How does my homeschool child receive a high school diploma?
Some provinces offer home education options that permit a homeschooled student to receive the provincial high school diploma or certificate. In provinces that do not offer these options, students can pursue alternatives to a diploma to achieve their postsecondary goals, such as taking the GED exam, preparing a portfolio to submit to the university of their choice, or taking standardized testing such as the ACT or SAT.
Some families set their own homeschool requirements for high school graduation and issue a parent-generated diploma when the courses are completed. These families choose curriculum, field trips, mentors, co-op classes, and other learning experiences to achieve these requirements. A graduation certificate is available for purchase through HSLDA Canada.
This article has a link to the graduation requirements of each province, which some families use as a guide for choosing areas of learning in high school.