debbiec Posted March 11, 2009 Share Posted March 11, 2009 (edited) We homeschooled/classical schooled for many years and this year we sent ds to public high school for 9th. He wants to come back home and finish with tutorials and on-line. That is all great, but truthfully, of all my years on the boards, and I haven't paid a lot of attention to the graduation issues for high schoolers, particularly in regards for college entrance, thinking he would be in school and we wouldn't have to deal with that. So ~ diplomas. My understanding (I'm asking here), is as far as colleges are concerned, if it's from an unaccredited school (private or homeschool), it's really not worth anything, and the college mainly relies on the transcript. Yes, I know a diploma is not "worthless" because it means a lot to the student, etc.....but in terms of college entrance ~ and having to "prove" the quality of your education? One reason I'm worked up about this is that the classical school we were at a few years back was not accredited and when we phoned various universities in state (mostly private, as that would be our choice), they said a diploma from an unaccredited school would not be valid, however, you would just have to provide class transcripts and possibly course descriptions and samples for consideration, just like a home educated student. Just more hoops, but doable. And now VP is offerering a diploma program for on line school, and I'm wondering if it's really worth it to comply with their scope to get an "accredited" diploma (from the National Association of Private Schools, they hope to be accredited within a year). I think I may be making WAY too much of the diploma/accreditation issue, when my child will be fine getting into a college with his transcript and sat/act scores. I think this is what happens when you come out of public school :001_smile: - panic - to take the "unconventional way" ~ So tell me that my child will be able to get into a good college and it won't be too many hoops to jump through than the average person coming out of accredited institutions! Tell me he will be able to get scholarship money for college, which he'll need. That was one reason he went to the high school (academic magnet) was because of all the scholarship money these kids come out with). But, doing four years there he just can't do. He really missed the more indepth books, more thoughful material, etc... Tell me we can do this ~ :bigear: TIA. I have read MANY of your wonderful success stories of launching your kids to college, but I haven't been on the boards since fall, so I will have to go abck and search for some of those. Edited March 11, 2009 by debbiec Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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