So far I’ve enjoyed some of the videos and studied a few of the E-books and documents. The videos are basically well-organized talks with notes, something that fits well with my learning style. Lee has a pleasant voice, and it has been a joy to learn from her. The E-books are clear and thorough, showing in great detail exactly how Lee documented her boys’ high school education. The templates are well-organized and logical, and the prepared course descriptions, as well as the explanations of how to write your own, are thorough and very helpful.
What I like best so far, besides the clear examples and templates, is Lee’s assertion that the quickest and easiest path to college admissions and scholarships is to focus on helping the student become the person God created them to be. She does not advocate a rigid, stressful style of high school at all. In fact, she says that a big advantage of homeschooling is the opportunity to enjoy life-defining experiences during the school year. This is our family’s style, too. Although we encourage thorough and rigorous courses, we also allow ample opportunity for exploring personal interests. Knowing that Lee’s philosophy is similar to ours makes me feel more comfortable with her suggestions.
Although I’ll post a full review later, I can confidently say that the Comprehensive Record Solution promises to be a helpful, empowering, and calming influence for those who are educating their teens at home. I’m sure the investment will pay off handsomely for almost every homeschooling family that does not have transcripts, records, and portfolios completely under control…and maybe even for some that do.
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.