Homeschool Diplomas

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…

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Diploma and Additional Documentation

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…

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State-Recognized Diploma

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…

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GED For Option 1

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…

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Diploma Each Year With NOI

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…

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Homeschool Diploma for Option 1

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…

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GED vs. Diploma

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Should my child take the GED exams? A. Although a GED credential can be…

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Diploma Needed

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Do I really have to send my diploma? I don’t have it! What should…

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