The old "What to keep" question is complicated, because no two homeschoolers are alike! When you are doing school the textbook way, you can just keep tests and written work. You don't have to keep daily work - except the science lab notebook is usually kept. Anything that is flat, you can put it a notebook: awards, some art work. If the art work isn't flat, and you really WANT to keep it, then a photo would help.
You don't have to keep everything!
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Ivette, try this free class: http://www.thehomescholar.com/homeschool-records-webinar.php You want to keep these things until you have created your course descriptions, and once that is done you just need to keep samples of his work, in case colleges wanted a work sample.
Hi, Lee. I am swimming in a sea of high-school level paper of all types of subjects. I have no emotional attachment to detailed descriptions of frog disembowelment (with illustrations), Alexander's military campaign timelines, or other such things. I just want to make sure I don't toss something that I will later regret not having. Would I keep my son's entire lab notebook? Or would I keep maybe his best lab in each of the HS sciences and a couple of his research papers? Is the guideline to keep the best samples of each subject? Or are there subjects where I need to keep the whole thing?
Let's talk about real feelings. How do you feel when you think about homeschooling high school? Do any of these words sound familiar?
freaked out - terrified - hyperventilating - procrastinating - confused - stressed