The accompanying table lists the diploma-granting organizations that currently are authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to grant state-recognized home education diplomas for PA residents only. They may not grant a home education diploma to anyone who is not a resident of PA. Additionally, they may grant diplomas only to those students who have submitted a home education affidavit and evaluation to their superintendent of schools for their graduation year.
These organizations reapply every three years and new organizations are added, so this list may change from year-to-year.
|Motivated Young Scholars||Veronica Manley and Verna Aggie|
5911 Larchwood Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
|Erie County Homeschoolers|
(Erie County Homeschoolers Diploma Association)
9129 State Road
Cranesville, PA 16410
|Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Association||Stephanie Vickers|
32 West Main Street #5
Waynesboro, PA 17268
|Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency||Dr. Howard B. Richman|
105 Richman Lane
Kittanning, PA 16201
|Susquehanna Valley Homeschool Diploma Program, Inc.||Amy Reese, president|
Sandy Elliott, information
5714 Potteiger Ave
Harrisburg, PA 17112
|Aleithia Learning Community||Peter Mountz|
55 Bertolet School Road
Spring City, PA 19475
Note – organization’s application was renewed after having expired. Organization granted diplomas from 5/18/99 to 5/18/02 and then began to grant diplomas again effective 10/04/11.
|Valley Forge Baptist Home Education Association||Karen Melchior|
616 S. Trappe Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
|The Lancaster Center for Classical Studies|
(The Classical Foundation of Lancaster)
|11/19/2018; reinstated diploma granting authority effective 3/12/21||Peter or Laurie Brown|
910 Marietta Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Here is listing of
previous diploma-granting institutions. If the student graduated within the dates of operation, they still would have a valid diploma.
Becoming a Diploma Provider
An organization serving homeschooling families may apply to PDE for recognition to grant home education diplomas by completing the
Home Education Association Application for Recognition on the Home Education and Private Tutoring homepage.