Homeschooling has recently gained a lot of popularity, there are many parents that do not understand or are unfamiliar with how homeschooling works. For your convenience we have listed some of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand the program better. If there are any additional questions that are not answered here please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-748-5327 and one of our representatives will be happy to help you.
DO HOME EDUCATION STUDENTS HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY AS PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS
TO ENTER A COLLEGE OF THEIR CHOICE?
Yes, depending on the student's qualifications and the admission requirements of the postsecondary institution. In order to understand the specific admission requirements of a postsecondary institution, home educators should directly contact the admissions office of the institution in which they have an interest and ask what are the specific admissions requirements for homeschoolers. Each college has their own admissions requirements for homeschoolers.
For example, below you will find the Dallas County Community College General Admissions Policy and admissions requirements for First Time Students. (This information was accessed on 11/19/2012.)
NOTE: The admissions requirements for First Time Students includes the admissions requirements for "homeschooled" students.
WHO CAN I SPEAK TO IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
Simply call toll-free 1-800-748-5327 and a Curriculum Advisor will be able to assist you with any questions you may have.
WHAT CURRICULUM STANDARDS ARE USED BY HOMESCHOOL OF AMERICA CURRICULUM?
Homeschool of America Curriculum's high school completion programs are based upon and adhere to established standards for secondary-level academic content. All online courses are based on the State of Florida Department of Education's Sunshine State Standards for secondary education which are derived from national standards for high school education.
IS HOMESCHOOL OF AMERICA's CURRICULUM, ACCREDITED?
Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance in order to ensure that (schools) meet a set of educational standards. Homeschool of America Curriculum is a high quality curriculum publisher and a resource/support center for homeschooling families. Homeschool of America Curriculum is not a school, and therefore, accreditation does not apply.
HOW MUCH DOES THE CURRICULUM COST?
Please click on our Ordering Information web page to see our affordable curriculum packages.
DO YOU HAVE A MONEY BACK GUARANTEE?
Yes. Homeschool of America Curriculum will refund your money in full if you are not completely satisfied with your high school curriculum package. If for any reason you wish to cancel your order within sixty (60) calendar days after your date of purchase you will receive a full refund.
WHAT AGE GROUP IS THE HOMESCHOOL OF AMERICA CURRICULUM FOR?
Our online high school curriculum packages are designed and intended for students between the ages of 13 and 18 whereby the parent teaches the child at home. If you are over the age of 18 and wish to purchase a curriculum package you may do so. However, if you are over the age of 18 and are purchasing our curriculum to apply as a homeschooled graduate at a post-secondary institution, prior to purchase, please confirm with your local school district that you qualify to meet the homeschooling requirements in your state.
DOES HOMESCHOOL OF AMERICA CURRICULUM PROVIDE GRADING SERVICES?
With our curriculum packages you do not have to grade coursework. Our Homeschool Program Online will automatically grade your child's coursework and provide you with a grade for the completed course(s). We will also provide answer keys, which parents can access online through a parent username and parent password.
WHAT DOES A DIPLOMA MEAN?
In general, a diploma is a certificate by which a person or organization certifies that the person named on the diploma has successfully completed a program of study. A high school diploma certifies that a student has successfully completed a program of secondary education.
WHO MUST SIGN THE DIPLOMA?
Because the diploma attests to the fact that the student finished his/her high school program, it should be signed by someone who exercised authority over the student's high school program and who has verified that the student successfully completed the program. In the case of a homeschooled student, the parent is generally the appropriate person to sign. The home is the actual school of record.
CAN A PARENT SIGN A DIPLOMA EVEN IF HE/SHE DID NOT PERSONALLY TEACH ALL THE
Yes. For a homeschooled student, the parent signs the student's high school diploma. Only the parent knows if the student truly accomplished what the parent required. Even if persons outside the family taught the student, the parent will still know if the student accomplished what was required in the class.
CAN MORE THAN ONE PERSON SIGN THE DIPLOMA?
Yes. There may be several people equally qualified to sign the diploma, such as both parents, in the case of a homeschooler. Additionally, other persons can sign the diploma as witnesses to verify the fact that the diploma was issued, but this is not essential.
HOW CAN I ORDER A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND TRANSCRIPT?
We will provide the parent with a transcript record of all courses successfully completed, using Homeschool of America Curriculum materials, which includes the results of tests and assessments FREE OF CHARGE. The parent may print a transcript directly from our online program. The parent can also order a high school diploma from the HSLDA Store at http://www.nexternal.com/hslda/high-school-c8.aspx Their main web site is: www.hslda.org
WHAT IS A HOMESCHOOL PORTFOLIO?
A home school portfolio is required by most states, in order to document what type of curriculum was taught during the year, tests that were taken, projects and assignments, field trips and any other activities that contributed to the child's education. Our Teacher Guide provides you with a full set of easy-to-follow instructions on how to create and maintain a student portfolio.