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Affidavit of completion given equal weight?

 
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BParadis
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:05 am    Post subject: Affidavit of completion given equal weight? Reply with quote

Hey everyone Smile. Really hoping I can get some help with a few questions of mine . My parents want met o re-enroll in a local public school for my last semester of high school so that I can get a high school diploma but I really don't want to. I know alot of the florida state universities have slightly different requirements for homeschool students, but would a affidavit be looked at as being on even ground with a diploma? i will be graduating with my Associates degree at the same time, does that make any difference? (My understand was that your highest level of education always trumps... e.g. if you have a phd they wont ask where you got your bachelors etc)

The last thing was that I was reading over the (incredibly sparse) material I could find on Bright Futures eligibility for homeschool and I was a little disturbed by something I saw : "all home educated students must be registered with the district where they reside for grades 11 and 12. " as per the DOE http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf/homepac.htm
I only enrolled in homeschool at the start of my senior year, would this make me ineligible?

I am also confused by some of the statutes I was reading on the 2+2 community college articulation agreement... I have heard different things about it. My old private school counselor told me it guaranteed admission to any state university. Then I later heard from some other people that it guaranteed admission to a public university but not necessarily that of your choice. After reading quite a few statutes it seems to specify acceptance to all but "limited access" programs. Although after completing an AA transfer evaluation through FACTS into FSU's Biological science program right on the top of the page it says
"ATTENTION
Admission to an institution or program is competitive; satisfying the requirements stated in this Evaluation DOES NOT guarantee admission. "
Although http://registrar.fsu.edu/bulletin/undergrad/info/admissions.htm#LimitedAccess does not list biological sciences as a limited access program. Am I misreading the statute?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a little update for any who may stumble across this with the same question I had. After speaking with a few people at FSU admissions and moving up the chain I found out that FSU will weight a home school affidavit equally in comparison with a high school diploma. He just told me that since I was previously enrolled at a traditional high school I should have those institutions submit their transcripts. He also noted that as a transfer student, I will only need to send a home school transcript if I decide to take a non-dualenrollment course before my highschool graduation.

For the following I understand that any answers will not be considered legal advice:
I discovered as per Florida statute 1009.534 that I must have started home school at the beginning of my junior year, at the latest, to be eligible for bright futures. Is there any way I caould challenge this legally? I know for the most part homeschool students are entitled the same rights as a public school student, can anyone think of legal standing I could use to file suit to have the statute amended?
Although I have yet to find the corresponding statutory content, the FL DOE states:
"District confirmation of registration of a home-educated student for 11th and 12th grades (click here to download form). In order to be eligible as a home education student, a student must provide verification of 11th and 12th grade county registration. However, if the student has the minimum transcript information from a Florida public and/or FDOE-registered private school, and test scores, he/she may be able to apply as a Florida GED Diploma recipient. " at this site http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/homepac.htm

Does this mean I can apply as having a GED without getting a ged?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you follow the link in that paragraph, you'll see that it gives the GED applicant requirements, so it appears that you'd need to fulfill both the general requirements for Bright Flight:

http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/genrequire.htm

And have taken the GED - as well as fulfilling these other requirements:

However, if the student has the minimum transcript information from a Florida public and/or FDOE-registered private school, and test scores, he/she may be able to apply as a Florida GED Diploma recipient.

http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/gedpac.htm

I doubt you'd get very far suing over this process, though you can try contacting HSLDA and seeing what they think. They're the experts.

http://www.hslda.org
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

I applied (and was accepted) to FSU as a homeschooler and I also got Bright Futures. If you have more questions, feel free to PM me. I applied with a certificate of completion from my homeschool and no GED.
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