Record Keeping/ Transcripts
A helpful LINK to help you with planning records and transcripts for High School.
Keep Lists of:
|Books Read||Field Trips|
|Volunteer Opportunities||Social Functions|
|Occupational Education (Work)|
Have a Plan
- Your goals
- MA law requirements
- Public school course
- College admission requirements
- Student’s goals
- Must meet MA requirements
- You do not have to meet public school requirements
- Work toward goals and/or college requirements
You can give High School Credit for:
- Any class or curriculum completed that is high school level at any age OR any class or curriculum that a high school age student completes.
- Look in catalog, textbook, website, age of participants.
- Any remedial or primary class taken by a high school student.
These items are Necessary:
- Transcript title
- The word Official
- Student name
- Date of birth
- Parent names
- Name of school
- Address of school
- Name of courses
- Graduation date
These items are Important:
- Grading System/ Scale
- Completion date
- Class rank
- SAT/ACT Scores
*Every transcript is different
*Transcripts change every year
*Gear transcript for college
*Transcript grades are forever
*Use Academic terms for class titles
*You can teach the same subject – but use a different name
*Do not put on Drivers Ed. on your transcripts
*Expertise not required
*More hours might still be 1 cr.
*Hours vs. credits- plays/sports
*5-6 College cr.=1 HS cr.
Credits:1 credit 120-180 hours 1 hour 4-5 days a week 1 hour=40-60 minutes 36 weeks 1/2 credit 60-90 hours 1 hour 2-3 days a week OR
*Many different grading systems
*Many ways to evaluate beyond tests
*Parent gives a final honest grade
*Grades vs./= comprehensive tests
*DO NOT PUT FAILURES
*Redo subjects/add further study
Common Grading Scales93-100% A 90-92% A- 87-89% B+ 83-86% B
93-100% A 85-92% B 75-84% C
90-100% A 80-89% B 70-79% C
4.0 A 3.0 B
Grade Point AverageClass credit value - ex. 1 credit Grade from grading scale – 3.0 grade Grade x Credit=grade points 3.0x1 credit=3.0 grade points
- Calculate grade points for each class
- Add ALL grade points together
- All grade points divided by TOTAL number of CREDITS
- Descriptive paragraph about class
- Educational materials
- Explain how grade achieved
- Grade achieved
**Use curriculum,-co-op descriptions, online, catalogs, product reviews, table of contents, homeschool books to help you write your Course Descriptions.
**Do Not Plagiarize
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