Does homeschooling through the high school years seem daunting and overwhelming? No worries! We are here to walk you through the process. Below you will see our graduation requirements:
2 Science (including 1 lab – hands on experiments/dissections)
1 Social Studies (study of cultures, governments, geography and humanities)
1 US History
1 Physical Education (all sports, dance, karate, open gym, etc – minimum weekly participation)
1 Fine Arts (painting, drawing, sketching, poetry, music, sculpting, drama, photography)
.5 Financial Management (Budgeting, Investing)
5 Electives, your choice
Once your student enters the ninth grade, we ask that your progress reports become a bit more detailed. We ask that you list subjects, grades, and extra curricular activities on each progress report. This additional information will allow us to compile a transcript once your student has completed all required credits to graduate. An FCA Diploma will only be issued until after an FCA transcript has been completed.
* Students are not limited to minimum credits.
* Students will be allowed to graduate early as long as the requirements are met.
Transcript fee $50 - Diploma fee $25
* Transcripts & Diplomas will not be issued if there is a balance due or the required progress reports have not been received.
* 1 college semester course = 1 full high school credit
* 1 credit equals 120 to 180 hours ranging from subject.
* Sciences (labs) & maths = 180 hours
* English, history, social studies = 150 hours
* Electives, extra-curricular = 120 hours
* 60 hours = ½ (.5) credit 30 hours = ¼ (.25) credit
Our grading scale: A=Mastery of content, B=Comprehension, C=Basic understanding, F=Failure to complete or understand material, P=Pass in a Pass/Fail course
A+ (97-100) A (93-96) A- (90-92) B+ (87-89) B (83-86) B- (80-82)
C+ (77-79) C (73-76) C- (70-72) D+ (68-69) D (65-67) N – no credit (0-64)
*If a student has not completed the required credits by the age of 19, it is suggested that an alternative course be taken to obtain their diploma. Option: GED (General Equivalency Diploma) tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, provide certification that the test taker has US level academic skills.