Imagine earning your high school degree and then being told your diploma is a worthless piece of paper.
The nightmare scenario is a reality for Shatandra Saulters, a 20-year-old high school dropout from Dallas, who enrolled in Billy Bush Academy, an online high school, in March. Saulters paid $100 for a six-week graduate course, an extra $55 for a cap and gown, and even attended a graduation ceremony with 300 other people. However, shortly after graduating, she applied to a local nursing program and was rejected on the grounds that her diploma wasn’t valid.
While Yahoo Shine could not reach Saulters for comment, she told the Dallas Morning News, “All of it was too easy. It didn’t seem right. I’d do a homework package at home, turn it in to a storefront office and get another.” The website for Billy Bush Academy is no longer working, but Saulters originally learned about the school from a flier posted outside a local church.
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