What are the homeschool graduation requirements?

I wanted to open up the discussion about this because I honestly don't know. So forgive my ignorance, but I have a few questions.

Does the child get a diploma? Does it come from the district or how does that work?

What made me ask was this article. A 12 year old boy starts college which is really cool! But I wondered how he proved his graduation?

http://www.kolotv.com/news/californianews/headlin…

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    07/27/14
    I was home schooled though high school. I have my diploma, it is through the school that I went through for high school. There are SO many ways you can do it. Some home schooling programs offer a diploma, some offer a 12 year completion certificate and then you can get your GED. I think it is a lot easier now though because there are a lot of online charter schools and most of them yo u get your diploma through them. But as far as I know it's just like when you go to school, whatever school you are in the diploma comes from them and whatever state and school district they are in.
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      07/27/14
      5Tabitha
      You get a GED. It's still a certificate like a diploma. The questions for a GED are harder than the questions on an ACT exam (Or so I've been told by friends who took both). My friends who received their GED from homeschooling had to pass a test that paralleled a college entrance exam (so ACT and SAT put together).
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