Kolbe Academy offers an eighth-grade diploma and a high school diploma. To earn a diploma from Kolbe Academy, students can use any combination of courses from Kolbe’s homeschool, online, or self-paced course offerings. Students may also use courses from other sources such as community college, homeschool co-ops, or alternate homeschool curriculum or curriculum providers.
A student who would like to earn a diploma should make sure to fully enroll in Kolbe Academy and choose classes each year to complete either the Recommended Track or meet Kolbe's minimum graduation requirements. All students must complete at least 25% of the required credits while enrolled with Kolbe. If a student is transferring into Kolbe Academy in 10th-12th grade, a transfer student evaluation will be required.
Kolbe’s recommended track is designed as a college preparatory track with the goal of meeting the admissions requirements of most 4-year universities. It offers a high level of flexibility, and students may opt to follow the Kolbe curriculum as closely as they desire, including, but not limited to, seeking the Kolbe Honors (H) or Kolbe Core (K) designation in all coursework. Students must fulfill the course requirements by using either Kolbe courses or other high school or college-level courses.
The recommended track is based on Kolbe Academy's vision of an authentically classical and Catholic education. If this track is not the right fit for your student, please review our minimum graduation requirements.
Kolbe Academy offers a number of awards to recognize student achievement in the breadth and depth of their studies. Each award has specific requirements.