"Is your program accredited?" This is always the first question that parents ask me about the Tiers Free Homeschool Academy.
Accreditation is required for public and private schools but homeschool is different. We don't have to follow one set of textbooks or teach math using Common Core. We get to build classes that meet the needs of our children. Most importantly, we don't have to pay thousands of dollars to obtain accreditation.
During my tenure as an administrator in higher education, I encountered many "accredited" transcripts. What I wanted to tell the parents who I knew often paid $50 or more per class to receive this designation of accreditation on their transcripts is "When you homeschool and you provide the school with your Declaration of Intent to Homeschool as well as your Official Transcript, that is your accreditation." You don't need to pay anyone to say "Ok your transcript is accredited".
Accredited Homeschool Transcript or Official Homeschool Transcript