I hope everyone knows I’m wearing out my eyes reading regulations. At Christmas time. On a Sunday night.
- Military Personnel Procurement Manual, Vol. 2 (Marine Corps recruiting manual) 18 Jun 2004
PDF-page 321, page C-12
1. Home School A high school diploma or certificate, Diploma typically awarded by a local, state, or national accredited Home School Association, based upon certification by a parent or guardian that an individual completed his/her secondary education at home. The curriculum must involve parental instruction and/or adult supervision, and closely pattern the normal credit hours per subject as used in public schools. The Home School Legal Defense Association has provided guidance to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, (OASD) that at a minimum the student should be home schooled for at least one (1) full school year. All home school diploma graduates must complete the last academic year of education (minimum of nine  academic months) in a home school environment. Individuals, in a non-home school curriculum, who disenroll from their school during their senior year, or who fail to graduate with their class (includes seniors in the DEP) are not eligible to enlist under the “H” education code heading. Home school diploma (if issued) and transcripts must be provided. This is considered a Tier 1 credential. [bold added; underlining in original]