Homeschool Records? We Can Help!
As every parent knows, keeping homeschooling records is essential. Not only does consistent record keeping give you a clear picture of the progress your child has made but the same records may be necessary for reporting required by your local school district.
Homeschool students planning on attending college will need a transcript showing the courses they completed in high school.
Homeschooling records are important but not everyone is comfortable with the record keeping process. Some parents find it confusing or overwhelming. Many others are just looking for a way to make the task easier.
Global Student Network can help!
GSN now has a free online service to assist families with maintaining homeschooling records – enabling homeschool families to track classes and generate report cards and transcripts. This service allows parent to create a private account into which they can enter classes their students have taken along with the corresponding grades. The record-keeping service –
- Calculates GPA
- Determines cumulative credits
- Prints report cards*
- Prints transcripts*
The final outcome is all your data in one location – homeschool records made simple!
Not sure what homeschool records you need to keep?
There are several places to find out. The first is your local school district. A call to your district office will inform you as to what needs to be documented and has it is to be reported. Also, if you have a local homeschool co-op, then you have a pool of knowledge at your disposal! Other homeschool parents can tell you the best way to meet necessary requirements. Another helpful resource is Homeschool Legal Defense Association. At www.hslda.org/laws/ you can view a helpful graphic as well as click by state to see your specific requirements.
Most states require you to keep –
- Attendance Records – Once you know the state requirement, you can set up a way to track the time your student spends learning. A simple spreadsheet showing days “in school” would suffice. Also, many online curriculum automatically track time-on-task.
- Completed Assignments – Portfolios and completed lesson plan books are popular means for documenting completed assignments. If using online curriculum, there may be an option to access a report showing the exact lessons and assignments covered.
- Test scores and assessments – Again, an online curriculum will track test scores for you. For standardized tests, be sure to keep a file of results.
- Grades – Keeping a list of courses taken and grades earned is essential! Our video shows you how simple it is with GSN’s free service!
- High School transcripts* – Sound scary? Fear not! After you have entered the courses and grades, a transcript can be generated and printed in a matter of clicks. Transcripts will include GPA and cumulative credits.
*Report cards and transcripts – Because YOU are operating the homeschool, any documents generated and printed from our service will bear the name of your homeschool. Global Student Network is a curriculum provider, not an educational institution. Therefore we cannot issue official documents. We offer tools for you to do so.