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Homeschool transcripts: How to include life experience, literature-based courses

Creating a homeschool transcript is a daunting task for some parents.  The transcript document itself is not that difficult, if you know the standard components of a high school transcript.  The parts that can get more confusing are those that are a little outside the standard framework of high school classes.  In the Phoenix area, workshops can be set up to provide guidance on transcript preparation and key steps needed for getting ready for college.

Ronald Johnson of  PACworks.com offers some helpful suggestions for using practical life experiences and literature for high school credits.These non-traditional venues can provide an additional method of counting coursework for things the students may already be doing.

Using practical life experiences for homeschool transcript credit

  • Use Carnegie units to determine how much coursework has been covered.  Typically 120 hours of instruction and independent work equal one high school credit.  This is based on the public school schedule of 45 minutes per day times 180 days in a school year, taking into account the time off for holidays and teacher inservie time. .  Keep track of the number of hours spent on various tasks.
  • Determine the types of subjects that are being used in the practical experience.


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