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March 21, 2017

Lineman School Rejects Graduate’s Homeschool Diploma

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MIKE SMITH MIKE SMITH
HSLDA President

Though homeschool graduates are considered prize recruits by many colleges, trade schools are sometimes reluctant even to accept them. That’s when our help can make a big difference.

Home School Legal Defense Association recently assisted Bret Deto when he was turned down by a trade college that trains students to work on power lines and equipment.

Northwest Lineman College admissions officers told Bret that they would not accept his homeschool diploma and transcript. They suggested instead that he obtain a GED.

That’s when Bret’s mother contacted us.

We wrote a letter to the college showing how Bret’s diploma complies with California’s private school laws. We urged officials to accept his high school transcripts.

Within two weeks, Bret was accepted into the program.

His mother’s response to us says it all: “I can’t thank you enough for your help with my son. Thanks to your letter, he is now enrolled in Northwest Lineman College! Fortunately, we did not need your help while we were homeschooling, but all these years later, we did, and you came through! I appreciate you and the work you do. I have shared this story with our homeschooling community. Thank you, and God bless!” 

HSLDA members who encounter similar difficulty should contact us right away.