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Can you get a legal diploma and get scholarships for homeschool?

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May 21, 2019 / By Hillary
Question: im looking into homeschooling and i found a couple of places that offers a curriculum. The reason i am getting homeschooled is because i am trying to pursue my career in motocross and get all the training and free time to ride as possible. But i still want to have a diploma to go to college if the unfortunate happens with my 1st plan for my life.. always need a backup plan in case motocross doesnt work out so i am wondering if all of the scholarships in the state education system is offered by doing homeschool? and i need a good place to start i am thinking about www.citizenhighschool.com good or not?
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Echo Echo | 10 days ago
You don't need an accredited diploma to go to college if you're homeschooled. Your parents can issue a diploma if you feel you need to have that piece of paper that says "You did it". But colleges don't give two rats tails aobut it. When applying to university as a homeschooler, they'll onnly want to see your transcript, SAT/ACT scores, and all the other application requirements (essays, interview, etc). Some may wish to see some additional testing in certain subject areas, or a bibliography of books and materials used so they can get an idea of what your courses were like, and it will certainly help to have extracurricular activities and/or volunteer hours to list as well, especially when applying for scholarships, but you don't need a diploma. Here is some info on the different types of homeschoolikng so you don't get into thinking that you HAVE to do it online through an accredited school. It is different for every family that does it, and often even for every individual child. As stated above, some people do online school which means you have teachers you corespond with over the internet. The online school sends you your materials and you complete the work and get a grade, just like regular school, only done on the computer from home or the library or the road if you travel a lot. Some people homeschool through a private school or school of corespondance that sends them their books and materials for assignments, labs, projects, etc through the mail. With this type of home schooling, you usually send a report to the base school at set intervals. Some people attend charter schools that let them go in to school once or twice a week, collect work, turn in work, and get help if they need it, though this isn't really what most consider to be homeschooling. Neither is online school to some people. Some people take full responsibility for their own/their child's education by doing more traditional homeschooling. The parents and children choose their own curriculumk, text books, work books, lab equipment, videos, software, and any other materials they wish to use. They also choose their own subjects based on the child's individual interests and goals, for example, if the child wishes to go on to university, they will study the important core subjects that universities look for on transcripts as well as a variety of electives based on individual interests, needs, and goals. I personally am interested in robotics, animation, creative writing, and music, so this year I've been studying Programming and Robotics with various books and robotics/electronics kits for labs, 3D Animation with computer software, and creative writing with a textbook and books frokm the library. I also takek music lessons in the community and I am a member of a band. In this form of homeschooling, the state may require that you take a yearly standardized test to show that you are performing at or above grade level. In the states that are a bit more strict about homeschooling, your parents may need to send in a quarterly report, just like a report card in a way. Your parents may also give you tests at home if you all agree that this is what will be best for you, but it isn't required.You may also get grades like you do in school, or you may be on a Pass/Fail system, or you may have a totally unique grading system, or no grades at all. I take tests, but not for grades. When I take a test in a subject it is only to determine how far along I've come in that subject. The "grade" is never final because I homeschool to learn, not to just get by with a passing grade. If, for example, I took a test on a chapter I did in Algebra and I didn't do well on a few questions, instead of just going on to the next chapter, I go back and review the stuff I didn't get right on the test and then take the test again before moving on. For me, all tests are for is to tell me when I can move on to something more challenging. For me, and many others, tests aren't always in the same format as they are in public school. Sometimes in certain subjects, I'm tested by being given an extensive project or presentation to do to show my understanding of the topic cover, or asked to write a paper on it, or give a mock lesson on it as if I were the teacher. You know you truly understand something when you can accurately and confidently teach it to someone else. Often my mother, adult friends, or friends closer to my age who are in college or who have already mastered te subject will act as audience durring presentations or re-teaching activities, checking me if I don't seem to understand something. I only do this for certain subjects and topics though. Homeschoolers sometimes do a lot of the things you may do in public school, but sometimes they do more as well. Many homeschoolers do a lot of hands-on activities like labs in science. This year, I am taking Chemistry, and I have all the same lab equipment you would use in a public high school chemistry class, just on a smaller scale, and with lab instructions specific to homeschooling (not requiring large groups of students, or very-hard-to-obtain chemicals). It was the same in Biology and in Physical Science. I have homeschooled friends who take thier science classes in a co-op group (kind of a homeschool class where parents and community volunteers act as teachers for each subject), and still other homeschool friends who take all of their highschool science classes (and some other classes) at the local community college as duel-enrollment students (just like regular highschool duel enrollment). Homeschoolers don't miss out on the social aspects of school either. They certainly do not spend all of their time inside the house. Homeschoolers spend a lot of their time is spent out in the community, learning and experiencing life in the real world instead of in a house or in a classroom alone. Many homeschoolers take classes offered in the community such as art classes at an art studio or museum, musical instrument or voice lessons as well as band or chorus classes for homeschoolers at local music stores or schools, fencing lessons, swimming lessons, horseback riding lessons, classes and programs offered through local childrens museums, science museums, or history museums, classes or programs offered through the library, community/youth center, YMCA, or other Parks and Rec programs, dance class, and so on. Naturally, these are great opportnities for homeschoolers to interact with others of all ages, homeschoolers and public schoolers alike. There are also clubs outside of the regular public schools such as riding clubs, clubs offered through libraries and community centers, drama clubs at local theaters, boy scouts, girl scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, youth group for those who are into the church scene, OM, academic teams, community sports, individual sports like martial arts, tennis, fencing, swimming, etc, and much much more. Many cities or counties also have homeschool organizations or co-ops where, as stated above, homeschoolers can take classes with other homeschoolers as well as go on frequent feild trips (though any homeschool parent or group of parents can arrange a feild trip when they want to), join clubs sponsored by the group (as many as can be thought of and started by the members), work on a yearbook or newspaper staff, attend dances or holiday parties (most groups have something along the lines of a Not-Back-To-School party each fall where the homeschoolers may go to a theme park or some other sort of outing) volunteer service projects, prom and graduation ceremonies for older students, outings on weekends, park days where younger kids meet up to spend an afternoon playing and pic-nicking in the park (uwsually weekly or monthly) and so on. Some even participate in private school sports competitions as well as regional and state science fairs and spelling/geography bee. There is no lack of social interaction. The last form of homeschooling I can think of is unschooling. In this kind of home education, there is no structured school day, no tests (unless the child wants them), no grades. All of the learning and "school work" is directed by the child. This is usually best when started at an early age so that the child's natural desire to learn remains in tact and the child doesn't just become lazy or unmotivated. I am what I like to call a homeschool/unschooler because my schooling is all self-directed, but I still choose to do the book work and testing along with the creative hands-on stuff because I feel it is in my own, individual best interest. I hope this answers your questions
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Echo Originally Answered: Need some "nice" speaking homeschool veterans to help me explain to a PRINCIPAL why I want to homeschool?
A lot of "experts" will automatically tell a parent to put a child in school if the parent is having trouble handling the child at home. Since you aren't sure how to deal with her behavior, it sounds like the experts think that sending her to school is the easiest way to solve the problem. Sure, it will give you a break from her during the day. But you'll have the added stress of getting her ready for school, trying to get her to do homework, and the underlying problem will still be there, unsolved. I would start by deciding why you believe homeschooling is good for her. Get yourself certain about what you want to do, so that you'll be able to better explain it to the "experts." Make some lists of reasons for homeschooling (and against schools) and see what you come up with. You want to be certain in your own mind before you confront others. And make a list, too, of reasons why homeschooling might not be best for your daughter or why school might be good for her; then you can compare the two lists and decide what is best for her in this particular situation. Don't feel that it has to be "all or nothing." You don't necessarily have to completely give up homeschooling in order to get a regular break. Maybe find a co-op class for her to take. Or have her work with a tutor a couple of times a week. Or find another homeschooling family that would be willing to have her hang out with them once a week. Or take time to help her figure out career goals for herself, and then see if you can find someone in the community who works in that field who would let her volunteer as a "gofer" for them once a week while observing what the work is really like--thus helping her make decisions about future careers, while also giving you a needed break. Since you mention your daughter's "birth mom," one good reason for homeschooling is the security and closer emotional attachment that comes with homeschooling (and that adopted children often need in much higher doses). Also, schools aren't really geared to dealing with children who don't fit the usual mold, despite all of their talk about special needs children, schools are built on the factory model and are designed to teach lots of children the same things at the same rate, with very little room for adaptation. Homeschooling is great for children who have learning disabilities since it allows you to teach to their strengths while working on building up their weaker areas--individualized instruction is the mantra of special education and homeschooling really allows individualized instruction, rather than just talking about it. You might want to do some reading on adopted children and the issues that come through with that, because I'd guess that is at the heart of the issue. She's at an age where children are re-processing a lot of things as they start to try to look at the world through their own eyes, rather than just echoing what their family has told them, and it can be a period of great emotional upheaval for the adopted child. Is this counselor an expert in adoption issues? If not, I'd look around for someone else, as that's probably key to figuring out what's going on with your daughter--and such experts are hard to find. (If you can't find one, at least look for someone who specializes in post-traumatic stress syndrome with children, as that might be the next best expert.) If rewards and punishments aren't doing the trick, you need to find a way to get her to talk about what's really going on in her head, about what's really troubling her, and probably won't make much headway without getting her to open up. Does she have a "life book?" If not, you might want to have her work on making one, telling the story of her own life, to help her work through it and give her the chance to ask questions as she tries to figure things out. If she has one, you might want to think about having her go through it and perhaps make an updated one. It may make the problems worse for a while, as it brings the issues close to the surface, but it might help her work through them and bring some healing. Putting her in school, if she's already a behavior problem, is likely to add on the problems of negative peer pressure. Plus many schools let kids who are labelled as ESE (such as LD) get away with much more misbehavior because of the label. So, you'll likely find that she'd learn in a school that she's allowed to get away with breaking rules, and the misbehavior would get worse. Good luck to you...

Chanelle Chanelle
First, you will want to check out your state's (government) website. Find the education dept or in the search box type "high school diploma". You will find the requirements you need to fulfill in order to graduate. Yes, you can get a legal diploma when you homeschool. Your parents can issue it or some umbrella schools, issue diplomas. The diploma doesn't really matter though... that is mostly for you. Colleges want to see your transcript. You can find some articles here, that may interest you: http://www.homeschool-curriculum-savings.com/homeschool-high-school.html I would recommend when homeschooling during the highschool years, to look into dual credit. While you are earning your high school diploma, you can also be earning college credit. You can find out more about credit by examination here: http://www.homeschool-curriculum-savings.com/earncollegecredit (They are also working out a special homeschool plan as I write. :) You will save a ton on college tuition and some homeschoolers are earning some or all of their college degree by the time they finish high school. Yes, you can also receive scholarships when you are homeschooled. Many of my friends children have received scholarships. Some colleges even look for and want homeschooled students to enroll. Hope this helps and good luck motocrossing!
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Anora Anora
You may qualify for a online degree. check out www.brixtonuniversity.com Some of my friends have obtained their diploma from this online university and are quite satrisfied.
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Youkahainen Youkahainen
Continental Academy. Google it. Accredited school. One test-$300. And you get a diploma. Very easy. Very fast. Colleges accept this diploma. I know from first hand experience.
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Youkahainen Originally Answered: Homeschool or no?
I can't really give an overall, so here's the pros and cons: Pros: -Less bullying (there will always be bullies in life, but you don't have to be stuck with them.) -More flexibility (want to take college classes in high school? Do dance or swimming for gym? Take school off for a day to have a "field trip"?) -You can plan the classes to fit your needs (You can take some classes in a classroom, some reading books, some watching videos, some online, etc.) -You'll possibly have a more realistic social environment (In public schools, you're surrounded by people your age, from your town. The reason I use the word 'possibly' is because, if you decide to homeschool, you can't stay in your house all the time. You need to take activities and get out in the world.) -One on one teaching/self teaching -You can follow your interests (again, more flexibility) Cons: -Homeschooling isn't for everyone (you may simply work better in a school setting) -It costs money (you have to buy the books and everything yourself. Costs vary depending on what you chose.) -Possible lack of social environment (Again, note the 'possible'. It all depends on how much you get out of the house.) Socialization ideas: - Activities at your local library - A youth group at your church/temple (if you're religious) - An after school activity at your local public school (Chorus? The school musicals?) - Town sports - An art/dance/karate/etc. class - A school club - Most areas have homeschool groups that have weekly meetings - Volunteer - Get a job - Depending on your local school district, you may or may not be able to go to after school activities or clubs. My town allows it and I've been in the school musicals for three years. I've been homeschooled since 2nd grade. I'm in 9th grade now. I've written a book, have lots of friends, and I'm taking a college class this year. (I've passed through for college level English, and I'm starting Intro. to Sociology.) I have a friends who's 14 and is going to MIT full time this year (he's even living there). However, I also have friends who have tried to homeschool and they've gotten very behind in their work, or they've been stuck in a bubble. Basically, I'm trying to say that homeschooling depends on the person. Find what's right for you. Best of luck!

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