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.
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). Students graduating with an unweighted grade point average of 3.65 or higher will also receive an honors designation.
Note that Aspiring Heights Academy is not accredited. 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 their Admissions Department. Below is a sample email.
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. 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 students must apply for a scholarship by high school graduation. Mid-year graduates (students who graduate between September 1 and January 1 of an academic year) must apply by December 31 of the student's graduation year in order to received an award for the current academic year.
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 complete a home school program or graduate from a non-accredited high school to submit portfolios and/or transcripts to be considered for admission. The acceptance of diplomas and transcripts from private schools is subject to the requirements of the receiving institution.