Homeschoolers in Texas are not required to keep educational records, but homeschool record keeping can be a valuable tool for various reasons such as college entrance requirements and scholarship opportunities or for future employment opportunities. Homeschool records are used to document your child’s academic and extracurricular experiences and achievements.
THSC Member Benefit: High School Transcript
Members of THSC can download a free high school transcript offered in two different formats. If you are experienced at Microsoft Excel, then you will love the spreadsheet version that calculates the student’s GPA for you. If you are not familiar with spreadsheets, then the fill-in PDF version is perfect for you.
Types of information to retain can include:
- Curriculum used
- Subjects mastered
- Extracurricular activities
- Volunteer work
- Standardized testing scores
- Work samples
- A reading list.
Retaining homeschool records can also be incredibly beneficial if you are ever involved in a court case or custody situation. Proof of your bona fide homeschooling can thwart attempts to deprive you of your right to raise and educate your child.
We believe homeschooling is one of the best educational models, which is why we support families with encouragement and practical resources like you found in this article on homeschool record keeping. Won’t you join us in making these resources available to homeschooling families by becoming a member?