Is a homeschool transcript legal?
What is a homeschool transcript?
Who issues a homeschool transcript?
When should we issue our child's transcript?
Will my child need a transcript to get into college?
Why issue a homeschool transcript?
What about a high school graduation ceremony, will we need the transcript then?
Secondary School Record Forms
CHASE SC Transcript Forms
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Figuring Grade pt. Average
transcript - An official school report which includes a student's courses, grades, and credits.
transcript - An official school report on the record of a student, listing subjects studied, grades received, etc.
Yes, in South Carolina it is. If you homeschool under 59-65-40, 59-65-45, or 59-65-47, the parent-teacher will issue the transcript if one is awarded. Some associations may issue one for you; however, this is one of the parent-teacher's rights and responsibilities. Nowhere in SC Law is there a provision that anyone other than the parent-teacher should prepare the high school transcript.
It's an official document that is prepared by the homeschooling parents or parent-teacher that indicates the student's homeschool course of study.
The parent-teacher will issue the transcript when needed. Some associations may issue one for you; however, this is one of the parent-teacher's rights and responsibilities.
1) A high school transcript should be issued when the student's homeschool course of study has been successfully completed. You must teach and complete the requirements of 59-65-40, 59-65-45, or 59-65-47; however, your course of study may be significantly more. If your child is college bound you and he/she should consult several colleges that they are interested in to see what their minimum requirements are. You may also choose to complete the SC Public School Requirements, but you are not required to do so.
2) If you will be enrolling a child or children into a private or public school you should consider preparing a transcript for the years that you have homeschooled them. This will help to aid you, and your child/ren will have an easier transition into the school.
3) You may choose to update your student's transcript yearly. This would be very beneficial in maintaining an accurate transcript for them.
Yes, the transcript and the student's test scores will be the primary concern of most colleges looking at a homeschooled student for entrance into their college.
You know best what your child has done each year that you have homeschooled him or her. Not only is it your right, but it is your responsibility to accurately prepare your child's transcript. Even if your child is not college bound, you need to prepare a transcript for them. File it when you are done, and give them a copy to file. They may decide to enter college in a year or two, or somewhere in the future; and you will have what they need, their homeschool transcript.
No you do not need it for the ceremony, as you will award the High School Diploma at the graduation ceremony.
Once again CHASE SC is offering the Secondary School Records form to you. Please send $1 per copy that you would like. Please note on your check or money order what the money is for. You may fill it out using the information provided below.
Instructions for using the Secondary School Record for your transcript (numbers correlate to the blocks on the form).
Please remember to type all information on your transcript forms.
1) Student Identification
Basic Information on the Student
2) School Identification
Basic Information on your home school
3) Student's Academic History
List the Grade & Year for Courses Taken (and special level where appropriate; example English 9, English 10 or English I, English II), marks and the credits earned. Use titles that are clearly understood.
A unit or credit is defined as five 45 minute periods each week for 36 weeks (basically 45 minutes for 180 days). Courses that were taken for 45 minutes for 18 weeks (or 45 minutes for 90 days) would be issued ½ credit. Usually non academic courses such as Home Economics and/or Cooking would be the ones issued as ½ credit.
A grading scale of A, B, C, D and F is the most common. An explanation of the grading scale would be beneficial. Example: A=95 100, B=85 94, etc.
It would not be wise to use a pass/fail system. A pass/fail system could hurt the rating given to your student by colleges.
4) Student's Academic Summary
List the GPA (grade point average), and mark the credits earned in the appropriate space. ***Make sure to give an Anticipated Graduation date or if the student is already finished with high school make sure to enter the actual graduation date. This is one of the most important sections.
5) Additional Student Information
a.) Interests, activities, and achievements
b.) Special features of student's program
c.) Special problems or needs
d.) Personal inventory or checklist
e.) Written Comments
6) Test Scores (Primarily Grades 10 12)
If the student is college bound you should have at a minimum a SAT and/or ACT test listed. Additionally, if they have taken any standardized tests (Iowa, BSAP, Stanford, CAT 5, etc.) in the 10th 12th grades these test scores should be included.
***It is CHASE SC's recommendation for those students college bound to take the SAT or ACT at least once a year in the 9th 12th grades. Additionally, the PSAT should be taken in the 11th grade year. A repeat exam late in the 11th grade or up to the middle of the 12th grade may show a good raise in the students scores (especially if higher level studies were done along with studying a guide to prepare for the test.***
7) Additional School Information
a.) Accreditation information (N/A)
b.) Method of computing GPA (grade point average)
c.) Key to symbols and titles
d.) Explanation of curriculum
e.) Description of marking system
f.) Frequency distribution
8) Previous Secondary Schools Attended
List any High Schools the student attended for a period of at least ½ semester.
9) School Officials
a.) School Principal You may either put N/A or list Dad as the principal.
b.) Person to contact for additional information List Mom or Dad.
c.) Signature of official certifying this transcript if you listed dad as the principal than he should sign here.
There are several transcript forms available at our Free Forms for Homeschoolers Page that you may use to make your transcripts. The information above will be helpful with the forms at our Free Forms for Homeschoolers Page too.
If you will be applying to a college in South Carolina and you would like to be considered for grant and scholarship money it is CHASE SC's recommendation that you use the SC Letter grade scale during high school. You are not required by law or CHASE SC to use this scale.
Figure your Grade Point Average using a Spreadsheet Create your own GPA (grade point average) CALCULATOR in EXCEL. With the end of a grading period approaching, it comes in handy to have a way of easily figuring out your GPA or grade point average.
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Be Prepared, Evaluations, Assessments, Report Cards, Planners, Goal Sheets, Sample Letters, Transcripts, High School Course Credit & Syllabus, Diplomas, Journals, Logs, Checklists, Traveling Through Time Timelines, Other Helps for the Homeschool (Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies), Postcards, and Getting Organized in Your Home are the categories you can choose from.
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