EARN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA BY AN ON LINE EXIT EXAM:
ANY ADULT 18 YEARS OR OLDER CAN TAKE THIS HOME SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM. WITH A PARENTS PERMISSION, STUDENTS 17 MAY TAKE THIS EXAM IF THEY HAVE ALREADY LEFT PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL OR ARE ABOUT TO WITHDRAW FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO HOME SCHOOL. PARENTS SHOULD ALWAYS CALL OUR OFFICE (832.878.8720), ADDRESS: 6363 RICHMOND AVE, SUITE 505, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77057
FIRST FOR SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS WHEN REGISTERING YOUR 17 YR OLD STUDENT FOR THIS EXAM ON LINE. WHEN YOU REGISTER, PAY THE
$350 EXAM FEE AND THEN TAKE THE ON LINE EXAM (or come to our office in Houston to pick up a hard copy of the exam). ( $325 ONLINE AND $25 CASH WHEN YOU COME TO OUR OFFICE OR WHEN YOUR ORDER YOUR DOCUMENTS) THE ESTIMATED TIME TO TAKE THE EXAM IS 4 TO 5 HOURS, BUT THERE IS A WINDOW OF 24 HOURS IN WHICH THE EXAM CAN BE TAKEN AND/OR RETAKEN.
ONLINE AND IN OFFICE CURRICULUM: THERE ARE TWO HUNDRED MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS IN 6 CORE SUBJECTS:
ENGLISH, MATH, HISTORY, SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES AND CITIZENSHIP.
A 70% OR BETTER SCORE WILL EARN THE STUDENT A VALID AND CERTIFIED TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA & TRANSCRIPT WHICH WILL SHOW THAT THE STUDENT HAS EARNED THE HOME SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND 26 CREDITS TOTAL BY INDEPENDENT HOME STUDY, GRADE ASSESSMENT OF THE CREDITS EARNED FROM THE PREVIOUS PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AND BY PASSING AN ONLINE HOME SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM.
The EXAM FEE IS $350 USD . You will pay in cash $25 when you come to our office to pick up the graduation documents. No checks or charges. NOTE: THERE IS ONE ADVANTAGE TO TAKING THE ONLINE EXIT EXAM FIRST.
YOU MAY SELECT OPTION 2 WITHOUT TAKING THE EXIT EXAM ABOVE.
EARN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA BY THE HOME STUDY COURSE.
HONORS HOME SCHOOL COURSE:
THERE ARE 600 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS IN 6 SUBJECTS.
ENGLISH, MATH, HISTORY, SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES AND CITIZENSHIP.
THE HOME STUDY COURSE FEE IS $450 USD. $425 at registration and additional $25 paid for postage to have your documents mailed to you. You will send a money order for that $25 charge when you return the completed workbook for grading.
IF YOU FAIL TO PASS THE ON LINE HOME SCHOOL EXIT EXAM, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO STILL TAKE THE HONORS HOME SCHOOL COURSE AT A DISCOUNTED FEE. THE NET COST WILL BE:
$100 by money order payable to: allaccess.net and sent by regular mail to SouthWest Academy, 6363 Richmond Ave, Suite 505 , Houston, Texas 77057.
THE HONORS HOME STUDY COURSE WILL THEN BE MAILED WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS VIA US PRIORITY MAIL. THE STUDENT WILL NOT HAVE TO COMPLETE THE EXAM AGAIN (if failed) AS HIS GRADES WILL BE BASED ON HIS SCORE AND CREDITS EARNED ON THE HOME STUDY QUESTIONS AND ESSAY.
THE HONORS HIGH SCHOOL HOME STUDY COURSE
IS AN OPEN BOOK HOME STUDY COURSE TO BE COMPLETED IN LESS THAN 2-3 MONTHS (or as directed by our Academic Director) AT A STUDENT’S HOME. WHEN THE STUDENT HAS COMPLETED THE WORK BOOK, SIMPLY DROP IT OFF AT OUR HOUSTON OFFICE, OR MAIL THE COMPLETED EXAM AND OTHER WRITTEN MATERIALS TO US IN THE SELF ADDRESSED POSTAGE PAID ENVELOP WHICH COMES WITH EACH HOME STUDY PACKAGE. YOUR COMPLETED WORK WILL BE GRADED BY ADMINISTRATORS IMMEDIATELY. A 70% OR BETTER SCORE WILL EARN THE STUDENT EQUIVALENT HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT TOWARDS THE HOME SCHOOL GRADUATION
CONTINUING CURRICULUM: THERE ARE ADDITIONAL HOME STUDY COURSE SEGMENTS, STUDY MATERIALS AND TESTS AVAILABLE FOR HOME SCHOOLS PARENTS WHO WISH TO HAVE AN EXTENDED CURRICULUM FOR THEIR STUDENTS FOR MORE THAN ONE SEMESTER. THIS IS UPON REQUEST AND PAYMENT MADE IN ADVANCE FOR EACH 3 MONTH SEGMENT.
THE STUDENT WILL NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE HOME SCHOOL EXIT EXAM UNTIL READY TO COMPLETE ALL HOME STUDIES AND GRADUATE. THIS WILL BE WORKED OUT IN ADVANCE DEPENDING ON THE GRADE LEVEL OF THE STUDENT BEING ENROLLED IN OUR PROGRAM.
UPON GRADUATION EACH STUDENT WILL RECEIVE (1) ONE CERTIFIED TEXAS HOME SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, (2) ONE OPEN CERTIFIED TRANSCRIPT AND (3) ONE SEALED AND CERTIFIED TRANSCRIPT FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION. ADDITIONAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR DIPLOMAS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM OUR OFFICE FOR $35 EACH, PLUS $10 FOR RETURN POSTAGE OR YOU MAY PICK UP THESE EXTRA DOCUMENTS AT OUR HOUSTON OFFICE.
ONLY MONEY ORDERS ACCEPTED AND PAYABLE TO: (ALL ACCESS NET) AND MUST BE MAILED TO 6363 RICHMOND AVE, SUITE 505, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77057 NOTE: SEALED TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE PRESENTED TO ALL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES APPLIED TO BY GRADUATES. THE ACADEMY WILL ONLY FAX TRANSCRIPTS TO PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES WHEN REQUESTED IN ADVANCE AND THE $35 FEE HAS BEEN PAID BY THE STUDENT. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY STUDENT TO PROVIDE THE SEALED TRANSCRIPT TO EACH COLLEGE APPLIED TO AND REGISTER ON LINE OR AS IS REQUIRED BY THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY YOU WISH TO ATTEND.
MOST COLLEGES REQUIRE ON LINE REGISTRATION.
WHEN COMPLETING THE COLLEGE APPLICATION INFORMATION AS TO WHAT HIGH SCHOOL YOU GRADUATED FROM, ONLY PUT THE TWO WORDS:
The SouthWest Academy Home School Support Program is not a school or on any list of Texas public or private schools. The Academy is a home school education support program that you as an adult student and/or parent have subscribed to on line or in person at our Houston office.
The actual home school is in the home of each student.
PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS
If you furnish a copy of your former high school transcript in person or by mail to the Academy ahead of time, it will be included in your sealed SouthWest Academy combined transcript package together with a notarized and certified affidavit signed by your parent if you are under age 18 when you graduate and requested by the parent or the student ahead of time.
IMPORTANT ADVICE: ALL PARENTS AND ADULT STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR FAMILY LEGAL ADVISER, THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AND COUNSELORS BEFORE MAKING A DECISION ABOUT ENROLLING IN ANY ON LINE EDUCATION PROGRAM. THERE ARE MANY ON LINE CLAIMS OF ACCREDITATION AS HOME SCHOOLS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY ANY TEXAS COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. HOWEVER, THERE ARE PUBLIC SCHOOL ON LINE PROGRAMS THAT SHOULD BE CONFIRMED WITH YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT (EXAMPLE: TEXAS VIRTUAL ACADEMY). THOSE ARE GENERALLY AT NO COST, BUT ARE REQUIRED TO BE TAKEN ON THE SAME SCHEDULE AND TERMS AS PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BE REQUESTED AT THE INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCHOOL OR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE YOU RESIDE.
TRUANCY CITATIONS ALREADY ISSUED
STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED TRUANCY CITATIONS MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THEIR OBLIGATIONS TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM WILL BE MET BY GIVING WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE HIGH SCHOOL OF YOUR INTENT (LETTER OF ASSURANCE)INTENTION TO HOME SCHOOL BEFORE COMMENCING OR COMPLETING ANY VALID HOME SCHOOL PROGRAMS. SOME TRUANCY COURTS MAY NOT DROP TRUANCY CHARGES AGAINST YOU OR ACCEPT THE SOUTHWEST ACADEMY PROOF OF EDUCATION IF THE NOTICE OF HOME SCHOOLING WAS NOT SENT OR TAKEN TO THE SCHOOL BEFORE THE CITATIONS WERE ISSUED. IN THAT CASE A FAMILY LAWYER SHOULD BE ASKED TO INTERVENE WITH THE COURT TO PROTECT YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BE HOME SCHOOLED AT ANY AGE AND AT ANY TIME.
THE CASES THAT SHOULD BE REVIEWED BY YOUR ATTORNEY AND THE COURT THAT WILL PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO HOME SCHOOL AND NOT BE FORCED TO ATTEND GED OR ANY OTHER CLASSES AFTER LEAVING PUBLIC SCHOOL INCLUDE:
The Texas Supreme Court Case: Leeper vs. Arlington class action suit (Leeper v. Arlington I.S.D. No. 17-88761-85), AND THE United States Supreme Court Case: Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972) and the Texas Higher Education Code 944 / 51.9241, 61.003
THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND ONLY PUBLIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO ALL PARENTS AND THEIR ATTORNEYS AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
IMMIGRATION DEFERMENT PROCESS for students between 15 and 30 years old: Any documents returned by Immigration for any reason must be returned to us at that time. We cannot guarantee that immigration will accept you or your proof of education. You should always consult with your attorney before submitting any documents to immigration. Those returned to us will be replaced with strictly home school documents signed by the parent of the student regardless of the student's age. The fee for that service to be paid in cash when you return the documents is $135.00 (NO CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS). This fee is subject to change without further notice based on additional expenses that may be incurred to prepare the documents. FEEL FREE TO CALL AND DISCUSS THIS SERVICE AND FEES IN ADVANCE AS THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OF ANY KIND IF YOUR DOCUMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY IMMIGRATION FOR ANY REASON. 832.878.8720
MILITARY: SPECIAL GRADUATION DOCUMENTS ARE ALSO PREPARED WHEN REQUESTED IN ADVANCE FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE ENTERING THE MILITARY. THIS MUST BE DISCUSSED BEFORE WE PREPARE YOUR DOCUMENTS OR THERE WILL ALSO BE ADDITIONAL CHARGES OF A MINIMUM OF $135 PLUS $350 FOR THE EXAM FEE IF EXAM NOT TAKEN PREVIOUSLY. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU OR YOUR PROOF OF EDUCATION WILL BE ACCEPTED BY ANY MILITARY SERVICE.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, ALWAYS CALL (832) 878-8720, EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org,OR COME TO OUR OFFICE ADDRESS: 6363 RICHMOND AVE, HOUSTON, TX 77057