My son has taken a couple of classes from a local high school, a few from a homeschool coop and the rest at home. All 3 had different grading scales. The school gave a letter grade only, but my husband was the teacher and gave me a percentage (not sure how this will look). The coop is 94-100 equals and A. My home scale is 90-100 is an A. How do I reconcile this?
That's a good question for Lee when you send your records in for review. Typically, you would include a key for your grading scale, only, and then make sure that you include an acronym next to each class taken somewhere else. I would imagine that colleges would assume that your grading scale would be different than the co-op and local high school, but Lee will tell you if you should do anything else. Here's an article about the acronyms for outside classes: https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blogs/acronyms-for-outside-classes
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If you have had her in a "real school" that uses a real transcript, then you are forever stuck with those grades. If you finish up the class as a homeschooler, the school is not obligated to change their grade, so using their course schedule may not get you anything at all.
You can choose to make a homeschool transcript that does not include any grades from other schools. However, the transcript from that school must still be sent to the colleges when you apply.
You can choose to have her "re-take" the class, and replace the grade at home. You can have her retake the class in any way that you want, and there are no rule about how to do that. Colleges may wonder about that, though, so it might be helpful to have a test to back it up - either a curriculum final exam (any curriculum) or a SAT subject test in the area.
It's often helpful to explain the situation in a cover letter. A cover letter introduces the transcript when you send it to a college, and usually it's just as simple as "This is the transcript for my daughter...." In your situation, you can also include a description about the situation. It would be very brief, pretty much just like you said it to me.
I hope that helps!
I have a question. I pulled my 9th grade daughter out of school last year because my husband's job changed and we were going to have more time to travel and therefore could not commit to the strict school schedule. However, we did enroll her in the 9th grade science class at that school. We will be leaving before school ends for the US (we live overseas) and therefore will not finish the course here but in the US. I was thinking of just using the teacher's grade as a guideline for my transcript up to the point we leave but not having an official transcript sent from the school. Would that work? How would I document that? I would like to use this teacher later as a reference.
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