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Stone Coast Academy is it a scam?
1602 Alton Road #608
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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5/24/2010 6:02 PM (PST)

Does anyone know anything about Stone Coast Academy?? Its a online private school.

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5/25/2010 8:35 AM (PST)

Noelle,

They are accredited members of the BBB with an excellent rating! I linked their report above, check it out!

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7/13/2010 2:57 AM (PST)

I recently finished my diploma through Stone Coast Academy. Paid my $159 and they sent me my diploma and transcripts. Well, when I tried to enroll in College I was denied because almost all of the college consider it to be a bogus diploma. Some colleges do accept it but they are few and far between. I would suggest you check in to what college you want to attend after to make sure they accept it. I AM NOT satisfied at all. Now I have to pay another $300 or more to get a REAL diploma.

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7/28/2011 9:24 PM (PST)

I agree I got a diploma from them and I tried to get a job and they said no way must be an accredited school meaning if the accrediting agency is not recognized by the dept of edu don't do it. Meaning stone coast is a fake ,.its a Real registered school and business but as far as legal no you don't have to be accredited in most states to be a private school.its all about the accreditation national and regional should all check out with the dept of edu

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7/30/2011 4:04 AM (PST)

The state of Florida dept of education does not recognize private school diplomas including stone coast academy you do not need a diploma to get into a community collage ,once in you can earn credits when you get 26 credits you can have the collage issue you a ged then transfer your credits to a four year collage they will except you .you can earn a high school diploma from a accredited online school recognized by the dept of education by checking there name in there database on there web site if it doesn't show up its not recognized a recognized online high school however you will have to complete 900 hours of course work per year of high school you need .Stone coast is a really good fake school don't be fooled I did the research for you.its not worth your money you can get a ged if you can pass their test and its recognized all over the united states and by all employers .If you buy it and try to use it you will be very disappointed its not worth it trust me .finnally to be a private school in Florida all you have to do is register with them then you get a four digit number your school number it does not mean they recognize you as a accredited school they wont even recognize a diploma from them unless they are registered with a creditable accrediting agency that shows up in the dept of education database ok its up to you, you know the truth

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7/30/2011 4:24 PM (PST)

If you needed a birth certificate you would go to city hall for an authentic certificate but if a business said we are just like city hall and can give you a birth certificate that's just like the one from the government but isn't from them ,if you got that one and used it to get a drivers license you would be charged with fraud.thats what you are doing when you get a diploma from anything other than a government body .You can be charged for fraud by an employer or anyone else you try to use a fake diploma with.

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8/1/2011 2:57 PM (PST)

What is an Internet high school diploma?
Dear Sherman,

I see on the Internet that some websites offer high school diplomas online. What is your opinion of these?

Cynthia Williams

Dear Cynthia,

There are websites that “sell” high school diplomas for a fee and promise you an online GED diploma. These sites masquerade as actual schools, and for the cost of tuition, usually $200 to $1,000, they will send a fake diploma they printed on their computer. Some will even sell you fake recommendations from your “teacher” and fake GED transcripts.

My opinion is that these schools are frauds. The diploma you get is not an actual GED or high school diploma because the schools are not accredited (or they’re “accredited” by made-up agencies), nor is the test you take anything close to what you would need to know to get a real high school diploma or a GED diploma.

You may be able to fool some employers with a phony diploma, but if your employer or technical school researches your “high school” or asks for a transcript of your high school records, you will be in trouble. Don’t waste your money. You can get in legal trouble, lose your job, or get kicked out of school by falsifying your educational credentials.

Sherman

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Can I take the GED Test online?
Dear Sherman,

Can I take the GED test online?

Shabaz

Dear Shabaz,

I get letters with this question about online GED test all the time. No, it is not possible to take the GED test online. The GED test is a seven and a half hour timed test. It would be very difficult to insure that test takers taking the GED test at home on their computers do not get help from other people or study guides while taking the GED test. Find a test location in your area.

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I’m overwhelmed about the GED test. Where do I start?
Dear Sherman,

Where do I start with preparation for taking the GED tests? It seems like such a big thing. I didn’t do well in high school and I am overwhelmed by all the things I have to learn. Any suggestions?

Tami

Dear Tami,

Here is what I suggest.

First, take a practice GED online test to see what you need to study. You may be surprised to find that you are better off than you think. I would suggest using the GED Academy practice GED test online. It includes an authentic GED practice test online that will not only predict your score on the actual GED exam but tell you what areas you need to brush up on.

Next, enroll in a good GED study course or buy a GED guide. Again, the GED Academy Accelerated Learning Program can make your GED training go quickly and easily.

Third, register for the GED Text at one of the GED centers near your home. There are over 3,500 GED centers across the country, so it should be easy to find one close by.

Sherman

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6/13/2012 12:36 AM (PST)

Stone coast academy..i have a friend that has done well with her GED from Stone coast academy. her is a trust sight... https://smarticon.geotrust.com/smarticonprofile?Referer=https://stonecoastacademy.com

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5/29/2013 9:10 AM (PST)

my husband just passed all his classes with this school so i hope its not fake cause this is whats going to keep his job

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