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Homeschool parents can either make a transcript for their student or find a subscription service that creates a transcript for them. HSLDA has free high school transcript templates that anyone can download. We also offer a Transcript Service that comes with automatic GPA calculation, professional formatting, and 24/7 online access.

HSLDA recommends that you start creating a transcript for your student when they finish 9th grade (or whenever they finish their first high school classes) and add onto it after each additional year of high school.

If you’re an HSLDA member, you can contact our Educational Consultants for additional support and guidance in making your transcript.

Homeschool students receive their diplomas from their parents. Since parents are the ones who structure and organize a homeschool student’s education, they are also the ones qualified to judge when that education has been successfully completed and a diploma earned.

A few states have high school graduation requirements for homeschoolers, so you can check your state’s homeschool laws on our interactive legal map. If you’re an HSLDA member, please contact your state’s legal team if you have any further questions.

Are you wondering more about where to get diplomas, what you should put on a diploma, and whether you should have your child take a GED test? Check out our Diploma FAQs.

As more families choose homeschooling through high school, new sports opportunities are emerging. Here are just a few of the opportunities available each year:

  • National and regional homeschool sports associations—Your teen could compete in a regional or national tournament offered by one of the growing number of organizations providing support for homeschool teams.
  • Homeschool teams—New teams for homeschoolers are being organized throughout the country by homeschool groups and parents. You could connect with local groups, check on Facebook, or do a Google search to locate teams near you. You could also check our group search feature and use the “Sports” filter to quickly see if there are any sports groups in your area.
  • Sports associations—Local sports associations offer both recreational and competitive leagues for a variety of sports. Competitive teams provide the opportunity to play at the local, regional, national, and even international level.
  • Public school teams—You can check to see if your state has equal access laws, which allow homeschooled students to try out for spots on local public school teams.
  • Private school teams—Many local private schools let homeschooled students try out for their teams.
You can check with your local community to see which youth sport opportunities are available in your area!

You can find homeschool laws for all 50 states and US territories on our interactive legal map. It provides detailed information about how to homeschool legally in your state, how to withdraw your child from public school, and more.

If you’re an HSLDA member, you can also use our state-specific forms and documents to simplify any homeschool paperwork you may have. Scroll down to the bottom of your state legal page to find your state-specific forms.

How to Develop a National or Regional Homeschool Organization

HSLDA and its partners offer helpful advice on how to develop a homeschool organization in your region.

Ready, Set, Go! How to Start Your Homeschool!

So you’re choosing homeschooling! Wondering how to start: What do I do first? How do I find curriculum, community? Can I work and homeschool? Watch webinar!

How to Choose or Change Your Homeschool Curriculum

How do I know what homeschool curriculum is right for my child and me? What if it isn’t working? When can I change? What does state law say? Watch this webinar!

Ready? Set Your Homeschool GPS!

How to set a personalized course for your homeschool journey . . . We walk you through identifying the what, why, and how of your family's homeschool!

Google Tools for Homeschool Groups

Find out how your homeschool group can access Google Workspace for Education and learn about their privacy policy.

What’s an SEP / IEP / ISP?

You’ve decided to homeschool your special needs child. Now you have to figure out the “how”! The questions can be overwhelming, but a homeschool student education plan (SEP) can help you stay organized and focused on what really matters.

How to Comply with Massachusetts' Homeschool Law

Are you considering homeschooling your child? You can do it! As you get started, it’s important to make sure you comply with the education laws where you live. This page helps you understand how to homeschool legally in Massachusetts—step-by-step.

What Is Freedom For?

What does homeschooling look like? Every family is beautiful and unique—here’s a quick glimpse of how freedom enables every family to homeschool in the way that’s best for their children.

Rising Sun, Rising Movement

Japana’s recent homeschool conference revealed how much the movement has grown—and the challenges it has yet to overcome.

Czech Republic

Legal status and resources on how to homeschool in the Czech Republic