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Are diplomas available for children who are home schooled?

Answer: 

The Iowa Department of Education cannot issue diplomas, and the district of residence may not be compelled to issue a diploma. There are certain state-mandated graduation requirements that must be met before a school district may issue a diploma. Physical education, U.S. history, and U.S. government are specifically required; and, as of the 2010-2011 school year, anyone receiving a diploma must have four credits in English/language arts, and three credits each in science,  mathematics, and social studies.

Families desiring a school district diploma for their children are urged to contact their resident high school administrators during their child's 8th grade year to coordinate these credits.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 17, 2014 at 10:14pm.