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High School Diploma Online With Our Homeschool Program

To obtain a high school diploma from The Southern Baptist Academy, students must successfully complete at least 24 credits of high school coursework.

Anyone can earn a high school diploma from The Southern Baptist Academy by demonstrating they have fulfilled our high school graduation requirements. This can be accomplished in several ways:

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Graduation Requirements

It is your responsibility to choose appropriate courses! Please check the following chart.

English 4 Credits English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12
College Writing and Vocabulary
Creative Writing
Christian Fantasy and Fiction
AP English Literature
AP English Language
Mathematics 4 Credits (MUST include Algebra and Geometry (PreAlgebra does not count as Algebra) Algebra 1 (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
Integrated Math
Algebra 2
Consumer Math
Science 3 Credits (MUST include Biology) Biology (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
Integrated Science
Forensics 1
Forensics 2
Human Anatomy and Physiology
AP Biology
Social Studies 4 Credits
Am. Gov.
US History
World History and
1. American Government (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
3. World History (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE), Global Studies, World Religions, or AP European History
4. US History or AP US History (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
Global Language Not required for high school diploma, but required for many colleges Spanish 1
Spanish 2
Spanish 3
French 1
French 2
AP French Language
Latin 1
Latin 2
German 1
German 2
Fine Art, Music and Technology 1 Credit Art and Music 9-12
Piano Lessons
Guitar Lessons
Digital Photography
Music Studio
Video Studio
Web Design
Media Arts
20th Century Music
History of Christian Music
Christian Symbolism in Fine Art
Music Business
Health and Physical Education 1 Credit (MUST take Health and PE 9-12 and prove 40 hours of PE - see below) Health and PE 9-12 (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
General Electives 5 Credits Psychology Sociology
Cinema History
Driver's Education
Personal Finance
SAT Preparation
College Preparation
Career Preparation
Crime and Justice
Culinary Arts
Power of Prayer
Christian Character
Christian Womanhood
Christian Manhood
Christian Evangelism
Christian Life Skills
Social Action
Bible 9
Bible 10
Bible 11
Bible 12
And any course taken in a core subject OVER the required credit amount (ex: If you take 5 English courses: 4 will count towards your English requirement, 1 will count as an Elective)

The Southern Baptist Academy Homeschool Program Transcripts

Parents may obtain their homeschool students' grades at any time. Documents requested and provided throughout the homeschool student's current enrollment year will be labeled as an Official Transcript. They can be provided to homeschool parents after the school year has been completed or if the homeschool student has withdrawn from The Southern Baptist Academy Homeschool Program. A $32.00 transcript fee will be automatically charged.

Credits issued on a homeschool transcript can come from a variety of places.

The Southern Baptist Academy Homeschool Program Transcript Evaluations

Upon receiving the homeschool student's official transcript, The Southern Baptist Academy Homeschool Program prepares an evaluation. The evaluation includes both the transferred credits and courses necessary for graduation that have yet to be completed. We will send you the evaluation and store a copy in your homeschool student's permanent file.

We DO NOT accept any half-credit classes. Each completed and passing course will grant one (1) full credit.

The following transfer fees will be issued:

Public/Private School: $15.00 each
Home School: $27.00

Note: It is important to provide our Registrar with an official transcript to ensure that your student stays on track throughout his or her high school career. If your student is previously enrolled in a homeschool program, check your state laws regarding curriculum standards and requirements.

Attendance Requirements

Southern Baptist Academy students are expected to work diligently and consistently on their school work.

The Southern Baptist Academy is registered in the State of Texas. As such we require all students (even if residing in another state) to fulfill Texas' educational statute which requires that students complete the following amount of hours in a given school year:

  1. Kindergarten: Five hundred forty (540) net instructional hours.
  2. Grades 1-3: Seven hundred twenty (720) net instructional hours.
  3. Grades 4-12: Nine hundred (900) net instructional hours.

The Southern Baptist Academy considers 'net instructional hours' to be the sum of your logged Intructional Time as recorded in your timelog/gradebook plus your logged Joy Directed Activity time.

Students may enter up to 110 hours of Joy Directed Activities per school year.

If a student does not meet these attendance requirements, they will not pass the grade and will be forced to repeat the grade level.

If medical or family issues arise that may cause the student to miss an extended amount of school, a letter must be emailed to the Director of Operations ( with verification of the issue. All medical and family issues are handled on a case by case basis.

Home School Credit Transfer Requirements

Please click here for the guidelines on how to transfer credits from a home school using a portfolio. Our guidelines are laid out the document. Please contact us after reading the document if you have any additional questions. Please note that we require the Phys. Ed. portion of a transfer home school credit of Health and Phys. Ed. to include a 40-hour letter from a coach or log of Phys. Ed. activities completed. The activities must be completed within the same year of taking Health for your student to receive a transfer credit.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Member Services by email at