Can I graduate my homeschooled students who are age 16 or 17 under Virginia homeschool law, and do I need to ask permission from the local superintendent?

Tune in each week to hear Yvonne Bunn, HEAV’s director of homeschool support, answer your questions about homeschooling in Virginia.

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Can students who are homeschooled in Virginia graduate early? Learn the answer in this Virginia Homeschool Questions and Answers video with Yvonne Bunn from HEAV!


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  1. Amy says:

    Could you please post the answer in text format for those of us with limited data plans? Thanks!

    1. admin says:

      Thank you for your response! Yvonne actually has answered this question in the weekly Q&A print version. You can read that answer here:

  2. Kristine says:

    Yes, same request :). Thanks.

  3. Barbara Brown says:

    Transcripts are optional aren’t they?

    1. admin says:

      A transcript is not required to graduate your child from your homeschool. However, many colleges require a transcript, and many employers and the military require a high school diploma. You can read here about the importance of a diploma here: