The chart below contains recommendations for students who want to go directly to a 4-year university or into one of the military academies.  Since HLA serves a global community applying to colleges all across the globe, parents should do extensive research concerning college admissions requirements.  We feel the recommendations below will satisfy many 4 year universities, but it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure their students have the necessary courses to get into the college of their choice.  If your student is unsure what he/she wants to do upon graduation, these career assessment options might be helpful.

Students must meet minimum credit requirements in order to receive a diploma from HomeLife Academy.  If you do not live in Tennessee, you will be responsible for ensuring your student completes any additional coursework needed to satisfy college admission guidelines and/or state guidelines. Below is just a guide to help you get started.

Emphasize to your student the importance of taking “college prep” courses. These courses place a strong emphasis on math and science. A strong reading and writing base during the four years of high school English is also crucial. Focus on developing his/her writing skills. College-bound students should have a strong transcript reflecting a strong academic foundation that prepares the student for ACT and SAT exams and college level courses.

College-bound students should also have their academics balanced with extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities can be documented in the student’s portfolio. Additionally, if your student is interested or will be qualifying for NCAA please contact Crystal as soon as possible for guidance with course and curriculum selection that is acceptable to NCAA.

Planning Sheets are available for you to use as a tool when planning for high school. We have two planning sheet options available.  Choose the one that best fits your need. These instructions will help you best utilize the available tools.

Concerning Florida students: College bound students should follow the Florida planning sheets below as Florida colleges and Bright Futures Scholarship requires 24 credits with one credit being an online course. Florida also requires 8 electives. For additional information refer to the Florida planning sheets below.


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1 credit = A full year of study or (150 hours)
0.5 credit = A semester of study or (75 hours)

Refer to the Course Guide & Electives and Fields of Study for a list of other courses that may be considered.