Who We Are
Regionally accredited. CALCampus is a private, international, online distance learning institution, located in New Hampshire, which offers both college and high school courses solely through the medium of the Internet. Recognized and licensed by the Higher Education Commission – Career School Division of the New Hampshire Department of Education and accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), CALCampus has been recognized and accepted by the international community for decades as an exclusive online distance learning institution. Enrollment is open to individual learners anywhere in the world who have access to the Internet.
CALCampus was founded in 1982 as the Computer Assisted Learning Center (CALC) and has been teaching exclusively online since early 1986 when it opened its first online tutoring center for high school and continuing education learners on the QuantumLink network. It was known for years as the CALC Online Campus and adopted the name of CALCampus. CALCampus was the first to develop and implement the concept of a totally online-based school through which administration, real-time classroom instruction, and materials were provided online.
CALCampus provides individual courses for job skills enhancement, career change, continuing education, adult basic education, personal and professional development, undergraduate college credit, and high school prerequisites for adult learners. Courses are offered in the academic areas of mathematics, science, social science, humanities, business, law, and English. English (ESL) courses are offered for non-native speakers.
CALCampus issues a hardcopy official transcript of course completion with grade earned for each individual course successfully completed. For programs, we issue a certificate of program completion with transcript of courses completed for the program. Refer to the Academics page for information about courses and for prices of currently available courses. To register, see Admissions.
CALCampus services (libraries, administrative communications, conference rooms, Web site, Web applications, etc.) are provided through our dedicated Course Management System, which is accessible to registered students via the Internet at http://cms.calcampus.edu/
Through our Online Campus, students and teachers utilize our online classrooms and libraries. Teachers are available through the Course Management System and e-mail, and they hold weekly office hours online for realtime chat. We provide an online Bookstore for course textbooks.
Accreditation & State Approval
We have two divisions: Postsecondary (non-degree) and High School. CALCampus serves adult learners with courses that are primarily postsecondary for college credit. We also offer high school credit courses for adult learners.
- Postsecondary Division: Licensed and approved by the State of New Hampshire Higher Education Commission, Career School Licensing RSA 188-G:1-10, as a private non-degree granting distance learning postsecondary career school. The Commission’s mission is to provide access to higher education and to ensure educational quality.
Click here for our listing in the AdvancED database of accredited institutions.
By our choice, we do not offer financial aid nor participate in federal student loan programs and do not offer degrees. This means, of course, that we will not be on lists of degree-granting colleges nor on lists of colleges that participate in federal loan programs.
Mission, Purpose, and Philosophy
History and Vision
CALCampus began as the Computer Assisted Learning Center (CALC), which was founded in 1982 in Rindge, New Hampshire, as a small, offline computer-based, adult learning center. The center was based on the vision of providing affordable, quality instruction to individual learners through the use of computers. In those early years, CALC also compiled and distributed public domain educational software and published articles dealing with the use of computers in education.
CALC’s vision broadened over the years as the online world opened and we were able to serve students from diverse geographic locations through the use of computers and the Internet. In early 1986, CALC became a totally online school through its Tutoring Center on the QuatumLink network, and followed with structured courses in 1986. From 1986 through 1995, CALC Online Campus, as it was known, opened its online school on several major telecommunications networks, including PC-Link, AppleLink, AOL, Delphi, GEnie, and CompuServe. In early 1995, CALC Online Campus made its online school available through the Internet as CALCampus.com and after receiving regional accreditation, the domain changed to calcampus.edu. Since 1986, CALCampus has been in continual operation as an online school and we have been pleased to see the increasing adoption of online education by the mainstream educational community over the decades.
Our Faculty and Administration
The CALCampus Faculty are veterans in online distance teaching and are practicing educators and professionals in their fields. Some have been teaching with us online since the 1980s. Most instructors have a Master’s degree in their subject areas; some have Doctorates. Teachers in our high school diploma program core curriculum are certified. CALCampus is administered by a Director who has extensive experience and academic credentials in the field of online distance learning and educational administration. The Director and Faculty regularly consult on curriculum matters, make improvements to existing courses and programs, and develop new courses and programs to fulfill the needs of our students. CALCampus has a School Committee, comprised of the Director, a senior Faculty member, and a school Attorney, which communicates on matters of importance to the school’s curriculum, operation, financial matters, and student body needs. We all have one shared goal: to provide quality instruction to our students.
To learn more about the faculty, please see our faculty page:
- CALCampus Faculty
Policy of Nondiscrimination
CALCampus does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, nationality, ethnic origin, or region of residence. Its educational and admissions policies are based on this policy of nondiscrimination.
Student Advisement and Career Planning
The CALCampus Director and Faculty welcome questions from current and prospective students via e-mail or telephone. For transfer credit, we tell all students to check with their own school advisor. CALCampus also provides career planning information online.