Please realize that each of the diploma programs have different requirements for graduation. Below you will find the specific requirements which must be followed to earn a BCEI diploma. Any questions regarding these items should be referred to BCEI at 215-723-7226 or we encourage members to purchase the BCEI Standards and Procedures Manual for complete and detailed information.
In order for a student to earn a BCEI diploma they must:
- Earn a minimum of 23 units of credit in grades 9-12
- Four units of credit in English
- Three units of credit in Mathematics
- Three units of credit in Social Studies
- Three units of credit in Science
- Two units of credits in Arts & Humanities, or both
- One unit of credit in Health & Physical Education
- Eight units of additional courses approved in the Standards and Procedures (this is where each student is encouraged to take courses related to their interests, talents and abilities)
- Adhere to and follow all aspects of Act 169 of 1988.
- Use a BCEI board approved evaluator in grades 9-12. A complete list of the BCEI evaluators can be found on the BCEI website or in the Standards and Procedures Manual. Mr. Johns, Director/Administrator, completes ALL senior evaluations prior to the first week of May
- Keep percentage grades in grades 9-12 and send a copy of final yearly grades to BCEI for student file at the end of each school year.
- Be a member of BCEI each homeschool year from grades 9-12.
- Be in good standing with the school district with no legal proceedings pending and be willing to sign the “Certificate of Compliance” form to verify this fact
- Be completely done with all studies by the first of May in the senior year and have your senior year evaluation scheduled no later than the first week of May.
- Realize that secondary education is grades 7-12 and in accordance with Act 169 of 1988 the following subjects must be taught, earning at least 1/2 credit in each area:
- Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, General Mathematics
- Social Studies: Civics, Geography, U.S. History, World History, PA History
- Other: Health and Physiology, Physical Education, Public Speaking, Music and Art
- Please Note: Safety and Fire Education must be covered each year
- Have met all financial obligations to BCEI: ($25.00 recording fee due upon registration, $40.00 yearly family membership fees, $90.00 graduation fee, etc.)
Information for Families
- Please realize that you must use a BCEI approved evaluator for grades 9-11. The senior year evaluation is done by the Director/Administrator personally. There are no exceptions to this rule. There is a list of all BCEI board approved evaluators here. Your evaluator will be responsible for:
1) Sending a signed copy of the student’s evaluation.
(2) Sending in a completed grade report form signed by the BCEI evaluator and the parent/supervisor.
(3) The evaluator is responsible for making sure that the $10.00 processing fee accompany each grade report form (check made payable to Terry Johns) and sent to BCEI at 146 West Broad Street Telford, PA . 18969
- We request that a list of courses taken in grades seven and eight be submitted to BCEI. The purpose for this is because some courses can be taken in seventh or eighth grades which can count on the secondary level however we must have adequate documentation that these subjects were taken. For example, PA History/Geography, Public Speaking, Music, Art and some others are courses which fall into this category.
- If your child is a transfer student from a private or public school we ask that you have a copy of your child’s transcripts sent directly to BCEI at the time of enrollment. The school will most likely only provide you with an unofficial copy but you may also obtain an Academic Records Release Form under the “forms” section of this website.
- There is a $25.00 non-refundable recording fee due per high school student at the time that the student’s academic records are sent. This is a one-time fee and the payment should be made to Mr. Terry Johns personally. (Please note that this is not the yearly family membership dues).
- We ask the parents to send a copy of the student’s objectives grades seven through twelve each year as they are submitted to the district for the student files by August 1st.
- If your child is taking college entrance exams such as the SAT’s or ACT’s, please remember to use the BCEI CEEB code number which is 394783 on the application form. This will insure that a copy of your child’s scores will be sent directly to your child’s school, BCEI and it also assists us as a “school” in tracking our students performance. For more information or practice tests go to www.collegeboards.org
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE REQUIREMENTS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GIVE US A CALL AND WE WILL EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE AND REASONING BEHIND THESE REGULATIONS.
(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday – 9:30am to 3:00pm – 215-723-7226)
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: When a high school student is enrolled in the diploma program it is the responsibility of the BCEI evaluator to send a copy of the student’s evaluation to BCEI once the evaluation has been completed.
It is the responsibility of the parent to see that the evaluation and the student’s final grades for each school year (9-12) are sent to BCEI before the onset of each new school year (August 1st). Failure to comply with this requirement could result in BCEI not being able to issue transcripts when requested.
VERY IMPORTANT: Students taking ACT or SAT testing must use the BCEI CEEB school code number – 394783 – in order to be registered as a BCEI student with the college boards and for us to be able to provide the score on the transcripts.