Home School Credits
Citizens’ provides an opportunity for students who have completed high school coursework through home education to earn an accredited high school diploma through Citizens’ High School. A minimum of sixteen (16) units of credit must be completed in order to receive a diploma from Citizens’ High School. Up to twelve (12) previously completed credits approved by Citizens’ may be applied toward the required sixteen units. At least four (4) units of credit must be completed with Citizens’ in order to receive a Citizens’ High School diploma.
In order for a student to receive credit for courses completed through home education, the student’s parent or legal guardian must provide the following information AT THE TIME OF ENROLLMENT APPLICATION using the forms supplied by Citizens’ High School.
1) A completed and signed Home School Grade Transcript of the student’s performance and credits earned through homeschool for grades nine through twelve;*
2) A completed and signed Home School Curriculum Validation listing the educational materials used for each homeschool subject completed in grades nine through twelve;
3) A completed and signed Home School Education Evaluation of the student’s homeschool academic progress in grades nine through twelve.
All three forms must be complete and signed before homeschool credits will be evaluated for acceptance. After evaluation of the student’s homeschool credits, the student will be notified, in writing, of the number of subjects required to meet CHS graduation requirements and adjustments, if any, to the student’s tuition.
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* Only those credits earned through an unaccredited high school or a homeschool program administered by a parent/guardian where the educational records are maintained by the parent/guardian should be reported on the Home School Grade Transcript. If the student has earned additional credits through an accredited public or private high school, or through an accredited distance education high school (like Citizens’ High School), where assessment of progress and grading are provided by the school and all educational records are maintained by the school, an official grade transcript, signed by a school official from that school should accompany these validation forms.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For those students who are or will be dually-enrolled in Citizens’ High School and another public or private high school or a home school, please include a list of subjects the student is currently taking for credit through this other school for transfer to Citizens’. This will prevent possible duplication of coursework when a final determination is made of the subjects the student must complete for a Citizens’ High School diploma.