This fall a local homeschooling mother shared that she is using North Atlantic Regional High School for her two children (in grade 7 and 9). She explained the logbook and the way the family documents the student's work to me.
I have been looking into this. NAHRS is a private school in Maine who offers a (real high school) diploma to students who document their studies and submit them for approval. If you are curious about NARHS they have a free video to watch online (23 minutes long). This is not an umbrella school.
The appeal to me to use NAHRS is that it would force me to keep a detailed logbook of work accomplished. (I got sloppy about that in the 2009-2010 school year and again this last fall).
I am also interested in NAHRS because it would qualify my sons to apply for certain college scholarships that require a high school diploma.
I have requested their free 99 page book (sent by email) about NARHS to learn more. After I filled out the form online they emailed me a link to download the document free online. I already began reading it.
After a discussion with my husband he said he thinks NARHS is a good idea but it's not in our budget until a job is landed. Given their age rules my son who is 13 at present and who I consider in eighth grade could actually enroll into high school for this academic year. Or, I could apply real high school level studies to his transcript and consider him a middle schooler too. The appeal for this is he has been doing high school level work for biology and physics and Algebra I.