L’Expertise Academica

Our mission and values

Academica was founded in 1999 on the tenet that each school constitutes a unique educational environment. Our mission is to give students from all backgrounds access to a free education of quality . Our cornerstone, education centered on the student through personalization, flexibility, creativity and continuous dialogue between educators, students and parents.

50Education in the United States is a federated state prerogative, they are responsible for their policies on education. With charter schools, the federal state wanted to better the quality of public education. They signed a charter with their respective states that allows them a delegation of public services. These schools are places of innovation in terms of education and of course specialization toward various domains, like technology, the arts and international studies.

With 200 schools in 14 states, 150.000 students and 5000 teachers, Academica is its main player and accommodates proven teaching methods with the best of digital technologies.





Digital Pioneer

In certain states, students must take one of their credits online. To service these students, Academica founded Academica Virtual Education (AVE), a certified digital school. Their pool of experts is specialized in digital education. By integrating technology into innovative education initiatives, our team of instructors works with each student and their family to help elaborate a personalized learning plan.

International Education

Based in Miami, International Studies Charter High School (ISCHS) offers a program of multilingual and multicultural studies favoring the acquisition of knowledge and skills in an intellectual and stimulating environment.

By agreement with the French, Spanish and Italian consulate, ISCHS has offered for two decades a dual curriculum: the American High School Diploma and the French Baccalauréat, the Spanish Bachillerato or the Italian Esabac. Certified and accredited by the AEFE, Agency for French Education Abroad, and an exam center for the French Baccalauréat, this school is the precursor to the Dual Diploma.

Academica International Studies (AIS) is the certified institution for students outside the United-States territory, under the state of Florida’s authority.

Our references and accreditations

Our Institutions are accredited on a state and federal level: the state of Florida and its Department of Education, the Federal Department of Education, the national Blue Ribbon schools, AdvancED and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (Advanced SACS).

In the 2018 ranking of the 20,548 intitutions of the US world and News Report, 13 of the first 100 are Academica school.

florida departement of education, l'Etat de floride, le département d'Education fédéral, les écoles nationales BLue Ribbon School, AdvancED et l'association des collèges et des écoles

The High School Diploma :

The student enters high school, equivalent to the French lycée, from the 9th grade (3ème) to the 12th grade (Terminale). They must pass 24 credits, obtained through continuous monitoring, during these 4 years.

Courses studied in American High Schools can be found bellow

American Teachers

«My name is Alissa Longo. I live in Northern Virginia, right outside of Washington, D.C.. This year marks my 14th year teaching. I have loved this journey. I received my bachelor’s degree from Towson University in Maryland and my master’s degree from Wright State University in Ohio. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart and we have a little boy named Preston and a little girl named Shelby. My goal is to create impactful learning experiences for my students that are unforgettable ( in order to help reach their highest potential.)»

Alissa Longo

American Teacher
«Hello! My name is Heather Simmons, and I am excited to be a Global Teacher with the Dual Diploma Program. I was born and raised in Greenwood, South Carolina. I moved to DeFuniak Springs, Florida with my husband (Josh) in 2005 and since have had three children (Reagan, Amelia, and Lucas). I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Education from Troy University in Troy, Alabama. I have been teaching for eleven years and have a passion for seeing my students learn, excel, and succeed. Prior to joining the Dual Diploma faculty, I spent seven years as a traditional classroom teacher and three years as a media specialist.

 It is my belief that education can change the world. By providing my students with an engaging and effective learning environment, I am not just teaching them a skill but helping students become lifelong learners»

Heather Simmons

Global Teacher of the Dual Diploma Program