High School Diplomas
Aspiring Heights Academy is a registered private school with the Florida Department of Education. If your child is enrolled in our High School Diploma Program and meets our graduation requirements, your child can earn a high school diploma from our school.
Diplomas are mailed only after all graduation requirements have been met and final attendance has been received. You will complete a Graduation Application and Diploma Request form to notify us of the your child's upcoming graduation and to request your child's diploma. For a duplicate diploma, click here.
Upon high school graduation, your child will be awarded with a personalized 8.5" x 11" diploma in a padded, hinged cover. Diplomas are signed by both the school (administrator) and the parent (instructor). Our diplomas are professionally made and include our school's crest in flat gold foil. Students graduating with an unweighted grade point average of 3.65 or higher will also receive an honors designation.
The acceptance of diplomas from public or private schools, whether accredited or non-accredited, is subject to the requirements of the receiving educational institution or employer. To ensure an educational institution (e.g., state college, university, cosmetology school, technical school, military academy, etc.) will accept an Aspiring Heights Academy Diploma, we recommend that you contact the Admissions Department of the educational institution. Below is a sample email for prospective educational institutions' admissions departments.
To: <Institution Name Here>
Attention: Admissions Department
My child is interested in attending <Institution Name Here>. He/She will be earning a diploma from Aspiring Heights Academy, a private school registered with the Florida Department of Education in the Sarasota District. All of my child's core high school coursework will be documented on official transcripts from the following schools:
<name of public school>
<Florida Virtual School>
<name of other private school>
Will my child eligible for admission at <Institution Name Here> based on the above? You can learn more about Aspiring Heights Academy and their diploma policies at http://aspiringheightsacademy.com/aha-5491. Please let me know if there are any other requirements for admission that would apply.
<Your Name Here>
Something to Note
If your child is applying for a Bright Futures Scholarship, please be aware that Florida students must complete a Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation. Mid-year graduates (students who graduate between September 1 and January 1 of an academic year) must submit a Florida Financial Aid Application by August 31 PRIOR TO the intended graduation date.
Students who have met the credit requirements for graduation but are not able to document their core coursework on official transcripts or have not achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may receive a Certificate of Completion. Note, however, that a Certificate of Completion does not carry any of the privileges of a high school diploma. Students earning a Certificate of Completion may have difficulty finding employment and getting into college.
Many colleges and universities require applicants who completed a home school program or graduated from a non-accredited high school to submit portfolios and/or transcripts to be considered for admission.