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Official Homeschool Transcripts and Grades

Official Homeschool Transcripts and Grades
When is your homeschool transcript official?  When do you add grades? Sometimes the details can drive parents crazy!Karen is a Gold Care Club member, and she asked me her questions: I was just looking over your book setting the record straight.  Thank you for sending it and it looks great. When you started  doing your 9TH grade transcript did you write everything you  were going to study in the beginning of 9Th and then just add on ...
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Guest — WILLIEMAE HEDGER
Great Article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank "Official Homeschool Transcripts Form" to fill out?... Read More
Monday, 10 August 2015 23:48
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thank you! Lee has many fill-in-the-blank templates included in her Total Transcript Solution. You can check that out here: http:/... Read More
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 13:13
Guest — Lee
You're welcome, Karen!
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 05:20
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The Best Time to Start Your Homeschool Transcript

The Best Time to Start Your Homeschool Transcript
When is the best time to start YOUR homeschool transcript?I was wondering I have been told that middle school is the right time to start putting together a transcript. She is now in 8th grade and I have not officially started. How do I get started and is there a good software out there that is worth getting.Thank you~ Antonia on Facebook Middle school is the BEST time to start putting together a homeschool transcript for...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Sharon, I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you! I've been REALLY busy! This is a topic I talk about often in my b... Read More
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 14:04
Guest — Becky
Thank you for the info on transcripts. My oldest will be in 9th grade this coming new school year. I am devouring everything high... Read More
Thursday, 29 April 2010 04:19
Guest — Sharon
You mentioned above about middle school students taking high school courses and not realizing it. How is that done? Wouldn't a pe... Read More
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:52
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What if I Homeschool Only Senior Year?

What if I Homeschool Only Senior Year?
Mary Jo emailed asking for advice as to whether a public-schooled high school junior should consider homeschooling for only her senior year of high school. Here's what I said. My best advice is this;  "Know your child and trust yourself."  If you know that homeschooling is the best fit for your child, then trust yourself and do it.  Don't avoid homeschooling out of fear. Senior year can be busy with college applications. Get 75 application essay...
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Guest — madison
If I go homeschooled in the middle of my senior year and get everything done will I still be able to walk the line with my class?... Read More
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 03:49
Anita
Hi, Madison. You'll need to check with the school / school district that you were attending prior to homeschooling. Unfortunately... Read More
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 17:25
Guest — Rezik
I have the same situation with my child who doesn't want to continue the last semester. Challenge is already applications were su... Read More
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 08:21
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How To Maintain Your Homeschooler's High School Records

How To Maintain Your Homeschooler's High School Records
Homeschoolers should keep high school records.  We know that.  Still, for parents who have never kept records before, change is hard.  How do you change your own behavior, and begin keeping good records?  The secret is the same for ALL kinds of change. Do one simple thing differently. Take just one thing and make a change, and slowly change behavior one task at a time. They say it takes 6 weeks to make a habit.  Take...
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Thank You for Attending our Launch!

Thank You for Attending our Launch!
We are weary, yet thrilled with how well our launch went yesterday.  We are very grateful to be able to support the homeschool community this way.  Thank you so much for participating in this exciting event.  We are looking forward to getting to know many of you through the weekly consultations available through the Gold Care Club. Here are the winners of the early responder bonuses from yesterday's launch!1. Tracie Schroeder (Bonuses 1 - 5)2. Juli...
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The HomeScholar Total Transcript Solution Launches at Noon!!

The HomeScholar Total Transcript Solution Launches at Noon!!
Noon (Pacific Time) is the official launch of our Total Transcript Solution.  We will be having a free webinar this morning to celebrate.  You can sign up for "Credits and Grades and Transcripts, Oh My!!" at this registration link.  You are NOT going to want to miss this hour long content rich webinar. Register for our free webinar this morning on Credits, Grades and Transcripts!
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[...] Lee Binz is fast making a name for herself as the lady to talk to if you are teaching a high schooler. She was a homeschool ... Read More
Thursday, 03 December 2009 06:30
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"Please pass the course descriptions"

"Please pass the course descriptions"
Course descriptions are like mashed potatoes. I always think of the strangest metaphors, don't I?  And you can certainly tell I'm in the kitchen a lot these days!  But think about it.....For mashed potatoes, you don't just throw a bag of potatoes into the water.  Each potato has to be individually washed, peeled, and cut.  You don't just mash them, either.  You add flavorings; milk, butter, sour cream or cream cheese.  Presentation matters, too.  You don't...
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Should You Name Your Homeschool?

Should You Name Your Homeschool?
All these years you have been happily homeschooling and then someone will throw a wrench in the system and ask you something crazy.  For example, should you name your homeschool?Unless it is required by state law, you don't have to name your homeschool.  I don't even believe you "should" name your homeschool.  It's completely and totally 100% optional. I chose not to name my homeschool.  Our transcript was labeled "Official Homeschool Transcript" from "Homeschool High School." ...
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Guest — Lois
When we officially started homeschooling in 2000, we kicked it off with Prov. 2:1-5. This became the goal, or mission statement. E... Read More
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 10:05
Guest — J W
I named our home school years ago just so that we could sign it in museum guest books :-)
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 18:47
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'Tis the Season for High School Course Descriptions

'Tis the Season for High School Course Descriptions
This must be the season for writing course descriptions.  I've had a lot of how-to questions recently.  The HomeScholar Gold Care Club can help you with the task of writing course descriptions.  I've tried to provide course description help for visual learners, auditory learners, and those who learn best through relationship. Each month, I feature a course description for a single class in the tools and templates section of the Gold Care Club.  The "Course Description...
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Guest — Lee
Thanks, Becky! What a nice thing to say! Blessings, Lee
Wednesday, 14 October 2009 17:20
Guest — Becky
I have this book and it is the best thing I have purchased to help me with homeschooling high school..now just have to do my own k... Read More
Wednesday, 14 October 2009 16:45
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How Should Photography Be Counted On My Transcript?

How Should Photography Be Counted On My Transcript?
Hi Lee, I want to know since my daughter Kirstie is involved in photography and doing art show with me, couldn't that be counted as communication/public speaking? Although my daughter is shy this is the only way I can get her to communicate with people while doing something she loves. Kirstie has made good progress while doing the shows with all of us artist with in the last year in a half. Thanks,~Mary in Washington If...
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Guest — J W
What is she doing with it? There's fine art, there's commercial art (advertising), photojournalism, portraiture, photography for ... Read More
Saturday, 10 October 2009 06:57
Guest — Denise M
I know that photography is offered as a fine arts class at many schools. Enter her photography at your county fair. Awards would... Read More
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 10:20
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"What Should I Put on My HomeSchool Transcript?"

"What Should I Put on My HomeSchool Transcript?"
"What should I put  on my homeschool transcript" is one of the questions I hear most.  Usually there are a LOT of different ways to put something on a transcript, and lots of different "right ways" of doing it.  It's just a matter of brainstorming ideas together and see which one seems good to you.We own a farm & garden supply store.  My daughter works there every day. How do I keep up with this and...
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Guest — Lee
Thanks Joelle! I'm glad you liked it :-) Blessings, Lee
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 19:56
Guest — J W
And let me put in a bald-faced advertisement here - Lee has a great book on highschool transcripts :-)
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 19:54
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How Do I Keep Homeschool Transcripts for a Large Family?

How Do I Keep Homeschool Transcripts for a Large Family?
Inexpensive solutions to high school transcripts for a large familyHaving a large family looks very hard to outsiders.  My friend tells me it's not so bad, though.  After all, the kids aren't all two at the same time, right?  It's the same way with high school transcripts for a large brood.  You only have to learn about transcripts once, and then you'll know it - and they don't all need transcripts at the same time!  Here...
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How Do You Know When to Place a Course on a High School Transcript?

How Do You Know When to Place a Course on a High School Transcript?
It can be hard to know when a course should go on a high school transcript.  Sometimes it is clear-cut, and other times it's more difficult to decide.Lee,Can I count Sonlight Core100 as my daughter's American History requirement on her High School transcript if she will be completing it in 8th grade?Thanks for your input!~ Susan in ArkansasDear Susan,Sonlight Core 100 is meant for a wide age range, so that families can use it together.  It...
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Guest — Lee
Thanks, Donna! We still have just a few little details to iron out with the website, but I do like the "look and feel" of it. Di... Read More
Monday, 13 July 2009 17:36
Guest — Donna
I Love the new look of your blog site!
Monday, 13 July 2009 15:07
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Can We Finish High School in Less Than 4 Years?

Can We Finish High School in Less Than 4 Years?
>>>>Is it also possible to finish high school earlier than 4 years?  Is this a good idea?<<<<It's very hard to say if it's a "good" idea, because it varies so much family to family, child to child, college to college, and even year to year as maturity changes things!  But yes, you can graduate early, or you can start high school early and then do it in four years.  Or both.I can tell you what worked...
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Guest — Audrey
OK. When you say he had a year of homeschooling college with CLEP, do you mean he spent one year preparing for "X number" of CLEP ... Read More
Friday, 03 July 2009 17:45
Guest — Lee
Hi Audrey, I don't remember how many high school credits he had, but he had 1 year of homeschooling college with CLEP exams (I th... Read More
Thursday, 02 July 2009 20:33
Guest — Audrey
How many credits did he have, if I may ask? Did he then finish college in 2 years?
Thursday, 02 July 2009 17:25
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Is Online High School Required or Helpful?

Is Online High School Required or Helpful?
Is it helpful or even necessary to enroll with an online or correspondence school for high school?  I have had friends tell me it is much easier then trying to keep records yourself.You do NOT have to do an online or correspondence school!  In fact, sometimes (often) those will require MUCH MORE paperwork than doing it yourself.  I was in a similar situation in my own home, and my children did not use an accredited program. ...
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