Hey there. I'm nearly 15, and I've been home schooled since the 6th grade. I have a pretty deep interest in physics, and would like to eventually make it into a career. My worry right now is a high school degree. For various reasons, I can't go back to school, and the high schools where I live are terrible. Since I can't get a regular high school diploma, I'm faced with a problem. I don't want to take a GED, and I really want to get into a good college. My only teacher is my mother, who I have passed in math and science, and I have largely been studying on my own, and doing fine. I have a few questions: 1) Is there some kind of program I can enroll in that will allow me to get a regular high school diploma? (I've looked, and I haven't been able to find any. I live in Hawaii, by the way.) 2) Recommendations from teachers/counselors seem extremely important. I don't have anyone who can really recommend me. How important are they? Alternatively, if I found some sort of way to study under someone, and got a recommendations from them, would it be as valid? 3) Do colleges frown on online high school programs? Thanks. Sorry if this isn't too well put together.