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|
3135 West Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(a division of Essential Learning Institute)
|Jessica L. Parnell|
334 Second Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032
|Buxmont Christian Educational Institute Inc||Terry L. Johns|
146 W. Broad Street
Telford, PA 18969
|Erie County Homeschoolers|
(Erie County Homeschoolers Diploma Association)
9129 State Road
Cranesville, PA 16410
|Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Association||Barbara Snider|
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.||Chris Ranck|
484 Pleasant View Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036
|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
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.