In your home and homeschool
Do you have children who are high school age?
High school at home does not have to be harder than the earlier years of homeschooling. You will just need to keep different records. Think of their high school transcript like a resume. You want to give them credit for their core subjects and for their electives. You will also want to document their community service and volunteering.
While not all high school students will go to college, you do not want to wait until their senior year to do a transcript. You need to document each year with the subjects covered and their final grade average. Some colleges want to see a Grade Point Average (GPA). This is typically a 4.0 scale, but you can award higher than that based on Advanced Placement courses. Look at recommendations of several sources for this.
If you student chooses to start at a community college, the admissions office wants to see a transcript, but they will rely more on placement testing. Some high school students choose to dual enroll at the community college during the junior and senior years. This is an excellent way to get both high school credit and college credit for the same class.
High school students can do apprenticeships or become an entrepeneur. These types of things can give the student elective credits that you can put on their transcript.
If you child takes music lessons, art lessons, or other supplemental activities, you can include it on a transcript.
You do not want to include so much information that you have multiple pages. You want to keep as much information as possible on one page. For supplemental activities, you may need to use a second page.
Each school year should have it’s own section on the transcript. You will also want to include the student’s name, school name, address, administrator name with signature line, and teacher name with signature line.
You can use my sample transcript as a stepping stone to creating one for your student. I keep it simple.
What questions do you have about homeschooling high school?
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