluation for State Virtual Schools issued by the Southern Regional Education Board.

 

PIE Academy provides Success Coaches who are proficient speakers of English and are carefully selected based on certifications, educational backgrounds, proven counseling quality, and demonstrated experience with international students and with online counseling and coaching. 

 

Students gain access to a Student and Parent Portal through which they can access the following:

  • The Canvas platform, an award-winning Learning Management System.

       For access to all coursework, see https://tinyurl.com/4x6rem9s

       and https://tinyurl.com/yc46s7j4 

  • A booking system, through which students and their parents can easily book tutoring

       and coaching sessions. 

  • An Online Library that is rich with skills and academic resources.

 

To verify accreditation, memberships and standards of AmericanK12 School and PIE Academy, please visit the links above or send us an email at info@pieacademy.org


SAMPLE LIST OF COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES WHERE OUR DIPLOMA WAS ACCEPTED

 

Europe

  • Breda University of Applied Sciences - Breda, the Netherlands

  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences - Eindhoven, the Netherlands

  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

  • HAN University of Applied Sciences – Arnhem, the Netherlands

  • Istanbul University - Turkey

  • Lithuanian University of Health Sciences – Lithuania

  • Medical University of Varna - Bulgaria

  • Medical University of Zagreb - Croatia

  • Munich Business School, Germany

  • NHL Stenden – Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

  • Richmond University – The American University - London, United Kingdom

  • Sofia University – Bulgaria

  • University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien – Austria

  • University of Coventry – United Kingdom

  • University of Liège Faculty of Medicine – Belgium

  • Varna University of Management – Varna, Bulgaria

 

United States and Canada

  • Alabama State University

  • American River College

  • American University

  • Arizona State University

  • Arkansas State University

  • Art Institute of Atlanta & Pittsburgh

  • Auburn University

  • Austin Community College

  • Austin Peay State University

  • Bethel College

  • Bethune Cookman University

  • Brown University

  • Dartmouth College

  • DePaul University

  • Duke University

  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Florida State University

  • Harvard University

  • Iowa State University

  • Louisiana State University

  • McGill University - Canada

  • Mississippi State University

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music

  • Southern Methodist University

  • Stanford University

  • State University of New York

  • Temple University

  • Texas A & M University

  • Texas State University

  • Thornton School of Music

  • Tulane University

  • Tyler Junior College

  • University of Alabama

  • University of Arkansas

  • University of California - Los Angeles

  • University of California - Irvine

  • University of Central Florida

  • University of Cincinnati

  • University of Florida

  • University of Kentucky

  • University of Miami

  • University of Michigan

  • University of New Orleans

  • University of New Mexico

  • University of North Carolina

  • University of Oregon

  • University of San Francisco

  • University of South Florida

  • University of West Florida

  • University of Texas - Austin

  • University of Wisconsin

  • US Coast Guard Academy

  • Washington State University

  • West Chester University

  • Wright State University

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