Graduation Project

If you are looking for a non-traditional, unschooler-friendly way to graduate from high school, you have come to the right place! Our capstone Graduation Project simply asks you to document your educational journey. Upon acceptance of your Project, you will be eligible to receive your high school diploma and transcript.

With accredited diplomas and transcripts, our graduates have pursued business careers, technology, agriculture, sports, arts and entertainment fields, entrepreneurship, military service, college, university, and technical and vocational schools.

We are very grateful to have received many wonderful notes and stories from students about the Graduation Project and beyond.

Watch our Introduction to the Graduation Project video above to hear from our students about their experience in the program, and how it helped them to pursue their dreams.


“It’s been so great reflecting on my education each month. I’ve totally enjoyed the process of thinking about what I have learned and applying it to my life plan. It helps me to see progress in myself, my goals and dreams.   ~Kevin, Boulder, Colorado, USA     Read more

You should submit your educational biography or custom project one month before your preferred date of graduation. Please keep in mind that if your Project is not completed during your enrollment period, you will have to pay to continue your enrollment until the Project is submitted and accepted. 

hs-diploma-2Upon completion of the Graduation Project, you will be eligible to receive your high school diploma from an accredited private school and a transcript that covers your years of enrollment in West River Academy. {You may enroll retroactively if necessary in order to include all high school grades on the transcript.)  Additional information about accreditation is available here.


“My Diploma and Transcript have turned into the essential tools with which I have now been able to be accepted into all of the colleges that I was working towards gaining entrance in.”
~Ester, Burnaby, B.C.  CANADA       Read more


The fee for the Graduation Project is $395. It is due on the first day of the month you wish to start the project. Please note that this fee is in addition to the yearly enrollment fee. You must be enrolled in West River Academy to start the Graduation Project. If you are not enrolled, please go to the Enrollment page to complete the new student enrollment process first.

For more details about the Graduation Project please email:


Our graduates have been accepted by colleges and universities in the US and elsewhere, as well as by all branches of the US military. Here is a small sampling:

  • Albertson College of Idaho
  • Arizona State University
  • Bellevue University
  • Benedictine College
  • Boise Bible College
  • Boise State University
  • California Baptist University
  • Clark University
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Colorado Northwest Community College
  • Colorado State University
  • Emery University, Virginia
  • Felician University, New Jersey
  • Florida State College-Jacksonville
  • George Mason University
  • Henry University, Virginia
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Michigan State University
  • Naropa University, Colorado
  • Northwood University, Texas
  • Oberlin College of Art and Sciences
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Radford University
  • Regent University, West Virginia
  • Saddleback College, California
  • Santa Fe Community College, Florida
  • School of Art Institute of Chicago
  • Stanford University
  • Summit Christian College
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Denver
  • University of Derby
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Maine
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of the Pacific, California
  • US Air Force
  • US Army
  • US Marine Corps
  • US Navy
  • Wentworth Military Academy
  • West Virginia University
  • Wheaton College

Other Countries

  • England: University of Derby
  • England: Chichester College
  • Scotland: University of St. Andrews