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You Can't Make a High School Accept your Credits

It's easy to pull children out of school and begin homeschooling.  It's more challenging to go the other way.   If you have been homeschooling, you may have difficulty convincing a public or private high school to accept credits earned in your homeschool.


High schools don't have to accept your homeschool credits, and you can't MAKE them accept your credits. Create the transcript as you would for a college, but recognized that they have all the power. Accredited high schools will accept accredited homeschool credits.  Unaccredited high school may accept unaccredited homeschool credits.  It is entirely at their discretion.  The format of your transcript probably won't matter.


Ironically, colleges don't care so much about accredited or unaccredited transcripts.  They see transcripts from unaccredited high schools all the time and treat unaccredited homeschools much the same way.

I do have articles that will help:

This one explains homeschool accreditation.

And this one talks about how to move kids from homeschool to public school.



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Comments 3

Guest - Lee (website) on Friday, 03 June 2011 14:34

Oh Dianne! I hope you have good luck! I think it's much easier at a private school that public, so I'm hoping it will go OK for you!
Blessings,
Lee

Oh Dianne! I hope you have good luck! I think it's much easier at a private school that public, so I'm hoping it will go OK for you! Blessings, Lee
Guest - Dianne (website) on Friday, 03 June 2011 14:10

Ironically, I'm in the process of completing a transcript for my son to attend a private school for his senior year of high school. Interesting timing for this article to arrive in my inbox.

Ironically, I'm in the process of completing a transcript for my son to attend a private school for his senior year of high school. Interesting timing for this article to arrive in my inbox.
Guest - Kirsten O'Malley (website) on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:31

Hi Lee -- More and more of our students are full-time students at a public school, but choosing to take "outside credits" with one of our teachers, which is similar to homeschooling since we design the courses around the student. The problem, as you mentioned, is that a student splitting their time between public and homeschooling has to seek pre-approval before doing a homeschool class, and even then many districts have a limit of credits a student can apply to their diploma. It puts students who need more 1-on-1 help in the position of giving up the opportunity to walk with their class -- although obviously they can graduate through a number of private high schools just by transferring credits (NARHS.org, for example) or getting a home school diploma (homeeducationdesigns.org).
If anyone has other alternatives, please let me know!

Hi Lee -- More and more of our students are full-time students at a public school, but choosing to take "outside credits" with one of our teachers, which is similar to homeschooling since we design the courses around the student. The problem, as you mentioned, is that a student splitting their time between public and homeschooling has to seek pre-approval before doing a homeschool class, and even then many districts have a limit of credits a student can apply to their diploma. It puts students who need more 1-on-1 help in the position of giving up the opportunity to walk with their class -- although obviously they can graduate through a number of private high schools just by transferring credits (NARHS.org, for example) or getting a home school diploma (homeeducationdesigns.org). If anyone has other alternatives, please let me know!
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