Beginning June 12th, 2015, all government agencies and institutions of education will be required to recognize a diploma issued by a homeschooler in WV. This is a great victory for all homeschool graduates and their families. Send a copy of your students diploma to the county BOE when their high school studies are complete. Just remember to create and keep a transcript in the event any agency, college, or potential employer should ask for more details! The text of the bill appears below:
- 18-8-12. Issuance of a diploma or other appropriate credential by public, private or home school administrator.
A person who administers a program of secondary education at a public, private or home school that meets the requirements of this chapter may issue a diploma or other appropriate credential to a person who has completed the program of secondary education. Such diploma or credential is legally sufficient to demonstrate that the person meets the definition of having a high school diploma or its equivalent. No state agency or institution of higher learning in this state may reject or otherwise treat a person differently solely on the grounds of the source of such a diploma or credential. Nothing in this section prevents any agency or institution of higher learning from inquiring into the substance or content of the program to assess the content thereof for the purposes of determining whether a person meets other specific requirements.