Beach High School is closed.
Former students and appropriate third-party entities can obtain transcripts and graduation verification by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, duplicate diplomas are not available.
Those seeking nontraditional education and support may find what’s desired at one or more of the schools listed below. These schools are run by people I know well and whose work I respect.
- Ka-Lo Academy, https://www.kaloacademy.com
- Peach Blossom School, https://peachblossompsp.wixsite.com/homeschool
- Rivendell Academy, https://www.rivendellacademyfremont.net
If you contact the Peach Blossom School, Stephanie Hood, its director, asks that you mention that you’ve been referred by me. She isn’t taking new “cold call” students but welcomes those who have been referred.
For families who want to take charge on their own
Homeschooling is legal in every state, regulated to one degree or another. An online search will lead you to your state’s laws and support groups. People in the public school system may or may not provide complete and accurate information.
Here are some resources in California:
Homeschool Association of California (HSC)
- Website: https://www.hsc.org/
- Facebook Discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeSchoolAssociationofCalifornia
California Homeschool Network (CHN)
- Website: https://www.californiahomeschool.net/
- Facebook Discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CaliforniaHomeschoolNetwork
A book to consider
In my book “Self-Directed Learning: Documentation and Life Stories,” you can find a chapter and more on writing home-grown transcripts. The book also includes dozens of stories of my former students who have been very successful in a wide variety of life endeavors. You can find this book at amazon.com.
I wish you the best in finding a productive and fulfilling educational situation. I regret that, after 61 years in a variety of positions in education, I am no longer able to work with students.