PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ""> HR 3753/ S 1691-Homeschool NonDiscrimination Act 2005

HR 3753/ S 1691-Homeschool NonDiscrimination Act 2005

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

HR 3753/ S 1691-Homeschool NonDiscrimination Act 2005

ATTENTION Homeschool parents!

The United States Navy has ALREADY determined what a homeschool graduate is and refers their recruiters to the HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION (HSLDA) for guidance.

Please read this section from:

pages 83 and 84:

g. Home School Diploma. Conference Report (Section 571) of the FY 99 National Defense Authorization Act established a five-year pilot program to permit home school diploma recipients TIER 1 high school diploma graduate status. A home school is a 12-year curriculum based, instruction oriented academic experience, in the home, involving regular parental or guardian instruction and education. Attendance should be for at least an average of 4.5 hours daily and at least 170 days per academic/grade year. For applicable state laws governing home school see (emphasis added)
The xx is the state abbreviation.

1. Home schooled applicants must provide a diploma and transcript for review by the NRD ESS. The ESS will determine whether the applicant’s home schooling meets State requirements for home school secondary graduation. In States that have no prescribed standards, the applicants' education credentials and supporting documents must meet the State of residence standards. NRD CO's are ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with requirements for home school secondary education. The ESS must contact the parent or guardian to verify that the applicant was home schooled and for how long, and annotate the findings on NAVCRUIT Form 1133/51.

2. Require that all home school applicants submit a home school secondary diploma and transcript containing the following information:
(a) Student's name
(b) Home address
(c) Date of birth
(d) SSN
(e) Date of enrollment in home school
(f) Date of graduation or projected graduation date if still enrolled
(g) Courses transferred from other educational institutions (if applicable)
(h) Courses attempted/completed with start and completion dates of each course
during each home school grade
(i) Credits earned from Home school courses
(j) Signature of parent or guardian, date, and home phone number

3. A letter from the applicant's parent or guardian describing in detail the education process is acceptable documentation for enlistment if it includes the same information as would be typically found on an official transcript. Code these applicants as "12H" on NAVCRUIT Form 1133/51 and DD Form 1966.

4. Home school applicants have completed the required number of credits, and would be considered in a "Senior" status by the local district guidelines may be NAVY RECRUITING MANUAL-ENLISTED COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8F Effective Date: 08/15/02
CH-14 2-46 placed into DEP using the code "11M" provided they will graduate within 365
days from DEP-in.

5. Applicants claiming status as home school graduates must have completed a minimum of one home school academic year of education (12th) grade to qualify for home school (education code 12H) status.

6. Home school applicants age 17-19 at the time of home schooling, who meet State standards for graduation may be enlisted by the NRD unless correspondence school, independent study or distance learning was part of the home school education program. If the Home School program included any correspondence school, independent study or distance learning it cannot be classified as Tier I.

7. Those applicants who received home school diplomas at age 20 or older are required to submit education documents (public, private, correspondence, GED, home school, achievements test results, etc.) to CNRC (N35D) for review and approval or disapproval.

8. In some cases, educational credentials issued by a correspondence school, private tutor, distance learning or independent study program may be considered as home schooling when incorporated as a legitimate part of the curriculum used by the parent(s) or guardians(s). To be applicable, the curriculum must be concentrated on the interaction between the student and the parent/guardian. Such applicants' educational credentials will be reviewed by CNRC (N35D) for determination of eligibility. In cases in which the parent(s) or guardian(s) had little or no
involvement in the educational program, applicants will be coded as Tier II (education code - "__7).
posted by Publius, 1:44 PM


The Navy's emphasis on the 12-year graded program is in line with what I've read in the Army, Air Force and Marine regulations.

As it stands now, the services are only defining what a homeschooling "program" needs to look like to meet the standards of each service for enlistment purposes.

Since the 1950s there has been a direct correlation between structured schooling and the completion of the first enlistment.

I think homeschoolers are seeing this aspect through 'educational' eyes (schools needing testing to make sure kids are 'learning correctly,' etc.) rather than 'military' eyes. It isn't about the 'learning,' the 12-year graded program is about functioning in an institutional system.

The point _concerning young people who want to enlist_, is that they are as prepared as possible for the experience. That preparation includes experience functioning in a structured environment.

To my mind, it is a mistake to circumvent that experience because of the effect of military life on the unprepared recruit, and the loss in time, training, and funding, to the services.
commented by Blogger Valerie, 6:27 PM  

Add a comment