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Adison Highschool / FRAUD

1 VA, United States

Adison Highschool claims that they are located in Houston, Texas. I called the Texas Department of Education and they personally told me that this school is not accredited with the U.S. Department of Education. If you call Adison, they will tell you that the blogs telling you that their school is a scam are blogs written by their competetors. I can tell you now that I am not a competetor. When you do the live chat and ask for an address they will then tell you that online schools dont have an address. Which is BS. I've decided to post all my live chats with the school on this blog. If you read these conversations you will see how they try to steer you from the truth. If you take their online test to receive your diploma, BEWARE. They give you the correct answers and let you re-take the test so you will NO MATTER WHAT, pass the test. I've called 16 colleges and they have all told me that Adison School is not accredited and they WILL NOT accept the diploma. I also have a military contact who also told me the same exact thing.
Here is the ACTUAL Live Chat I had.
NOTE: The first chat is the one I had after I passed the test. I passed this test in under 20 minutes..because they gave me all the correct answers..
The 2nd chat was to try to ask questions and I was ignored and then cut off because they did not want to answer my questions about their accredidation.

FIRST CHAT
Clive Pierce: Congratulation On Passing the test, Kindly Click on tihis Chat Box to avail your Discount on your FEE, or simply call [protected] ext 8043 this is Clive Pierce the Head Counselor !!
Clive Pierce: Job well done
Kelly Fairman: So, ive passed these tests. What does this mean? You just send me a highschool diploma now?
Clive Pierce: Yes
Clive Pierce: As you will complete your file and pay off your fee you will receive your package in the mail
Kelly Fairman: And these diplomas are accepted everywhere?
Clive Pierce: Could i have your mailing address so i can save your scores
Clive Pierce: Adison High School diplomas are generally accepted by institutions/employers across the globe as they are awarded by a recognized High School which is fully accredited by top accrediting body of online education.
Clive Pierce: We already have over 45000 satisfied graduates which include military officials, working adults, homeschool students etc. and they are using their diplomas effectively as per their requirements.
Kelly Fairman: I understand that, but im just trying to figure out if there is more workI have to do or is this the end of it?
Clive Pierce: No this was the test were suppose to pass and you already did, now you are a graduate with us
Kelly Fairman: 1023 Arlington Blvd.
Kelly Fairman: Arlington, VA 22209
Clive Pierce: Okay your scores are saved now
Kelly Fairman: How long do I have to pay you?
Clive Pierce: And as your regular fee is $299 but if you go ahead and pay off today it will be $254
Kelly Fairman: How long do I have to pay the 299 if I cant pay today?
Clive Pierce: Then you have 15 days to pay off the fee
Kelly Fairman: I'm just trying to figure out why this is so easy.
Kelly Fairman: sorry im a little worried
Clive Pierce: It was a regular test which you take in a GED testing center
Kelly Fairman: Right, but you a time limit and no recources for answers like the internet in a GED testing center
Clive Pierce: and the test is hard for student who are 16 17 or 18 and you ate 23 right ?
Kelly Fairman: yes
Clive Pierce: So it will be easy for a person who is 23 right ?
Kelly Fairman: Yes.
Kelly Fairman: So I just log into this site when I can pay and then I will be sent a high school diploma? THATS IT?
Kelly Fairman: in 15 days no less?
Clive Pierce: Yes
Kelly Fairman: Thank you. May I have a phone number and address for you and this school?
Clive Pierce: So when are you paying for it ?
Kelly Fairman: Before the 15 days is up.
Clive Pierce: Okay
Kelly Fairman: Thank you. May I have a phone number and address for you and this school?
Clive Pierce: Number is [protected] and extension is 8043 #
Kelly Fairman: address?
Clive Pierce: Why do you need address ?
Clive Pierce: You have to call back and pay
Kelly Fairman: I understand that but I want to know if this is legitimate before I pay so I would please like the address. I will pay online before the 15 days but I would like the address to do research.
Clive Pierce: Online schools do not have an address
Kelly Fairman: You have to have a corporate address through the state corporation commission where you are registered
Clive Pierce: We are in Houston TX
Clive Pierce: and online schools are not allowed to provide the address as we are an online schools
Clive Pierce: school*
Kelly Fairman: I assume the school is registered in Houston, Tx, with the SCC? If so, I can look up the Corporate address that way or the registered agents address which is maybe the Corporate Attorney's name and address. Is that right?
Clive Pierce: Madam
Clive Pierce: Online schools are not allowed to provide the address
Kelly Fairman: Ok, let me do my research. Before the 15 days are up, I will decided to send the money. Im going to call the US department of education and I'll make my decision before then. Thank you for your time.
Clive Pierce: Click Here to see Our Credentials
Kelly Fairman: ok thank you for your time
Chat session has been terminated by the site operator.

SECOND CHAT

Please wait for a site operator to respond.
You are now chatting with 'Dennis Hill'
Dennis Hill: Welcome to Adison High School! This is Dennis Hill, please take note of my email address dhill@adisonhighschool.com and our Toll Free # [protected] Ext. 719#, incase the chat session ends abruptly.
Dennis Hill: How may I assist you today?
Kelly Fairman: Yes, I took the test and passed but Im just informing you that i wont be paying the 300 dollars for the diploma
Dennis Hill: ok
Dennis Hill: Thank you for chatting with me. Please take note of my Toll Free # [protected] ext. 719# and email address dhill@adisonhighschool.com
Dennis Hill: incase if you need any further assistance.
Kelly Fairman: I checked with the US department of education and they told me that you are not an accredited school
Kelly Fairman: is this true?
Dennis Hill: well its not
Dennis Hill: if it was than school would have been closed long back
Kelly Fairman: So, I was lied to by the US department of education youre telling me?
Dennis Hill: online school do not need to be accredited with the department of Education
Dennis Hill: online school have a different accreditation
Kelly Fairman: Thats what the last counselor told me and I called and the department told me they do.
Dennis Hill: that's an online body
Kelly Fairman: My sister received a diploma from you AND paid for it and she cant get accepted ANYWHERE because all the colleges and MILITARY told her you werent accredited
Kelly Fairman: How can you feel good about yourself doing this to people?
Dennis Hill: Thank you for chatting with me. Please take note of my Toll Free # [protected] ext. 719# and email address dhill@adisonhighschool.com
Dennis Hill: incase if you need any further assistance.
Chat session has been terminated by the site operator.

As you can seem it's very hard for them to give you an actual legitimate excuse as to why nobody can back them up on their accredidation. PLEASE BEWARE. Save your $300.00 and study for your GED. In order to receive an actual HS diploma YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK!!! It's dissapointing but true. Don't buy into this scam. You WILL be let down. I can guarantee this.

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