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From Qatar to College Requires a Transcript

From Qatar to College Requires a Transcript

What do you do when you live and homeschool in Qatar and your child is going to college in the US? Make a homeschool transcript, of course! Margaret w...

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3 Transcript Pitfalls to Avoid

3 Transcript Pitfalls to Avoid It’s August already, and as the summer draws to an end, homeschool parents seem to get busier than ever. Summer can be a busy time! While I’m all for taking a break, it’s important to stay up on homeschool record keeping tasks in high school, especially your transcript. In fact, as I consult with homeschool families, I’ve started to notice some transcript pitfalls that are common to many homeschoolers. Keep an...

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Ditch the Stress and Grab the Confidence

Ditch the Stress and Grab the Confidence It was fun to see another review posted on my book on transcripts and course descriptions. I wrote this book to help homeschool parents ditch the stress and grab the confidence to create beautiful, professional homeschool records, and to save big money on the cost of college. Almost all colleges require an official homeschool transcript, made by the homeschool parent. You do need to know how to make one....

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5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution

5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution Marcy Crabtree of Ben and Me recently started using my Total Transcript Solution. I taught a class for her, and during the class she was telling me all about how much she loves it! The Top 5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution 1) I know that I'm going to be prepared and that helps alleviate so much fear and so much pressure for me....

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3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications

3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications Dual enrollment classes on the transcriptUse an acronym before the class title to clearly show which classes were taken at the community college. That shows that senior year classes are harder than last year - a good trend to show.  You can read about that trend in this blog post, Acronym for Outside Classes.  For the classes your student is currently enrolled in, replace the grade with...

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Cosmetology for High School Credit

Sometimes we forget how many homeschool high school course options there are for our kids to choose from. Are you teaching an occupational education class in your homeschool? If your child loves to spend time painting nails or trying out all the hairstyles on Pinterest and just enjoys all things having to do with beauty, why not consider cosmetology for high school credit? Occupational Education: Cosmetology You can call an elective class “Occupational Education: Cosmetology.” Some public high...

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How Do I Name My Classes?

How Do I Name My Classes? Are you stumped on how to name classes on a transcript?  Click on Lee's video, below, for some tips!How do you name your classes in your homeschool? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!If you need help with homeschool record keeping, check out the Homeschool High School Record Keeping (Online Training) class for some help, just...

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A Common Sense, Easy to Understand Approach to Homeschooling

A Common Sense, Easy to Understand Approach to Homeschooling  Recently, I had the pleasure of holding a webinar with Hal and Melanie Young of Raising Real Men! They are parents of six real boys and two real girls and have been homeschooling for two decades. They said some sweet things about me - check it out!Hal Young spoke about the significance of homeschool independence and flexibility. “This is one of those important things because as homeschoolers, we...

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Are You Put Together?

When I go out, I try to look put together. You know, make up on, hair styled, appropriate clothing. Sometimes I get caught on my way home from exercising, which is embarrassing! But on the whole, I want to be ready to see people when I'm out and about. Good thing, too, because sometimes another homeschooler will spy me at Starbucks!As a homeschool parent, you need to have your homeschool records look put together too. One...

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Homeschooling High School is a Lot Like Exercise Videos

My girlfriend Laura was chatting with me about the workout video Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred one day. It claims that I could lose 20 pounds in 30 days. I was watching  the demo on YouTube (sitting in front of my computer in a cushioned, swivel chair) thinking about getting the video so I would be in shape for all the upcoming weddings. Great idea, right? Then my husband brought me back to reality. "It looks hard....

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How Do I Show a Public School and Homeschool Mix on a Transcript?

Did your child start high school in a public school and then began homeschooling in 10th or 11th grade? Or did your child start high school as a homeschooler and finish up in a public school? Regardless of the details, how do you include a mix of homeschooling and public schooling on a transcript? Click on Lee's video below for some ideas to help you indicate all the ways your child was educated on your homemade...

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How to Document Audited Classes on a Homeschool Transcript

How to Document Audited Classes on a Homeschool Transcript If your child is taking a class at a public school or private school, then I encourage you to list the school and the class on the transcript the same way it would be listed for other students.  Create an acronym for the name of the school. Here is a breakdown of what I mean: You might use the acronym LHS for Lutheran High School. Your class...

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The Difference Between Transcripts and Course Descriptions

In this video, I discuss the difference between transcripts and course descriptions. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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The Difference Between Test Grades and Transcript Grades

In this video, I talk about the difference between grades you give on tests and grades you put on your homeschool transcript. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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Inspiration for Course Descriptions

Google is a marvelous thing!  It's possible to find course titles and descriptions with a simple search!  For example, the website for the Indiana Department of Education has a page of Course Titles and Descriptions. That means acres and acres of real public school classes for you to stare at in amazement, enjoying their strange mixture.Look at the variety of course titles here - great options!  Look at the words for course descriptions - mix and match!...

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