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 other options.

The law clearly states that “any parent” may provide home instruction under option (i) if he holds a high school diploma. If either parent–the mother or father–has a high school diploma, he or she may write a letter or file a Notice of Intent form and attach a copy of his or her diploma; the same parent should also sign the letter or Notice of Intent form.

You can also homeschool under one of the other options listed in the statute by providing a program of study delivered through a correspondence course or distance learning program or in any other manner, or by submitting written evidence that you are able to provide an adequate education for your child.

With regards,

Yvonne Bunn
HEAV Director of Homeschool Support and Government Affairs

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