What We Do?
We Provide An Alternative Matriculation Route
Diversio Academy has partnered with HomeLife Global, a division of HomeLife Academy (HLA), a US-based non-traditional umbrella school, as well as a registered private school in Jackson Tennessee.
Through this partnership, we provide a recognized American High School Diploma to students all over the world.
Individual Consultations are completed virtually, per Zoom, or in person. These consultations provide counseling for general homeschooling concerns and recommendations for students with special needs, as well as educational planning assistance.
We offer an educational solution for Gr. R-12 which culminates in the globally recognized American High School Diploma.
Official report cards, transcripts, and diploma certificates are a handful of the official documents parents can request.
We strive to accommodate every child even if they have learning differences and difficulties like ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Autism, SPD, Executive Functioning Disorder, and more.
A support group where parents meet and keep in contact, as well as exchange ideas and ask for opinions from their fellow tribe.
Likewise, a place to arrange our annual family retreat and graduation ceremony.
A youth hub for 14-19-year-olds, gives teens the opportunity to let their Transcript shine when they add community service, personal development, leadership training, and The President’s Award to their list of achievements.
Where possible we extend group discounts from various curriculum suppliers. Ordering of Master Books curriculum and our own curriculum published under our sister company Cubits Kids Edu.
Individual or small group record-keeping. For all new students, academic planning is advisable.
Comprehensive educational planning with curriculum recommendations and subject choices is available.
Arrange a virtual training hub or a seminar with a few other parents in your area. Additionally, small group training can be accommodated in Darling, WC.
The cost is dependent on traveling distance and the number of attendees.
HomeLife Academy (HLA)
Diversio Academy has partnered with HomeLife Global, a division of HomeLife Academy (HLA).
For families with teenagers in grades 8-12, Diversio Academy makes it possible to follow an individualized educational approach that leads them to receive the American High School Diploma as a school leaving certificate.
The diploma provides the freedom to choose your curriculum, and the flexibility to create a learning environment that stimulates educational excellence while we support and equip our families to successfully apply a goal-based educational plan.
High School Diplomas Issued
By HLA Since 2003
The Process - Step by Step
Is This For You?
Do The Background Research
Study the information on our website to find out if the services that we offer can add value to your family’s journey in life.
If obtaining an internationally recognised school-leaving outcome for your child falls in this category, proceed to step 2
Step 2A & 2B General and Planning Consultation Sessions
Learn the How, Where, and When
Schedule a General Consultation session (Step 2A) with one of our specialists to gather all the details about the diploma program, how it works and what the requirements are for enrollment. After this has been completed, you can decide if you need a Planning Consultation.
The Planning Consultation (Step 2B) is semi-compulsory for most families. If you are uncertain about curriculum and subject choices, rather book a Planning Consultation.
Additionally, we have Career Direct Counselling available which can be discussed and arranged with Kate during the General Consultation. Only after completion of this additional service offering, can you proceed to step 2B.
Please take note that Career Direct Counselling is recommended for Gr9-12 but not compulsory to proceed to Step 2B.
If what you hear still resonates with your family goals, proceed to Step 3.
Make It Happen
Submit Your Enrollment
Gather the requested information and submit your enrollment knowing that you have our support every step of the way.
Then prepare your family for an exciting journey of discovery, joy and enrichment and in the process unlock a brilliant future for the next generation in your family tree.
Frequently asked questions
What curriculum do you follow?Diversio AdminWe don’t prescribe a curriculum; parents are free to choose a curriculum. However, most of our families mainly use American homeschooling curricula. Parents can choose American, British, Australian, or even South African curricula. We recommend that families arrange a consultation with us to discuss curriculum options to suit the individual needs of students while taking into consideration family specifics. If needed, it is possible to align your child’s educational plan with the regulations of the country you reside in. Please discuss this with us at the time of consultation. Our curriculum recommendations are of high academic standard and cover various options from fully online to textbooks. At the time of registration, an educational plan must be completed. If parents cannot complete the Individual Education Plan(IEP004) form and specify the courses/subjects with the curriculum that will be used for each course/subject, an Educational Planning Consultation must be arranged.
Do you provide the curriculum, online classes, and textbooks?Diversio AdminNo, as a non-traditional academy we do not provide the typical in-the-box, one-size-fits-all approach. On individual requests from parents, we can however supply curriculum on acceptance of the quote provided. All our Individual Educational Plans include information on the recommended subject choices and curriculum. Additionally, we include all the relevant detail on how to purchase the curriculum. We have a few of our own curriculum products available for purchase. These course materials and programs were developed because of a distinct need in the market. As more South African students embrace the American High School Diploma path, they search for resources that are relatable. Request more information about our courses at the time of consultation.
What grade levels can we enroll in?Diversio AdminWe enroll children from pre-school (K or Grade R in South Africa) to Grade 12. We accommodate a diverse set of homeschooling approaches and learning abilities. From gifted to struggling learners, we strive to provide educational support to suit the individual student. High school students previously enrolled in a public or private school, and who received records, must submit all Grade 9-11 records for credit review purposes. Subjects with a grade of 60% and above will be reviewed, and where approved, between 0.25-1.0 credits will be transferred to the American High School Diploma transcript.
What subjects can we choose?Diversio AdminAll high school students, including South African students in Gr 9 -12 must complete the recommended 22 minimum credits required to graduate: English – 4 Credits Math – 4 Credits Science – 3 Credits Social Studies – 3 Credits (For US students include at least 1 Credit for US History, 0.5 Economics, and 0.5 Government) Personal Finance – 1/2 Credit Health – 1/2 Credit Physical Education – 1 Credit Electives – 6 Credits Refer to the Diversio Academy Information Guide for more info on credits. Download the Guide here. Also, refer to the Course Options section on the Requirements & Enrollment page to learn more about the vast choice of subjects available.
What are your school times?Diversio AdminYou homeschool, therefore you set your schedule. If a student is using a curriculum with live classes they need to attend the classes as indicated by the course provider. For that reason, it is important to consider if live attendance is required to successfully complete a course. Diversio Academy Office hours are from 13:00 CAT – 18:00 CAT, and all consultations and appointments are scheduled ahead of time. There are two types of consultations: free information sessions and paid consultations. Free information sessions are available to explain the Diversio Academy experience in more detail. If you need general information about the American High School Diploma and our services, this is the correct booking. To book a meeting or consultation go here.
What is your school calendar?Diversio AdminAs homeschoolers, many families choose not to follow standard school terms and use different schedules. We follow two calendars. South African families who wish to continue with a similar standard SA calendar, choose the Alpha calendar. There is the option of the standard American calendar for international families or South African families who wish to plan according to the same schedules as included in their American curriculum. The SA or Alpha calendar starts in January or February and ends at the end of November. Early enrollment opens the first week of December for the following year and continues up to October 1st. International families can use the American calendar that officially starts on August 1st and ends on May 31st the following year. Early enrollment opens July 1st, and the last date of enrollment for the current school year is May 1st. Both calendars have two semesters and two grade reporting deadlines by which all grades are due for all students. The optional summer semester can also be used over the months of June to August, and grade reporting is due by September 15.
Do you offer extra-curricular sports at Diversio Academy?Diversio AdminNo, we don’t. However, our students are dedicated and hardworking young sportswomen and men. We have passionate horse riders, provincial and national swimmers, provincial ring ball players, artistic gymnasts, provincial underwater hockey players, aerial acrobats, and world-class dancers that represented South Africa at the Dance World Cup in 2022. Sports are often the reason why some families choose to homeschool. The flexible school schedule allows them to have longer training hours. If you have a child that is not physically active you can ask us during a consultation to provide some solutions for Physical Education. As 1 credit is required for all high school students we would like to support our parents in creating an environment at home where students can become more active and benefit from a healthier lifestyle.
Do you have any extra-mural activities at Diversio Academy?Diversio AdminAs with sports, we don’t provide activities. We do have a list of preferred providers in various provinces across South Africa, as well as online solutions for international students. The current list of activities includes fine arts, art appreciation, various musical instrument classes, music theory, music appreciation, nature conservation clubs, robotics, drama, and cooking classes. Also include the activities your child takes part in when you complete the Individual Educational Plan (IEP004) with the number of hours per week for each activity. These activities are often practical courses that can earn your student credit when in high school For our students 14 years and older, we provide the opportunity to take part in The President’s Award, a prestigious award to add to their portfolios. Remember to ask us how to sign up!
What People Say
“I came to a crossroads in my homeschooling journey and was absolutely clueless about the journey ahead. My knowledge of curriculums was very limited, and I didn’t know where to get advice. Stephané was heaven sent! She is an absolute homeschool guru – like my kids call her! She helped me so much and equipped me for my journey ahead. Her advice and knowledge about curriculums and possibilities for my kids for the road ahead is a massive blessing. Nobody in my homeschooling journey was able to guide me so much in the process. I am forever grateful for Stephané’s input and support in our journey”
“Stephané from Diversio Learning Academy and Cubits Kids Edu has been such a blessing to me and my family. She is always ready to help and has the ability to give advice on programs/products that will suit our specific family needs and learning styles. She has been an irreplaceable resource to me and has made my Homeschool journey a great joy from the start.”
“I want to thank Diversio Learning; especially Stephané for the well thought out and thorough planning guide. She asked various questions about my son; including his strengths, weaknesses, interests, etc. She used the answers to compile a unique plan, tailor-made for him. She gave us several options for each of her recommendations with links for us to peruse and try before deciding which direction he wants to pursue. She then followed this up with a phone call in which she went through each part, step by step explaining her suggestions and why she felt that they would work for him, answering all my questions along the way.
I further had the reassurance, that if at any time, we were in doubt or if we had questions, she was a phone call or an email away. I would not want to make this journey with anyone else.”
“Stephané is an extremely knowledgeable, resourceful, and dedicated agent for Master Books. She has been my go-to for all my homeschool curriculum questions and she has been able to answer every single one of them as well as helping to guide me to choose what is right for our children. She is so very generous with her time and this journey has been nothing but AMAZING with her guidance and help. Thank you, Stephané!”
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