High School and Beyond
As a homeschooling parent you know your child’s interests, strengths and goals for their future. As you are helping them plan their courses for High School we encourage you to choose courses that align with these future goals. We don't just want to see your child graduate, although that is a great achievement, we want to know that they will go on to have bright futures with every opportunity to achieve whatever goal they may have. On this page you will find Information pertaining specifically to High Schoolers such as registration, record keeping, and graduation. We have also provided tools for choosing a career, earning college credit in High School, choosing a college and finding funds to pay for further education.
Career and College Planning Resources
AliYah Academy has partnered with Lumerit to bring you unbound a college advising service. If your child is 15 years or older contact them for any of your college questions. This planning service is absolutely free to you and can help you save 30-50% on college at the school of your student’s choice. They are also experts on Dual Enrollment and guarantee 100% of the credits your child earns will transfer to your school of choice. College doesn't have to be a debt sentence. Click on the link to learn more.
Career and College Planning Tools
These tools were created for Tennessee residents but can be used by anyone.
Money for College
The State of Tennessee has developed a number of resources to help your student get to college and provide you with insight into the college-going process. Including Vocational Schools such as TCAT.
tnAchieves is the partnering organization to the TN Promise Scholarship in 84 of the 95 counties in Tennessee. Their mission is to increase higher education opportunities for Tennessee high school students by providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance. Sign up for their newsletter to keep up to date on TN Promise information.
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We have compiled videos with information and explanations that can help you make choices for after high school: college, vocational and career related.
Did you know you could earn your College Bachelor's Degree at the same time you earn your credits for high school? Debt-Free! Watch the YouTube video from College Out of the Box to find out how. If you're studying in high school anyway, why not earn some or all of your college credits too.
High School Registration and Requirements
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(updated 2017-18 school year to align with Tennessee state standards)
AliYah Academy requires a minimum of 22 credits to graduate while fulfilling certain course credits as follows:
4 credits English
3 credits Mathematics
3 credits Science
2 credits History/ Social Studies
1 credit Health and P.E.
0.5 credit Economics (suggested for college)
1 credit Visual or Preforming Arts (suggested for college)
2 credits Foreign Language (suggested for college)
5-8+ credits Electives
Your child will still graduate with a High School diploma without the “suggested for college” courses, they will just be required to take them in college if they decide to go in the future. Use these High School years to well prepare your child for whatever path they might take in their future. It is a good idea to check requirements now to schools, employment, or for life goals, that your child may be interested in after graduation so he or she can make decisions and be prepared.
College Board school code for AliYah Academy is #430058
use this number when registering for either the SAT Program or the ACT Assessment and a copy of your scores will be sent to AliYAh Academy for your records.
It is important to keep records updated with courses at the beginning of the year, Sem 1 grades by Jan.1 and Sem 2 grades by May 1, this way we are adequately able to keep track of your credits to assure that your student is on track to graduate.
High Schoolers receive 0.5 credit, per semester, per course toward graduation. You can download a credit checklist using the button above to help you in your planning.
Upon Graduation a student will be issued an official Tennessee High School Diploma from AliYah Academy, a school transcript for your records and 2 official sealed and notarized school transcripts to be given to any school of further education if needed. At any time in the future an official transcript can be requested to be sent anywhere for a $5 charge.
We do not encourage early graduation because we believe most young adults benefit from the additional time under their parents guidance which enables them to be better prepared for adulthood. However in the case that the parent sees it in the best interest of their child we do allow it if the child is at least 16 years old with a minimum of 3 years in High School and all High School level credit requirements reached. Keep in mind that your child can earn college credits while in High School if that is what you desire. If you have a special circumstance you can call the school to ask for consideration.
Students in 11th or 12th grade who are transferring from a traditional public or private school will be accepted on a case by case basis, please contact the school before registering. In most cases, a course plan will be required such as an online program to help with the transition to homeschooling. This does not include previously homeschooled students.
There is a $50 Graduation fee that can be paid anytime during the Senior year.