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by Yvonne Bunn

Diploma and Additional Documentation

Posted on Jun 1 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. I’ll be submitting my diploma to fulfill the required proof of eligibility to homeschool. Since my diploma has my maiden name on it, should I also send my marriage certificate to show that I am the person listed on the diploma? A. The law requires you to show evidence of how you have complied […]

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Proof of Graduation

Posted on Sep 25 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. My superintendent’s response letter says I must provide proof by August 1 next year that my twelfth-grade student has completed homeschooling. Does the law require that? A.The homeschool statute does NOT require you supply proof to the superintendent that your student has completed home instruction. The purpose of the August 1 evaluation deadline is […]

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State-Recognized Diploma

Posted on Aug 4 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. My teen’s college application asks if he has received a state-recognized high school diploma. How should I respond? A. Without directly saying “no,” I would explain how the Virginia homeschool laws may differ from other state homeschool laws. I suggest you state that under the homeschool statute of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the state […]

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GED For Option 1

Posted on Feb 24 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Does a GED qualify as a high school diploma for option (i) of the homeschool law? A. A GED is not accepted as a high school diploma for the purposes of homeschooling under §22.1-254.1. However, you do have several other options. The law clearly states that “any parent” may provide home instruction under option […]

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Diploma Each Year With NOI

Posted on Jul 15 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Do I have to send my diploma each year with my Notice of Intent since the superintendent should have it on file from previous years? A. Including a diploma or higher credential with your Notice of Intent verifies how you have complied with option (i) of the homeschool statute. If you have provided this […]

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Homeschool Diploma for Option 1

Posted on Jul 8 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. I have a homeschool diploma signed by my parents. Can I use it for option (i) to homeschool my own children, or does a diploma have to be from a public school? A. The first option of the homeschool statute §22.1-254.1(A) states that any parent may provide home instruction in lieu of school attendance […]

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High School Diploma

Posted on Apr 4 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. How do I get a diploma when my teen is ready to graduate? We use a correspondence school, but I prefer a Virginia diploma. A. A homeschool student will not receive a diploma from the Commonwealth of Virginia since he is not graduating from a government school program. The state does not offer a […]

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GED vs. Diploma

Posted on Feb 1 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Should my child take the GED exams? A. Although a GED credential can be earned by a homeschool graduate, HEAV does not recommend a GED for several reasons: It still carries the stigma of being a high school dropout (even if you are not); The military will not accept a person with a GED; […]

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