As your child nears high school age, you find yourself wondering how to graduate a homeschooled student. Great news! The following article will show you that it doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating.
Once your kids hit middle school or so, the Homeschool Inquisition usually shifts from the age-old socialization question to inquiries such as “how are they going to graduate high school?” and “what about college?”.
The big difference is that the socialization question is usually a non-issue, but graduation and secondary education are vital considerations for families homeschooling high school.
So, what do you need to know about how to graduate a homeschooled student? Following are some essentials based on my experience.
Know the Homeschooling Law
Most importantly, make sure you understand the homeschool laws governing your state. My go-to sites for a breakdown of homeschool laws are HSLDA and the statewide homeschool support website, GHEA, for where I live. If you’re not sure where to find your state’s homeschool support group, HSLDA maintains a listing of homeschool support groups by state.
Most states don’t maintain guidelines for graduating a homeschooled student. In most cases, the homeschooling parent determines the graduation requirements for your student. Upon completion of those requirements, you issue your graduate a high school diploma. [Read more…]