When choosing a homeschooling program, you as a parent naturally want it to be accredited.
An accredited homeschool program is accredited or certified by an outside agency. Homeschool programs do not have to be accredited, but accreditation has significant value because it means that the school’s program and its curriculum have been evaluated and approved by a third party.
Online homeschools that obtain accreditation demonstrate to students and to parents that they are committed to the highest education standards possible. Obtaining accreditation for an online homeschooling program takes time and effort by the school and is a demonstration of the importance that the homeschool places on guaranteeing the quality of their academics.
Choosing an accredited online homeschool makes a real difference. When your child attends an accredited homeschool, you know that they are learning material appropriate for their grade level and that they will be able to easily transition into any other educational program or institution, including college. You also know that your child will have a full curriculum and will thus develop important time management skills, just as they would in a more traditional educational setting.
When choosing an accredited homeschool program for your child, you are more likely to receive a transcript and grades, and your child will probably receive a homeschool diploma upon finishing the program. Both would later enable your child to demonstrate academic achievements and to receive scholarships.
Choosing an accredited homeschooling program is one of the best ways to make sure that the school applies rigorous standards of excellence to its program and that it takes pride in providing the highest level of enrichment and education.