Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend Brookshire?

Our fees are $75 upon enrollment and $50 per month until the student has earned their diploma.

Is Brookshire International Academy listed on the FAFSA(financial Aid) Application and can students take the SAT?

Yes. Our NMSQT number is 054443 for the SAT. When filing for financial aid through FAFSA, you only need to fill our your application at https://fafsa.ed.gov and when entering the High School information, you would select that you graduated from Brookshire International Academy in San Diego, California. If the receiving institution then refuses to admit you, their policies are not in line with state or federal requirements, however, they do hold the right to refuse admittance, and Brookshire cannot influence that decision.

Is Brooksire International Academy accredited?

Yes. Our accreditation is current with NALSAS as well as the San Diego Better Business Bureau. Brookshire International Academy is also a Candidate for Accreditation with NCA CASI, NWAC, and SACS CASI.

Is Brookshire International Academy listed with the Department of Education?

California School Code: 37 68338 6141774

Florida School Code: 8294

US Department of Education: A1300163 Click Here

Can I just take a test and get a diploma?

No. All students must meet both the required testing standards as well as a set amount of time devoted to lab and class time in order to meet the requirements set forth by the Department of Education in order to graduate with a diploma.

Do you have an academic calendar?

Yes. Our school operates 12 months out of the year with students starting their program every weekday. We have classes seven days a week except during Federal Holidays and certain scheduled in-service breaks for staff professional development.

What is the participation/attendance policy of Brookshire?

Brookshire understands the unique challenges our students face, but still has a policy designed for the success of our students. Brookshire students are required to participate in their assigned courses daily until they have earned their high school diploma. Any student who has reached 60 days of absenteeism without an authorized leave of absence from Brookshire will be expelled from the program.

Does your curriculum meet graduation requirements?

Yes. You can visit this link and check for the requirements in your state, then using the classes listed below. You may also see:

19 TEX. ADMIN. CODE § 74.26, 74.41 through 74.43, 74.51 through 74.53, 74.61 through 74.63

GA. CODE ANN. § 20-2-142, 20-2-151.1; GA. COMP. R. & REGS. r. 160-4-2-.47 and -48, 160-4-8-.12

FLA. STAT. ANN. § 1003.428

CAL. EDUC. CODE § 51225.3, 51224.5, 51222, 51241, 51242, 51243, 51244, 51245, 51246

ARIZ. ADMIN. CODE R7-2-302.4, R7-2-302.01 (Grand Canyon Diploma: ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 15-792

Required Courses:

Algebra A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved)

Algebra 1A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved)

Integrated Science A & B

Music Appreciation A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved)

Biology A & B

Economic Decision Making

Career Exploration

Environmental Science A & B

Writing Composition A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved)

Physical Science A & B

English 1 A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved) ISBN 9780061000027, 9780439916257, 9780553272581

English 2 A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved) ISBN 9780835902694, 9780140177398, 9780446310789

English 3 A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved) ISBN 9780374500016, 9780064471862, 9780142437339, 9780345514400

English 4 A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved) ISBN 9780446600255, 9780805209808, 9780743477123, 978140007885

Integrated Math 1A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved)

Geometry A & B (UC a-g Approved)

American Government College Prep (UC a-g Approved) ISBN 9780547451381

Health Education

U.S. History A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved) ISBN 9780076646883

American Sign Lang. A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved) ISBN 9780399514906, 9780071497138

Choices for Life

World History A & B College Prep (UC a-g Approved) ISBN 9780547491127

Economics College Prep (UC a-g Approved) ISBN 9780076643448

Sociology College Prep (UC a-g Approved)

Learning in the Information Age A & B

Can you be more clear about what is required to graduate?

High School Graduation Requirements

To receive a high school diploma, students must fulfill state and district graduation requirements. State-mandated graduation course requirements (the state minimums) follow:

  • Three years of English
  • Two years of mathematics (including Algebra I)
  • Three years of social science (including U.S. history and geography; world history, culture, and geography; one semester of American government; and one semester of economics)
  • Two years of science (including biology and physical science)
  • Two years of physical education
  • One year of foreign language or visual and performing arts or commencing with the 2012–13 school year, career technical education. For purpose of satisfying the minimum course requirement, a course in American Sign Language shall be deemed a course in foreign language

Students who successfully complete Algebra I in middle school must still complete a minimum of two years of mathematics in high school. Recognizing that these 13 courses of preparation are state minimum requirements, local school boards often set local graduation requirements that exceed the state-mandated requirements.