How are high school credits for homeschool students noted on a transcript?
I have a question about high school credits. Looking ahead, we have two years before my student reaches the high school level. Still, I’m trying to grasp this now so I can prepare for the future. So, how do I use the credits? Likewise, how do I prove them? For instance, if they are used for college, I know colleges sometimes uses high school transcripts. So, how would I put these credits into a transcript that a college would accept from a homeschool child? If you could help answer this question, I’d be so grateful!
“Ms. Please Help with How High School Credits for Homeschooled Children Are Noted on a Transcript”
Dear “Ms. Please Help with How High School Credits for Homeschooled Children Are Noted on a Transcript,”
In each HOD high school guide, we have a complete grading list for each high school subject that you can refer to when keeping grades. So, you can view it in the “Introduction/Table of Contents/Overview/Grading” sample for each high school guide on our website. For example, click here for a link to our World Geography Overview and Grading:
Simply, scroll through the link above to see each course. After each course’s description, there is a materials list followed by suggested grading for that course. Since we have provided course descriptions for you, it is not difficult to make a transcript.
The credits for World Geography listed in the sample above are as follows:
World Geography (1 full-year credit)
World Religion & Cultures (½ credit)
Bible: Scripture-Based Spiritual Growth (1 full-year credit)
Logic (½ credit)
Foreign Language: Spanish I (½ credit)
English I (includes English, Literature, and Composition) (1 full-year credit) OR
Fundamentals of Literature (½ credit) and English/Composition (½ credit)
Science: Integrated Physics and Chemistry with Lab (1 full-year credit)
Math: Algebra I (1 full-year credit)
Total Credits Earned: 6 ½ credits
Creating a Transcript with Credits and Grades
The credits above are listed on a transcript for your child’s freshman year. You can easily create the transcript at a website such as www.transcriptmaker.com (which is the website we used for our two older sons for their transcripts when they applied to college). Then, you just attach the course descriptions after the transcript. You can copy and paste the course descriptions from our website or retype the course descriptions from your guide. Either way works. It is not as difficult as you think! You can do this!
If you ever have to prove what your student did, or how he/she earned the credit, you simply photocopy the course description and grading from the front of your guide. Then, you turn it in to your supervising teacher or school district. (Otherwise, instead of photocopying it, you can just print it from the Introduction of the guide on our website.) Either way, when your students complete what is assigned within the guide, they earn full credit.
Blessedly, we have heard rave reviews from families who have had to meet with principals or supervising teachers for how well-organized, documented, and thorough the coursework and grading is in our guides. We have done the work for you, so simply by using our Introduction, you can quite easily create your student’s transcript with credits and grades!