School's out for Texas diploma mill

Diploma mill shut down.
Diploma mill shut down.

Three online "home school" diploma mills have been shut down by the Texas Attorney General for illegally marketing and selling fake high school diplomas for $225 a pop.

A temporary restraining order was issued against Teri Tout-Dennis and Mike Martin, who serve as director of education and executive school director, respectively, of a holding company called Advent Harvest Academy Corp., which operates three online "home schools."

The schools named in the attorney general's lawsuit include Sunrise Private High School, Longhorn Private High School and Bluebonnet Private High School. Texas is seeking court-ordered restitution for customers who paid the defendants $225 to enroll in their program, take their "tests" and receive their worthless diplomas.