Documenting High School Coursework
Students enrolled in our High School Diploma Program must have courses, credits, and grades documented on official transcripts or validated through portfolio reviews. Our Credit by Portfolio policy is outlined below. Self-prepared transcripts are not accepted.
Official School Transcripts
A transcript is a record of courses, credits and grades earned at a school. An official transcript is one that is sent directly from the administrator of the school where the credit is earned to our school. We accept transcripts from the following schools:
- Florida Virtual School (FLVS)
- Public Schools
- Public Virtual Schools
- Charter Schools
- Accredited Private Schools
- Community Colleges/Universities (Dual Enrollment)
- Accredited Correspondence Schools (Distance Learning)
Abeka Academy is not a school. Abeka Academy provides homeschool curriculum and awards homeschool diplomas. Credits earned through Abeka Academy must be validated in accordance with our Credit by Portfolio policy.
Credit by Portfolio
Credits earned through accredited homeschool programs and courses documented through homeschool portfolios may be eligible for high school credit. Coursework must be documented thoroughly, and credits and grades must be validated by a Florida certified teacher. Credit by portfolio is subject to approval. We may refuse or revoke any credit that may affect the integrity of our school.
- A maximum of 12 credits may be earned through portfolio reviews as follows:
- 2 ELA credits
- 2 Math credits
- 1 Science credit
- 1 Social Studies credit
- 6 Elective credits (excluding credits in world languages)
- Credit may not duplicate a credit already earned.
- Credit (except elective credit) must be earned prior to the student's fourth year.
- Course must conform to a high school level course found at CPALMS.
- Course must include bona fide instruction and contain performance standards.
- Credit and grade must be validated by a Florida certified teacher.
We recommend you keep at minimum a chronological log of activities, a detailed list of books and resources used, samples of your child's work, test results, and earned certificates. For books and workbooks, keep copies of the title page and table of contents. For online curriculum, keep copies of the course's scope and sequence and printouts of your child's progress, grades, and time logs.
Requesting High School Credit
In order for your child's coursework to be considered for high school credit, you must provide us with detailed curriculum information and activity logs and have your child's portfolio reviewed by a Florida certified teacher. Please download our Credit by Portfolio packet for the required forms. The Course Information form is completed and signed by the parent or guardian. The Instruction/Activity Record is completed by the student. The Credit Verification form is completed and signed by a Florida certified teacher. Instructions are included.