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.
In Tennessee a student needs the sf-1010 attendance form to get a Driving Permit. It needs to be an original copy that we send to you in the mail and expires in 30 days during the school year or if requested in May, will be good through the summer. The DMV is not flexible on this. Make sure your records with us are up to date with courses and grades and request this form through your account. We will get it out to you as soon as possible but during busy seasons it may take up to 2 weeks.
We can only issue this form to currently enrolled students who have been in attendance for 30 consecutive days.
**Due to Covid many DMV offices are requiring appointments that can be 30 days out please contact your office first before requesting the DMV form from us.
Career and College Planning Resources
College Board school code for AliYah Academy is #430058
Testing for College
Testing is on every High Schoolers mind. If you are planning to go to college you will need to do some testing, so be prepared. Every college is different check to see which test will be required. Use our College Board school code #430058 when registering for these tests or FAFSA. FAFSA is where you can find out if you qualify for any Federal funding. Remember Scholarships and Grants are gifts you do not pay back, Loans you do. There are plenty of resources to reduce debt for college. Be resourceful. Make sure you watch College out of the box (below) for ideas on saving time, money.
**Don't forget to request your sf-1010 attendance form from us before you go.
For ACT Information and practice tests visit their website HERE
For SAT, PSAT, or AP test information and practice tests visit their website HERE
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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Beyond High School, YouTube playlist
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 )
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.
If you need an In Progress transcript for Dual Enrollment or for when applying to colleges before graduation: make sure your account is up to date, request an official transcript through your account (log in, the request section is under forms and resources) Allow up to 2 weeks for the first request. (Watch College deadlines and plan ahead)
When reporting courses keep in mind: We can only give credit for a class once. (i.e. you can not get credit for Biology in 9th grade and again in 10th grade) Classes that advance such as music or foreign language are fine. You can only get credit for English once per grade level (i.e. English 9, English 10 etc.) The only exception is if you take 2 ENG Dual Enrollment classes in one year at a college.
Upon Graduation a student will be issued an official 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. Your packet should arrive within the month after graduation. At any time in the future an official transcript can be requested to be sent anywhere for a small 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. Also there is usually no benefit to early graduation and can even hinder in most cases. However, in the case that the parent sees it in the best interest of their child we do allow it if the minimum has been achieved: the child is at least 16 years old with a minimum of 3 years in High School and the traditional path of 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 see if you qualify for special consideration.
All requested seniors, that fulfill the requirements, graduate at the end of May of that school year.
Request this during semester 2 of the senior year and have final grades report by May 1 if you need more time we will accept final grades up until June 1. Grades received by May 1 typically will be sent out in June baring no complications with your records. Grades reported after May 1 may be delayed a month. If you can not get your grades in by June 1st you will need to pay for an additional school year with Senior fee. This is a crucial time of year and we need these deadlines in order to serve you and all of our families with the best service. Please plan accordingly.
Summer graduation is limited to only special circumstances, usually for older students. Call the office for special consideration.
We do not graduate students mid-year (after semester 1)
Be available to contact if we have any questions. We regularly do this to have you review simple edits or ask any questions we have about classes.
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 $75 Senior fee that is paid at registration.