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What is the Difference Between an Accredited and Official Homeschool Transcript?

What is the Difference Between an Accredited and Official Homeschool Transcript?
Have you ever wondered about the difference between an accredited and an official homeschool transcript? Well, let's start at the begin...
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[Free eBook] Making the Grades

[Free eBook] Making the Grades
 Does anyone take "mommy grades" seriously?! Do I really even need to grade at all? Maybe it's just English papers that you hate to grade? (I can...
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Grading Estimate

Grading Estimate
Let me guess.  You didn't use tests on all your homeschool subjects, right?  Neither did I! And yet, somehow, my children survived! Some homeschoolers think it's tons of fun to go back through four years of high school records and try to find or recreate every possible test, quiz, and assignment.  For me, that doesn't sound like fun.  I was not one of those people.  Plus I've noticed that even when parents do some forensic grading like that,...
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Should I Give My Student Pass/Fail Grades?

Should I Give My Student Pass/Fail Grades?
Should you use letter, number or pass/fail grades on your homeschool transcript? Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Guest — Merry
Thanks. I have the Comprehensive Record Solution, and have read you say that some colleges don't include non-academic grades in th... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2014 11:14
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Merry, You can choose whether or not you want to add those grades or non-grades (as in a "pass/fail") into the GPA. I would s... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2014 13:20
Guest — Lee
Merry, If you really feel that uncomfortable giving a grade for PE, then just don't give a grade for PE - really! Don't stress! Yo... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2014 10:53
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Reconsidering Homeschool Grades

Reconsidering Homeschool Grades
Are your grades too low? When your student is doing two to four times the normal amount of work in class, it becomes even more important to consider incorporating all of their work within their transcript grade. This can happen particularly with students involved in Classical Education, or those in heavily academic homeschool co-ops.   You do not want your child to be at a competitive disadvantage when compared to their public school peers. With a Great...
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Guest — Julie
Why *NOT* all As? Most homeschoolers do their assignments until they are 100% correct. Do most colleges actually care about lett... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 20:22
Guest — Lee
Hi Audrey, I'm really NOT saying grades should be all A's. I'm saying that sometimes homeschoolers are MUCH harder graders than o... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:53
Guest — Audrey
Are you saying that all the grades should be "A's"? While I think taking all things into account is fair, I would imagine that a c... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:45
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    Have you ever wondered about the difference between an accredited and an official homeschool transcript? Well, let's start at the beginning. The dictionary defines accredited as, "officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence" or "provided with official credentials, as by a government". Official, on the other hand, is defined as, "of or relating to an office or position of duty,

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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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