HLA does give diplomas upon completion of all 22 required credits. For additional information, please visit Graduation Requirements.
ACT/SAT scores are the primary measurement for college admissions and scholarships. Colleges look carefully at transcripts to make sure a prospective student has had the necessary courses required for admissions. The ACT/SAT tests validate the transcript. Accreditation does not make a difference in most cases. Please refer to Applying to College for additional information for college-bound students, ACT/SAT testing and a list of some of the colleges and universities that our students have attended.
- Students who request an early graduation prior to age 17 or in less than 4 years of high school. (This does not apply to CollegePlus students and those taking dual enrollment courses).
- Homeschooled students, who enter HLA as a Senior with a parent-issued transcript, will be required to submit ACT/SAT scores before receiving an HLA diploma.
- At the discretion of a counselor based on the best interest of a student.
A 3-hour college course = 1 credit of high school.
A 1-hour college course = .5 credit of high school.
For additional information please visit the Dual Enrollment page on our website.
A one-semester course, such as Health = .5 credit upon completion.
Courses such as PE and music, that do not use standard curriculum, are best measured by the amount of time spent on the course (150 hours = 1 credit). Please refer to High School Reporting for additional information.
Final grades not submitted by September 15, for coursework completed in the previous school year, will require special approval by a counselor for acceptance and may result in the student being required to submit an ACT or SAT score prior to receiving a diploma.
We recommend entering courses and textbooks at the beginning of the year into Applecore. When grades are due in January, enter final grades for the Fall semester and the earned credit value. Post attendance for the number of days completed during the Fall semester. Then enter Spring courses as in progress but no grades or credit values. At the end of the second semester, add the final Spring semester grades, attendance and earned credit value. This will complete the year. Please do not record grades as “School Year”.