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How to Include Enrichment Experiences in Homeschool Records

Meaningful summer camps, important enrichment classes, and major life experiences that are educational ... what to do? Put it in your homeschool records! It's so important to help your child stand out! Sign up and learn how to make homeschool records that open doors.

Flummoxed? Befuddled? Let me break it down for you.

  • ​You can put experiences on the activity list on the transcript in a very short way - as short as class titles.
  • You can put meaningful activities or classes on your long activity list that is part of your comprehensive records - in long form, with details, but not in sentence or paragraphs.
  • Some huge experiences or summer camps might also be a class - like a summer school class, once you have 120+ hours of something, you can make it a class on the transcript.
  • Some experiences are significant, but not big enough for a stand-along class. In that case, it might be a portion of your course description for a class taught at home - like an elongated and more important field trip.
What to write first?

When listing activities on your transcript or activity list, put the most significant and important things first.
  1. ​Things that are 4 years long first.
  2. Then things that aren't 4 years.
  3. Then things that are less important.
  4. Then things that were a one time, less important event.
So...Transcript or activity list?

It's ok for a class to be on a transcript and also on the activity list. When I was in high school, I was involved in Choir. I received high school music credit for the time I was in the class, but it was also listed as an activity on my transcript.It's important to avoid double-dipping with high school credit, and only recording each experience as one high school credit. However, you can also use those experiences as an activity. Just like my high school choir class was a high school credit class and a high school activity.

 

Comments 5

Karen Carlin on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:29

You made my day! This was the exact topic that woke me this morning! I am following your amazing advise and getting my transcripts/records in order for this year (our 1st and freshman yr).
Thank you for your incredible information, guidance and encouragement!

You made my day! This was the exact topic that woke me this morning! I am following your amazing advise and getting my transcripts/records in order for this year (our 1st and freshman yr). Thank you for your incredible information, guidance and encouragement!
Karen Carlin on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:33

Sorry! I was hitting the 5 stars and my finger missed and submitted 1.5 stars by accident! It won't let me retract.

Sorry! I was hitting the 5 stars and my finger missed and submitted 1.5 stars by accident! It won't let me retract.
Lee Binz, The HomeScholar on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:47

Thank you so much for your encouragement and confession Karen - that makes me feel better, LOL! I'm glad to get your "nearly" 5-star review :)
Blessings,
Lee

Thank you so much for your encouragement and confession Karen - that makes me feel better, LOL! I'm glad to get your "nearly" 5-star review :) Blessings, Lee
Guest - Lona Robinson on Thursday, 10 May 2018 20:31

If I recall correctly, you said to list a job on the transcript as a class. My daughter worked for a retail store for 6 months during her junior year. What is the wording that should be used? Also, I really appreciate all you do for the homeschooling community! You are an incredible blessing to those of us who have used your many, many resources! Thank you! Thank you!

If I recall correctly, you said to list a job on the transcript as a class. My daughter worked for a retail store for 6 months during her junior year. What is the wording that should be used? Also, I really appreciate all you do for the homeschooling community! You are an incredible blessing to those of us who have used your many, many resources! Thank you! Thank you!
Robin Montoya on Friday, 11 May 2018 05:15

Lona,
You are close! Lee wanted me to have you read her post on "Occupational Education" which is the class you list on their transcript, so that you can give them credit for working: https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blogs/teaching-occupational-education-in-5-easy-steps

Lona, You are close! Lee wanted me to have you read her post on "Occupational Education" which is the class you list on their transcript, so that you can give them credit for working: https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blogs/teaching-occupational-education-in-5-easy-steps
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