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High School Diploma Online With Our Homeschool Program

To obtain a high school diploma from The Southern Baptist Academy, students must successfully complete at least 19 credits of high school coursework. If a home school student is college bound, it is strongly recommended that they complete 23 credits or more.

Home school students up to 19 years of age can earn a high school diploma from The Southern Baptist Academy by demonstrating they have fulfilled our high school graduation requirements. This can be accomplished in several ways:

The Southern Baptist Academy offers 2 types of diplomas:

  1. Standard (19 required credits)
  2. College-bound (23 required credits)

Standard Diploma: 19 Credits Required

It is your responsibility to choose appropriate courses! Please check the following chart.

English 4 Credits
  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12
  • College Writing and Vocabulary
  • Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Christian Fantasy and Fiction
  • AP English Literature
  • AP English Language
Mathematics 3 Credits (must include Algebra 1 or above)
  • Algebra 1 (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
  • Geometry
  • Integrated Math
  • Algebra 2
  • Consumer Math
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
Science 3 Credits
  • Biology (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
  • Integrated Science
  • Medicine
  • Forensics 1
  • Forensics 2
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • AP Biology
Social Studies World History, U.S. History, American Government, Economics
  1. American Government (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
  2. Economics (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
  3. World History, Global Studies, World Religions, or AP European History
  4. US History or AP US History
Global Languages Not required
  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • French 1
  • French 2
  • AP French Language
  • Latin 1
  • Latin 2
  • German 1
  • German 2
Fine Art, Music, and Technology 1 Credit
  • Art and Music 9-12
  • Piano Lessons
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Digital Photography
  • Music Studio
  • Video Studio
  • Web Design
  • Media Arts
  • 20th Century Music
  • History of Christian Music
  • Christian Symbolism in Fine Art
  • Music Business
Health and Physical Education 1 Credit (must encompass both subject areas Health and PE 9-12 (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
General Electives 3 Credits
  • Sociology
  • Business
  • Cinema History
  • Driver's Education
  • SAT Preparation
  • College Preparation
  • Career Preparation
  • Crime and Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Power of Prayer
  • Christian Character
  • Christian Womanhood
  • Christian Manhood
  • Christian Evangelism
  • Christian Life Skills
  • Social Action
  • Bible 9
  • Bible 10
  • Bible 11
  • Bible 12

23 College Preparatory Southern Baptist Academy Homeschool Program Graduation Requirements

It is your responsibility to choose appropriate courses! Please check the following chart.

English 4 Credits
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12
  • College Writing and Vocabulary
  • Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Christian Fantasy and Fiction
  • AP English Literature
  • AP English Language
Mathematics 3 Credits (must include Algebra 1 or above)
  • Algebra 1 (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
  • Geometry
  • Integrated Math
  • Algebra 2
  • Consumer Math
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
Science 3 Credits
  • Biology (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
  • Integrated Science
  • Medicine
  • Forensics 1
  • Forensics 2
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • AP Biology
Social Studies World History, U.S. History, American Government, Economics
  1. American Government (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
  2. Economics (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
  3. World History, Global Studies, World Religions, or AP European History
  4. US History or AP US History
Global Languages 2 Credits
  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • French 1
  • French 2
  • AP French Language
  • Latin 1
  • Latin 2
  • German 1
  • German 2
Fine Art, Music, and Technology 1 Credit
  • Art and Music 9-12
  • Piano Lessons
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Digital Photography
  • Music Studio
  • Video Studio
  • Web Design
  • Media Arts
  • 20th Century Music
  • History of Christian Music
  • Christian Symbolism in Fine Art
  • Music Business
Health and Physical Education 1 Credit (must encompass both subject areas Health and PE 9-12 (MUST TAKE THIS COURSE)
General Electives 5 Credits
  • Sociology
  • Business
  • Cinema History
  • Driver's Education
  • SAT Preparation
  • College Preparation
  • Career Preparation
  • Crime and Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Power of Prayer
  • Christian Character
  • Christian Womanhood
  • Christian Manhood
  • Christian Evangelism
  • Christian Life Skills
  • Social Action
  • Bible 9
  • Bible 10
  • Bible 11
  • Bible 12

The Southern Baptist Academy Homeschool Program Transcripts

Parents may obtain their homeschool students' grades at any time. Documents requested and provided throughout the homeschool student's current enrollment year will be labeled as an Official Transcript. They can be provided to homeschool parents after the school year has been completed or if the homeschool student has withdrawn from The Southern Baptist Academy Homeschool Program. A $32.00 transcript fee will be automatically charged.

Credits issued on a homeschool transcript can come from a variety of places.

The Southern Baptist Academy Homeschool Program Transcript Evaluations

Upon receiving the homeschool student's official transcript, The Southern Baptist Academy Homeschool Program prepares an evaluation. The evaluation includes both the transferred credits and courses necessary for graduation that have yet to be completed. We will send you the evaluation and store a copy in your homeschool student's permanent file.

We DO NOT accept any half-credit classes. Each completed and passing course will grant one (1) full credit.

The following transfer fees will be issued:

Public/Private School: $15.00 each
Home School: $27.00

Note: It is important to provide our Registrar with an official transcript to ensure that your student stays on track throughout his or her high school career. If your student is previously enrolled in a homeschool program, check your state laws regarding curriculum standards and requirements.

Attendance Requirements

Southern Baptist Academy students are expected to work diligently and consistently on their school work.

The Southern Baptist Academy is registered in the State of Texas. As such we require all students (even if residing in another state) to fulfill Texas' educational statute which requires that students complete the following amount of hours in a given school year:

  1. Kindergarten: Five hundred forty (540) net instructional hours.
  2. Grades 1-3: Seven hundred twenty (720) net instructional hours.
  3. Grades 4-12: Nine hundred (900) net instructional hours.

The Southern Baptist Academy considers 'net instructional hours' to be the sum of your logged Intructional Time as recorded in your timelog/gradebook plus your logged Joy Directed Activity time.

Students may enter up to 110 hours of Joy Directed Activities per school year.

If a student does not meet these attendance requirements, they will not pass the grade and will be forced to repeat the grade level.

If medical or family issues arise that may cause the student to miss an extended amount of school, a letter must be emailed to the Director of Operations (MemberServices@TheSouthernBaptistAcademy.org) with verification of the issue. All medical and family issues are handled on a case by case basis.

Home School Credit Transfer Requirements

Please click here for the guidelines on how to transfer credits from a home school using a portfolio. Our guidelines are laid out the document. Please contact us after reading the document if you have any additional questions. Please note that we require the Phys. Ed. portion of a transfer home school credit of Health and Phys. Ed. to include a 40-hour letter from a coach or log of Phys. Ed. activities completed. The activities must be completed within the same year of taking Health for your student to receive a transfer credit.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Member Services by email at
MemberServices@TheSouthernBaptistAcademy.org.