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    Online High School

    My wife is from Thailand, and is pretty much self educated. She completed about the equivalent of the ninth grade at a Buddhist school. She has been in a GED program for a few years, and is going absolutely nowhere. She is 44 years old. She has taken some college courses, and did quite well, but of course, not having a Diploma, meant that they were not for credit. She would like to attend a cooking program and get a Chef's certificate, but without a High School Diploma this would be impossible.

    Any ideas, DegreeInfo?
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    American School...Cheap and fast and its RA.
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    Get Your High School Diploma Online - Online High Schools for Teens

    Take a look, I never even thought about a dl high school. Learn something new everyday.:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by b4cz28 View Post
    American School...Cheap and fast and its RA.
    They offer two programs and seem to be about the same price as PF. Their general education course is obviously easier and not designed for college entrance but I wonder about the acceptance of it for community colleges that require a GED/Diploma for entrance as opposed to a university that would have higher standards. My brother needs something, even for his job he needs to have a high school diploma to move up.

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    I used my to get into CC (like that's a big deal) its RA so I don't see it having any prob's.
    The state took it for my peace officers license as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakz View Post
    ...........She is 44 years old. She has taken some college courses, and did quite well, but of course, not having a Diploma, meant that they were not for credit. She would like to attend a cooking program and get a Chef's certificate, but without a High School Diploma this would be impossible.

    Any ideas, DegreeInfo?
    Perhaps she does not need a GED. I'm pretty sure she could earn an AA or AS degree without having a GED at her age (at least she could if she lived in California).

    I'm not sure if there are any DL cooking programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b4cz28 View Post
    I used my to get into CC (like that's a big deal) its RA so I don't see it having any prob's.
    The state took it for my peace officers license as well.
    So did you do the college prep or the general? Can you go into detail on the courses and requirements such as time, exams, proctors, course requirements as far as work or anything else about your experience.

    My brother and his wife both didn't complete high school for various reasons but they are at the now or never point. They have a young child and my brother works nights so the traditional GED hasn't been working out for them. I think a program such as this that they can learn and complete together might be the ticket.

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    I only had a semester left of school so it only cost $200+. I had a GED but I needed a High School Diploma to get my license. This is no BS. I did a whole semester in a weekend. I mailed it in and in five days had my diploma. No proctors, at your own pace,etc. I thought they were great, good customer service. I took the general courses. The work was very easy, but solid. It’s RA so any other RA school would take it I'm sure. How is the GED not working out for him, it's just a test. Has he tried to just go and take it. It was very easy, most of the stuff on it was from 9th grade.
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    Oh...he's in a GED class. Sorry, I got you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b4cz28 View Post
    Oh...he's in a GED class. Sorry, I got you.
    Yeah he is in the prep class and always passes everything except the math requirement and then loses patience with the classes and drops out every time. He works 6 nights a week on the graveyard shift and then the classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays on nights he usually works and his priority is usually sleeping. I live out of state right now otherwise I could teach him and keep him motivated.

    Thanks for the information, this may be exactly what he needs.

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    He just needs to go take the test....let the chips fall where they may.
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    I don't recommend her an online high school . I studied hs overseas and getting transcripts having them translated and then sending them for WES or ECE for equivalence was going to be a pain in the lower back.

    Penn Foster allows you to take independent college courses for credit. I took 5 classes 15 credits and even being DETC thats what I used to be accepted at Fort Hays State University. After that I used Straighterline and got 15 credits from FHSU which I used to fulfill the requirement that Penn Foster had in order to be enrolled in a degree program.

    Also I have taken Clovis Community College classes and as a non-degree student they didn't ask for my college transcripts.

    That is definitely what I am going to do with my kids. We plan to home school so instead of HS classes I will make them take Community College classes.

    Dont worry about wasting time and money for a HS diploma. I know my explanation sounds a bit tricky if you have any question just ask me

    best wishes for your wife!

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    "was going to be a pain in the lower back"

    roflmao......All I could think of was Balki off of Perfect Stangers
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    Tom Nixon has a _Guide to Online High Schools_ and _Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning_ has a chapter on online high schools.
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