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Is Primavera Accredited?

Primavera is an Arizona home-grown school founded nearly two decades ago. We are also Arizona’s largest high school, educating 20,000 students each school year.
Still, the most common question we receive is, “Is Primavera accredited?” Or “Will I get an actual diploma if I graduate with Primavera?” Your answer is below.

Is Primavera Accredited?

The answer is yes!

We are a legitimate public charter school. Our instructors are highly qualified and our coursework is aligned to state and national standards.

In other words, we are a real high school, we simply instruct our students online.

What is a Public Charter School?

If you attend the traditional high school within your neighborhood boundaries, you attend a public school.

A public charter school is very similar. They are tuition free and accredited just like a traditional school. Public charter schools are held to the same standards in student achievement. The difference, according to the Arizona Public Charter School Association is this:

“Charter schools are unique public schools that are allowed the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement,” (

Where Does Primavera Receive its Accreditation?

Primavera is accredited through AdvancED. This is an intensive evaluation of the school’s academic strategies and goals, improvements and instructionIn April 2015, Primavera’s accreditation was renewed for an additional five years.

View our accreditation certificate here.

What Does it Means to be Accredited?

Accreditation is incredibly important. It’s is what gives value to your diploma. Primavera Online High School diplomas are recognized by employers and universities nationwide. Really, it is the same as earning a diploma through a traditional, brick and mortar school.

Benefits of Attending Primavera Online

Although the diploma you earn is the same, the high school experience is different. Some benefits of Primavera:

  • 100% online, flexible schedule
  • Easily accessible help from teachers and counselors
  • Two courses every six weeks
  • Safe environment
  • Engaging student life

To learn more about online school, head here.

Our first fall classes start Monday, July 31. Classes start every two weeks, so you can get started at a time that’s best for you.



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