Diploma Program

Homeschooling through the middle and high school years can often feel like a daunting task. Our diploma program gives you the support you need to successfully navigate your student’s path to graduation.

Founded in 1994, New Covenant Christian Academy’s Diploma Program provides academic support for homeschoolers in the seventh through twelfth grades. We are not state or federally funded, nor is our diploma accredited or regulated by government standards. Taking this position ensures that your academic and religious freedom is not compromised.  Our intent is to assist parents as they educate and train their students toward academic and vocational excellence. We’re pleased to say that students graduating from NCCA have been accepted at both public and private colleges and universities nationwide.

Parents and students are assigned to a Diploma Program Advisor who oversees the completion of coursework. The advisor is also a resource for choosing curriculum, answering questions, and making suggestions for meeting educational goals.

Services

  • Assistance with course and curriculum selection
  • Two 45 to 60 minute advising and evaluation sessions and one at the end of each semester- Parents and their student(s) meet with their advisor either in person or over the phone. At these meetings, quarterly course work is reviewed and grades are recorded.
  • Two 30 to 45 minute advising sessions at the parent’s request at the end of first and third quarters
  • A report card for students in grades 7-8
  • A transcript for students in grades 9-12- At the end of each academic year, high school students receive a transcript with a cumulative GPA. This transcript, while currently non-accredited, has been accepted by colleges, both private and public, and by the armed services.
  • Telephone/e-mail support to answer brief questions throughout the year.
  • One letter of recommendation that can be submitted to an unlimited number of colleges.
  • Completion of applications for scholarships, early admissions, etc. may be subject to additional charges.
  • Unlimited transcript creation as requested by prospective colleges and universities.
  • Transfer of all previously earned credits
  • Maintenance of your transcript for future access indefinitely
  • Credit recovery and transcripting of previous school years at a special hourly rate
  • Additional appointments, if requested by the parent, at a special hourly rate.
  • A diploma awarded at a commencement ceremony when Graduation Requirements are met-Students who complete the graduation requirements are awarded an NCCA Diploma and may participate in a commencement ceremony in June.
Tuition and Fees
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Annual Tuition - $441Pay Now Button
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Diploma Program cost?

The yearly tuition for the DP program is $441. Most clients will break this amount into 9 monthly payments starting in September and ending in May. There is also a $63 non-refundable application fee.

Can 7th and 8th graders be in the Diploma Program?

Yes! Students can enroll in the Diploma Program when they are in the 7th or 8th grade. Students in 7th and 8th grade can take classes that can be counted toward high school credit.

I have an 11th grader. Can I enroll him in the Diploma Program?

The 11th grade year is the last year we will accept students into the Diploma Program. To ensure credibility and accuracy of grades reported, we typically prefer to have a student enrolled in the Diploma Program for two full years before we would present a diploma.

My student attended a public or private high school before being home schooled. Will those courses show up on her transcript?

If you have school records and/or transcripts, we can incorporate those courses into the student’s NCCA transcript. If the student has not attended public or private school but has done high school level course work, this can also be shown on a student’s transcript if the work is accurately documented.

Will course work done through the NCCA Diploma Program be accepted at the college or high school level?

Basic Skills has been working with college bound students for many years, and we have never encountered an instance where the transcript, along with a ACT or SAT test, has not been accepted by a college.

High schools vary by district and even from school to school regarding what they will and will not accept. We suggest contacting the school counselor and discussing with them what they will and will not accept if you know that your student is planning to enter public school.

Is Basic Skills accredited?

We are not state or federally funded, nor is our diploma accredited or regulated by government standards. Taking this position ensures that your academic and religious freedom is not compromised. Our intent is to assist parents as they educate and train their students toward academic and vocational excellence, allowing the Bible to inform all subjects. We are pleased to note that students graduating from NCCA have been accepted at both public and private colleges and universities nationwide.