TAHS COMPLIES WITH THE TEXAS EDUCATION CODE SECTION 51.9241

TAHS offers a non-traditional secondary education. The Texas Education Code Section 51.9241 (2) states “Nontraditional secondary education” means a course of study at the secondary level in a non-accredited private school setting, including a home school. The Texas Education Code Section 51.9241 (2) (b) states “the state of Texas considers successful completing of a nontraditional secondary education to be equivalent to graduation from a public high school”. Therefore, if a high school diploma is required for any reason, students can obtain their diploma through TAHS, which is equivalent to a public high school diploma.

The Texas Alternative- Home School’s graduates are qualified to obtain a college or career and able to apply for FAFSA because they have a High School Diploma that is “equivalent” to a GED or public high school diploma per Texas state law as well as also completing a high school education in a home school setting also approved under Texas state law.

Section § 51.9241

ADMISSION OF STUDENT WITH NONTRADITIONAL SECONDARY EDUCATION

In this section:

  • “Institution of higher education” has the meaning assigned by Section 61.003.
  • “Nontraditional secondary education” means a course of study at the secondary school level in a non-accredited private school setting, including a home school.
  • Because of the State of Texas considers successful completion of a nontraditional secondary education to be equivalent to graduation from a public high school, an institution of higher education must treat an applicant for admission to the institution as an undergraduate student who presents evidence that the person has successfully completed a nontraditional secondary education according to the same general standards as other applicants for undergraduate admission who have graduated from a public high school.
  • An institution of higher education may not require an applicant for admission to the institution as an undergraduate student who presents evidence that the person has successfully completed a nontraditional secondary education to:
  • obtain or submit evidence that the person has obtained a general education development certificate, certificate of high school equivalency, or other credentials equivalent to a public high school; or
  • take an examination or comply with any other application of admission requirement not generally applicable to other applicants for undergraduate admission to the institution.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 232, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.