Homeschooling high school students can be challenging and rewarding while encouraging character building, skill development, and career exploration.
Here's what we do to help
High School Diploma
Three options for earning a diploma - including a path to early graduation. Parents and students design a study plan of their own to fit.
path to early graduation
The Accelerated Plan or Path to Early Graduation (PEG) meets California Ed Code 51220-51228.
By California law, a student must be at least sixteen years of age to graduate.
Students in the PEG plan usually begin high school coursework in Grade 8.
Gifted students who demonstrate proficiency may accrue credits earlier.
A student must complete all requirements for Standard Four Year Plan to be eligible for a diploma.
High school level coursework completed during Grade 8 with a B+ or higher may be eligible for high school credit.
Standard - Four Year
Four Year plan
The Standard Four Year Plan meets California State Education Code 51220 – 51228 requirements for high school graduation.
Transfer students must be enrolled in Branson Academy for a minimum of one year, and have a credible transcript or other proof of prior credits.
Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits as required by California Ed Code to be eligible for a diploma.
College Prep - Four Year
college prep plan
The College Prep Plan exceeds the Standard Four Year Plan which meets California Ed Code 51220-51228 and is patterned after admissions guidelines for most universities.
We also provide a college prep checklist and additional resources to help you prepare for college admissions.
A student must complete a minimum of 24 credits which meet college prep or UC transfer credit requirements.
Students who complete Honors or AP courses substantiated by SAT or ACT test scores will receive an Honors seal on their Diploma.
Graduates receive a Diploma, an official transcript and a letter of recommendation from Branson Academy.
Credits Tracking and Transcripts
A high school credits tracking report helps to ensure your student is on track to meet graduation requirements. The annual report contains credits earned, credits needed, and feedback for completing student's ed plan.
Transcripts are available in the online student folder year round. Parents may access and review transcripts at any time. We ensure transcripts accurately reflect student achievements and educational outcomes.
SAT / ACT Testing Dates and School Code provided. We recommend SAT tests for College Prep students. Branson Academy does not require testing for graduation.