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​​Diploma-Granting Organizations

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.

PDE Approved Home Ed Diploma-Granting Organizations ​Contact ​Email/Website
​Motivated Young Scholars
Veronica Manley and Verna Aggie
(215) 921-2552
5911 Larchwood Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

​Erie County Homeschoolers
(Erie County Homeschoolers Diploma Association)
​Edi Thomas
(570) 967-0951
9129 State Road
Cranesville, PA 16410
​Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Association​Stephanie Vickers
(717) 749-5767
32 West Main Street #5
Waynesboro, PA 17268
​Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency​Dr. Howard B. Richman
(724) 783-6512
105 Richman Lane
Kittanning, PA 16201
​Susquehanna Valley Homeschool Diploma Program, Inc.Amy Reese, president
(570) 956-8416
Sandy Elliott, information
(717) 580-5206
5714 Potteiger Ave
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Aleithia Learning Community​Peter Mountz
(484) 798-4165
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
(610) 948-8100
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
(717) 397-3223
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.

​PDE Approved Home Ed Diploma-Granting Organizations
(Expired Authorization - but could assign diplomas for the dates indicated)
​Dates ​Contact
Bridgeway Academy
(a division of Essential Learning Institute)
​Jessica L. Parnell
(800) 863-1474
334 Second Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032
No longer granting diplomas effective 10/20/2019
Buxmont Christian Educational Institute Inc​Terry L. Johns
(215) 723-7226
146 W. Broad Street
Telford, PA 18969
No longer granting diplomas effective 10/20/2019
​Teen Travel Foundation of Western PA​12/23/2005(866) 463-9081
322 Mall Blvd. #165
Monroeville, PA 15146
​Upattinas School and Resource Center​12/04/00 through 4/15/17Kim Coffin
(610) 458-5138
429 Greenridge Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343

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.