Does the thought of maintaining detailed transcript records make
you think twice about homeschooling through high school? You don't
need to worry any longer! My Homeschool Transcripts is a wonderful,
customizable, and easy-to-use online solution.
For a one-time fee of $29, you have lifetime access to MyHomeschoolTranscripts.com,
where you can input class records and generate transcripts for
each and every one of your children. Yes, I think that's pretty
amazing! Don't let the low price fool you; the records you're able
to keep for each child are extremely detailed.
Each child gets his own "folder," where you can set the graduation
requirements based on your own state's regulations. You also get
to set the grading scale, assign and describe courses, and determine
how many credits each course is worth.
For instance, this year my 9 th grader's course schedule looks
- Bible/Character Training (1 credit)
- Algebra 1 (1 credit)
- Biology (1 credit)
- English 1 (1 credit)
- World History 2 (1 credit)
- Spanish (1 credit)
- Constitutional Law (1/2 credit)
- Logic/Critical Thinking (1/2 credit)
- Health/PE (1/2 credit)
Using My Homeschool Transcripts, I was easily able to chart out
each course, giving a detailed description of what the classes
entail and the credits they are worth. In the descriptions, I noted
curricula, outside classes, and other factors that "count" toward
the credit. Even though some of my daughter's high school requirements
were completed in 8 th grade (like World History 1 and Physical
Science), I was able to create an additional year on the transcript
and count those credits toward graduation too.
As tests are graded or projects assigned, I can apply scores to
the subject in which they belong and grades are automatically calculated
for me. For some classes, like health and physical education, I
don't give tests or assign grades for projects. I don't have to
worry, though, because I can simply enter the quarterly grade into
the "report card." Each course's ongoing grade is tabulated for
you as you enter scores. Then, each quarter you can either input
a grade or allow the computer to tabulate it for you. At the end
of the year, a final grade is automatically assigned (and credits
given) based on the quarterly scores. Additionally, you and your
child can easily see the progress you've made in completing the
credits necessary for graduation on a well-organized chart.
At any time, I'm free to add, change, or delete any part of the
transcript. If I need to add a 2 nd semester class, I can do it.
If my daughter retakes a test and I need to change the grade, it's
no problem. If a certain class didn't pan out after all, I can
You can even track extra-curricular activities! Sports, clubs,
quiz teams, community service, leadership positions--you name it
and you can note it. You're given plenty of room to note the activity,
its dates, and a description. This is a very handy list to have
on hand when colleges ask for service and leadership experiences.
Once all credits have been earned, you can print a customizable
and very professional looking transcript that even includes your
school's name. There is also an option to print a "projected transcript" before
graduation if needed.
My Homeschool Transcript is very easy to use! If you get stuck,
however, or want to browse a tutorial before diving in, there is
a PDF instruction guide that comes with the subscription. I love
this product and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants
to stay organized through the high school years. If used as intended,
this product will keep you from being one of those moms frantically
trying to pull together a transcript when the time comes. And the
time will come.