Our family received the following letter in the mail, yesterday. So, I felt a follow-up to yesterday's blog was apropos.
MacKenzie, my daughter, has been an independent learner this last year of her high school education. In the fall, we met with the Guidance Counselor at Colton-Pierrepont. We explained she would be homeschooling for her senior year and asked for all of the appropriate papers that need to be filled out and filed with the school Superintendent. We sent a letter of intent along with MacKenzie's IHIP (plan for the year). Each quarter, we sent a report listing each class on her plan with the content covered, and the number of hours she worked on each subject that quarter.
Last week we sent her final quarterly report along with correspondence requesting a letter from the superintendent stating that she has completed all required courses in New York State. This letter is MacKenzie's diploma and just one way for a homeschooled student to document completion of high-school. This along with a transcript are on their way to Hampshire College, where she has been accepted and is deferring admission until Fall 2015.