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Graduation Information

Navigate the final leg of your homeschooling high school journey with the helpful information below. 

Required Credits

Students can earn a maximum of 8 credits per year with a total maximum of 32 credits. Students wanting to earn more than 8 credits in a year must get prior permission from D1A. Students enrolled 2nd semester only can earn a max of 4 credits.

Students in 8th grade can earn 1-2 high school credits if completing high school level work. Parent will need to submit both an elementary grade report and a separate high school grade report each semester.
View High School Information Handout

College-Prep Path

English
English 1,2,3,4
4
Math
Algebra 1
1
Geometry
1
Algebra 2
1
Science
Biology
1
Chemistry or Physics
1
Another Lab Science
1
Social Studies
American History
1
World History or Geography
1
Government
0.5
Economics
0.5
Other Credits
Health
0.5
P.E.
1
Foreign Language (same lang both yrs)
2
Fine Arts
1
Personal Finance
0.5
Electives (4 or more)
4
Total Minimum Credits
22

General-Study Path

English
English 1,2,3,4
4
Math
May include Pre-Algebra, Alg 1, Alg 2, Geometry or other
3
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
0.5
Economics
0.5
Other Credits
Health
0.5
P.E.
1
Foreign Language
1
Fine Arts
1
Personal Finance
0.5
Electives (5 or more)
5
Total Minimum Credits
22

Pass The ACT or CLT

ACT

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.

When setting up the student’s account with ACT, 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.
Register for ACT

CLT

Any student wishing to earn a D1A diploma must take the CLT and score at or above the following subtest scores:
Verbal Reasoning - 19 / Quantitative Reasoning - 14 / Grammar & Writing - 19. 

This is an online exam that can be done from the comfort of your own home.
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Register for CLT

Honors & AP Classes

To graduate with honors, students must score at or above the benchmarks listed below
ACT:
English – 18 / Math – 22 / Reading – 22 / Science – 23
CLT:
Verbal Reasoning - 25 / Quantitative Reasoning - 20 / Grammar & Writing - 25

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 the student as an honors student.

Transcripts from D1A are unweighted. We do designate any courses taken as dual enrollment if we receive some 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 the student took the AP exam.

Graduation Application

Once submitted, please allow at least one week for us to complete the transcript and diploma. Please Note that graduation applications received after June 30th or students completing graduation requirements after June 30th are subject to a late fee of $100.
Printable Application
Grad Application

Graduation Fee - $50

Includes diploma with cover & 2 transcripts


Graduation Ceremony Package - $120

Includes a diploma with cover, 2 transcripts, ceremony fee, cap, gown, and tassel.


Graduation Announcement

At the ceremony, we will read the student's name and then say, "The son/daughter of ___ from ___." Please list below the names of the parents and their city of residence as you want it read at the ceremony.


Measurements for Cap & Gown


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Ceremony Information

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
Graduation Application