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Preparing the Next
Generation of Daniels

High School Information

Educating high school students at home involves more planning and record keeping than elementary grades. Daniel 1 Academy desires to help parents with this task. We maintain the student’s permanent academic record including an official transcript of subjects, grades and credits. Graduates can choose to participate in our yearly graduation ceremony. Graduates of D1A are accepted at colleges and universities but may be required to take the GED if they score below average on college entrance exams.

 2 requirements for graduating from D1A:

1.  Earn the minimum high school credits required

2.  Make a passing score as defined by D1A on each subtest of the ACT test at least once during the high school years.

For a downloadable pdf version of this high school information, click High School Information Handout.

  • Students can earn a maximum of 7 credits per year. Students wanting to earn more than 7 credits in a year must get prior permission from D1A. Students enrolled 2nd semester only can earn a max of 4 credits.
  • Students cannot earn credits before 9th grade unless they have received permission to do so by the D1A administrators prior to beginning the school year.
  • To graduate before age 17, student must have a composite score of 22 on the ACT test.
  • Any student wishing to earn a D1A diploma must take the national ACT test and score at or above the following subtest scores:  English – 15 / Math – 16 / Reading – 16 / Science – 17.
  • Students in grades 11-12 for the 2016-17 school year who have already met the old achievement testing standard for graduation will not be required to meet the new ACT standard.  If you are not sure of your student’s scores from the past, just call the D1A office and ask.
  • A student may register for the ACT test by visiting their website at www.actstudent.org.  When completing the registration for the test, you must enter Daniel 1 Academy’s high school code of 430-444 so that they will send a copy of your student’s scores to D1A.
  • To graduate with honors, student must score at or above the benchmarks on the ACT test. English – 18 / Math – 22 / Reading – 22 / Science – 23
  • Honors students will be recognized at the graduation ceremony and on the transcript.  We must receive a copy of the ACT scores before we can recognize student as an honors student.
  • Transcripts from D1A are unweighted. We do designate any courses taken as dual enrollment if we receive some type of documentation showing the completed course and grade earned.  We do not designate any courses as honors courses.  We will designate AP courses with proof that student took the AP exam.

 

GRADUATION INFORMATION

For seniors participating in the graduation ceremony:

Final grade reports should be submitted no later than 7 days before the ceremony.

Graduation starts at 7:00 pm.  It usually lasts about 1 hour.

Practice for graduation – 4:00 pm.  Lasts about 1 hour.  You will be dismissed and should then return no later than 6:30 to line up for the processional.

What to wear? – Men should wear a white shirt with a collar and dark slacks with dark dress shoes.  Ladies should wear a dress or a top with dark slacks.  Everyone should wear nice shoes – no sneakers or flip flops.

For seniors not participating in the ceremony:

The graduation application and fees should be turned in along with the final grade report if not already submitted.  Please allow at least one week for us to complete the transcript and diploma.  If you need a graduation application, click here to go to the page to download forms.

Below are D1A’s graduation requirements 

College-Prep Path
English
English 1,2,3,4 4
Math
Algebra 1 & Algebra 2 2
Geometry 1
Advanced Math (Trig/Pre-Calc/Stat) 1
Science
Biology 1
Chemistry or Physics 1
Another Lab Science 1
Social Studies
American History 1
World History or Geography 1
Government 1/2
Economics 1/2
Other Credits
Health 1/2
P.E. 1
Foreign Language (same lang both yrs) 2
Fine Arts 1
Personal Finance 1/2
Electives (min 3 – max 9) 3

Total Minimum Credits 22
General-Study Path
English
English 1,2,3,4 4
Math
Algebra 1 1
Algebra 2 or Geometry 1
Other Math (get approved by D1) 1
Science
Biology 1
Physical Science (get approved by D1) 1
Another High School level Science 1
Social Studies
American History 1
World History or Geography 1
Government 1/2
Economics 1/2
Other Credits
Health 1/2
P.E. 1
Foreign Language 1
Fine Arts 1
Personal Finance 1/2
Electives (min 5 – max 11) 5

Total Minimum Credits 22