Brandy L. - posted on 01/07/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have 5 children & 1 nephew I am homeschooling. I wasn't for sure how to go about getting a diploma up for my daughter to be graduated? I did some research on how to get a home-school diploma. I found a place called Benjamin Franklin Private High School; but they need to call it the Scam School. I called & talked to what I thought was a retired teacher, made payment arrangements & set it up. I had gotten this thick booklet in the mail filled with the subjects & 7 exams. They had told me they are open book exams, my daughter would have to study & do the tests & we'd send the answer sheets back in. After all the payments were paid in full; she would have a student ID, a very nice Diploma in a nice booklet, transcripts, a pocket sized laminated Diploma to show to employers. They were right, very nice indeed! So that's what we thought...it was straight crap! She tried to apply for Kaplan College & they turned her down! They said they Do Not Except Nationally Accredited Diploma's. My daughter is so upset & she really worked hard on them tests. I tried to call the school to complain & phone#'s are disconnected...? I thought what the heck is going on??? I got a hold of the college that has been working with them & found out that "WE WERE RIPPED OFF!!!" $500.00 down the drain for someone in an apartment complex that took off with our $$$ and whomever Else's money too! I am very upset, now what are we suppose to do??? Please feel free to give any insights on what to do please; for I have 2 more that need to be graduated & want a Diploma.Then what about my other children when they get to the point of graduating also. Plus, I really need to fix the issue with my very upset daughter. These kids do not ask for this type of treatment & do not deserve it; for they are very hard workers & have enough issues as it is. But they would like to have a Nice Diploma to show around for family & friends. Thank you for listening.