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July 17, 2007

Homeschool Grad Hired as EMT after Brief Struggle

After graduating from high school via homeschooling, John Seton (name changed to protect family’s privacy) attended community college two years and was hired as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in Fairfax County, Va. He subsequently applied for a job as an EMT at Kennywood amusement park near Pittsburgh, Pa.

Although John explained that he graduated from high school via homeschooling, the hiring agency told him he could not get the job because he lacked a high school diploma or GED. The family called Home School Legal Defense Association for help.

HSLDA attorney Scott Woodruff placed several calls. He did not reach the person he intended, but he left messages expressing his concerns about the hiring agency’s treatment of John.

Before Woodruff could speak to the person he intended, the agency reversed course and told John they would hire him. Woodruff’s phone messages were enough.

High school diplomas signed by parents have helped homeschool grads get almost every imaginable type of job and be accepted at the most prestigious universities in the land.