dianegrill wrote:Hello all! I am happy to have found this useful forum. I'm hoping I may get help regarding this topic.....how do children that have been home schooled receive a valid, legal high school diploma? I live in New Jersey. Thanks for any and all help!!
When the children have finished their education at home to their parents' satisfaction, the parents award diplomas. These diplomas are just as "valid" and "legal" as the diplomas given by schools, and way more meaningful, anyway.
Pennsylvania is the only state that has requirements for homeschooled students to earn a state-approved diploma, and even that is an option. Otherwise, the parents and children decide what will be required for the dc to be graduated; that can be anything from following the requirements of the local public school to what the dc's prospective colleges want to merely have achieving a specific age, such as 16 or 18. You get to decide.