Supporting an avenue of independence in educational choices for homeschooling families in Alabama. Rosewood Academy & High School A Church School Cover.
Supporting an avenue of independence in educational choices for homeschooling families in Alabama.Rosewood Academy & High SchoolA Church School Cover.

Diploma Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rosewood Academy is a ministry of Life Connected Ministries.  Thank you for taking time to pray for each person God puts on your heart.

January 18th 2013 The Alabama Board of Education approved to reduce the public school graduation credit requirement to twenty-four.  This does not apply to church schools.



We do not process diplomas in the month of August.





For help in determining credit click on Grades and Records


Below are links to help in determining the type of diploma your student would like to work towards. The worksheets are for your use and provide information on the subjects and credits your student would need for each type of diploma.  To apply for a diploma and transcripts you will need to fill out the Transcript for Graduating Senior form.

TESTING:  ACT scores do not predict college performance effectively


Are ACT/SAT tests the way to determine if we deserve an opportunity to acheive our life goals through a higher education?  Look at maturity, growth from experiences, competition, determination and motivation.  Can we test these to pre-determine what a person can bring to our soceity? We certainly know that each of us are unique.  That our minds are complex and so multifaceted and fluid, how can one find a single measurement tool predictive enough to determine whether someone is allowed access to a higher education?  There is evidence that shows high school GPA matters.  Students with good grades and modest testing did better in college than students with higher testing and lower high school grades.  Four-year, long-term evidence of self-discipline, intellectual curiosity and hard work; matters the most.  But is this the gate keeper to higher eduaction.


(From a Homeschool teacher).

Our kids have been homeschooled all their lives; our oldest will be 21 soon and will graduate with her BS by December. She did concurrent enrollment with an online college program while she was in high school and thereby transferred into university with 26 credits without the need to take the ACT or SAT for her college goals.


Our second child, graduating this month, she has less certainty about what she wants to pursue, and will be taking a more circuitous route through college, if in fact she decides to go that route at all; her tentative plan is to begin taking classes online while working full time, and to that end if she does decide to attend university she will transfer as well, again making the ACT/SAT unnecessary. Her education through high school has been no less thorough than her older sister’s, and my objection, to the requirement for the standardized test scoring for the various levels of diploma, is on the principle that her score (whether good or bad) would in no way reflect the breadth or level of her learning. It would create a great deal of stress for her by possibly denying her the natural flow of creative momentum, to reach her goals.  These tests do not represent our children. The ACT flaws have serious consequences: Despite its inaccuracies, biases, and coachability, ACT cut-off scores are used to determine entrance into schools and allocate scholarships. A single point can decide whether a student is admitted or receives needed funds. Though these methods violate ACT guidelines for proper test use, the test-maker has done nothing to stop them. The ACT has the responsibility and the power to protect students from testing abuse by refusing to send scores to colleges, scholarship agencies, and educational systems which misuse their product.  A product which you purchase, a purchase that dictates whether your child can go on to have a higher education.



ACT and SAT scores no longer required for admissions at some colleges



For people who are successful long-term in their careers, perseverance, hard work, and responsibility are the real keys, and these traits cannot be determined by scores on the ACT.  For students who prepare extensively for high scores on the ACT/SAT may not necesarily be successful in college.  At the moment it is the method to be considered for scholarships and addmission. 


Some general figures of PROFIT for administering the ACT/SAT/AP/PSAT are staggering: estimations say over $1.1 billion of revenue in 2017 and generated over $1.2 billion in revenue in 2020.  Published by Erin Duffin , Sep 10, 2021 There were approximately 19.6 million college students in the U.S. in 2019, 



The ACT/SAT score is optional for the type of Diploma your student has earned.  In some cases an ACT/SAT is required for graduation at the discretion of Rosewood Academy. 



High School Diploma

22 credits ::

3 each of Math/History


10 elective credits


High School Diploma Worksheet

Academic Diploma

Optional ACT standard of 18 or higher. 

24 credits ::
4 each of Math/History
8 elective credits
Required subjects
Algebra 1, Biology,
US History & World History

Advanced College Prep Diploma

Optional ACT standard of 20 or higher.


26 credits ::

4 each of Math/History


10 elective credits
Required subjects

Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Biology, US History and World History.

Highly recommended

Foreign Language, Chemistry, Basic Computer Skills, Literature


Advanced College Prep Worksheet



Elective Suggestions

ACT/SAT Prep, Accounting, Advanced Typing, Anthropology, Art, Art Appreciation, Auto Mechanics, Bible, Carpentry, Child Care, Computer Science, Debate, Drama Studies, Driver's Training, Environmental Studies, Ecology Home Ec., Music, Music Appreciation, Nutrition,





Rosewood Academy & High School

A church school cover for families homeschooling in Alabama

updated 05/2022

 “What does compulsory education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.”  -Henry David Thoreau

Contact Info

Rosewood Academy and High School
1301 Rosewood Drive
Maytown, AL 35118

Ralph: 205 586-4842

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