Are you looking for information about homeschool record keeping?
Homeschoolers may keep records in order to comply with state requirements, provide work samples to colleges or future employers, show friends and relatives what children have accomplished, preserve memories of their school years, and evaluate their children's progress from year to year.
Before deciding on a record-keeping system, determine your purpose for keeping records. If you are looking to comply with your state's homeschool laws, make sure you know exactly what your state requires. Your state may require you to submit a course of study, test results, health and immunization records, attendance records or a portfolio of work samples.
Here is some additional information about homeschooling requirements, along with links to your state's homeschool laws.
Keeping records is easy if you follow the KISS method - Keep it So Simple! If you are homeschooling more than one child, create a separate file folder or keepsake box for each child's documents and records, and add to it throughout the year.
Here are some homeschool record keeping systems you may want to consider, along with some printable recordkeeping forms.
You can edit and fill these forms out on your computer, or print them and fill them out by hand. Feel free to share these forms with others by linking to this page.
Remember, in a homeschool environment, education is not limited to traditional school assignments.
When keeping records and recording your child's accomplishments, make sure to include activities like reading, games, letter writing, field trips, art, building models, discussions, educational television programs, and everyday learning activities like cooking and budgeting.
Homeschool portfolios are collections of documents and work samples you can use to demonstrate your child's accomplishments for the quarter, semester or school year. Here's some information that will help you create a homeschool portfolio, including more printable forms for use in your home.
Do you need to prepare transcripts for your high school student? Follow this link to learn how to prepare official homeschool transcripts!
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