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Meeting Table

HIGH-SCHOOL EVALUATION

About High-School Evaluations

Our goal is to supply our graduates with credible transcripts that will facilitate their admission into colleges, universities and other institutions.  Therefore, we prefer standard course titles that will be familiar, easy to understand, and likely to be accepted at any institution.  We only require 22 total credits and take a conservative approach.  Thus, we tend not to offer credit in subjects which might appear unconventional or non-standard.

 

Though Gateway's program serves home-educating families, we are an actual school and have a responsibility to see that our students meet appropriate requirements. The evaluation process is designed to ensure that each student is on track for graduation.  Our high-school counselors are happy to help with any questions, concerns, or requests. Please call or email at any time.

 

Typical Evaluation Process

 
A. Preliminary Junior Evaluation

When we receive the application for the junior year (11th grade), we make a preliminary evaluation based on the records from 9th and 10th grades and look at the educational plan for the 11th grade. At that time, we keep the evaluation in the office unless there are serious problems, in which case we would contact the family and attempt to resolve the issues.

B. Mid-Year Junior Evaluation (sent to the family)

After we receive first-semester grades in the junior year (11th grade), we update our evaluation and send a copy to the parents informing them of what the student lacks to graduate. Typically, this will allow the family a year and a half in which to make any changes, additions, or adjustments necessary to finish all requirements and to accomplish graduation on schedule.

C. Initial Senior Evaluation

When we receive the 12th-grade application and education plan, we update the evaluation and notify the parent of  problems or deficiencies.

D. Mid-Year Senior Evaluation

When we receive first-semester grades for the 12th grade, we again update the evaluation to ensure that courses on the grade form agree with those on the Education Plan and all requirements are being met. If there are any problems, we notify the parents.

E. Final Transcript Preparation & Senior Evaluation (sent to the family)

When we receive final grades showing completion of all graduation requirements, a final transcript, along with a diploma, is sent to the family. Please send final grades at least 2 weeks before you need the diploma, allowing time for mail delivery. Please note that coursework should be complete before final grades are sent. When sending final grades, remember to include your request (with appropriate instructions) for any final transcripts that should be sent to colleges, universities, military recruiters, employers, or other institutions.

If we do not receive final grades towards the end of the summer, we will send a letter notifying parents of our deadline to receive final grades for seniors (August 31). If grades are not received in a timely manner, a student may be required to re-enroll and continue studies in order to graduate.

If you have any questions about your student's evaluation or high-school status, please call or email us at any time. A high-school counselor will be happy to assist you with any questions or requests.

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