It's easy to determine the credit value of some classes. Saxon Algebra, for example, is clearly one high school credit. It can be much more difficult to determine credit value when you don't use a book. PE and electives are good examples of those sticky situations. When it was my turn to muddle through high school, I spent a lot of time doing research on these issues. There are many ways of determining high school credit. I found out that few authorities really agree on what a credit is! Some books suggest counting hours. Some books suggest that a credit was 120 hours, some would say 150 hours, and some would say 180 hours. They disagreed about what an hour meant, too. Some would say an hour was 50 minutes, some would say an hour was 60 minutes plus homework. One author suggested that an hour was 20 minutes including homework! I found that all very frustrating, because I love to follow rules - but nobody was giving me a rule to follow! So what do I recommend about credit value when you aren't using a book? I suggest that anything around 120-180 hours would be a high school credit.
The important thing is helping your student to love learning. Credit value is secondary. Let me know if you need more help with determining credit value for your child.
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When homeschoolers take classes outside the home, or use a tutor, the transcript can seem a little complicated. You can make it easily understandable by simply using acronyms for outside classes.