It’s important to note that a transcript isn’t an “official” form like a birth certificate or passport. A Transcript is merely an organized record of each subject a student has studied.
Traditionally, grades, achievements, and test scores are added to complete the record. Transcript forms can be downloaded here or from many, a Google searched platform.
It’s IMPORTANT to follow the Homeschool Laws of the State, Province, etc. of which you live.
In most states, your homeschooled student needs to fulfill a minimum number of credits in order to graduate from your homeschool high school. Traditionally, 1 credit in high school equals 120 hours of classwork. Example: 160 45-minute sessions
Projects, recitations, field trips, lab work, and independent reading can count as classwork.
Be sure to follow your State Laws.
When you log the year, subject, grade level, credits, and grade earned on the transcript, you are certifying that the work has been completed.
Most individual subjects fall into a core area of study commonly recognized.
CORE SUBJECT AREAS
Pre-calculus and Calculus
Study of any language other than English
Instruction in sports
Classes and experiences that do not fall into the generally recognized core categories can often be classified as electives.
A high-school transcript also includes space for extracurricular activities such as those listed below. Headers such as OFFICES HELD and BAND can be used if a list of service and achievements follows that topic.
Electives are also made up of additional high school credits beyond those listed in the core areas. For example, if a high school student takes both an American Literature course and also a British Literature course, he would earn two Language Arts credits on the high school transcript. One credit would fulfill the Language Arts requirement for that year; the other would go towards the Elective credit.
All memberships in any kind of organization
Leadership positions (church, community etc.)
These extra-curricular activities are often listed on a separate page or in a pre-set area of a Legal Sized High-School Transcript.
High school graduation requirements and college admissions expectations are slightly different around the nation. The requirements listed below are those that a college admissions officer would generally look for on a high school transcript.
Subject Required Credits Core
Language Arts 4 Language Arts
Mathematics 3-4 Mathematics
Foreign Language 2-4 Foreign Language
World History 1 Social Science
American History 1 Social Science
American Government 1 Social Science
Science 3-4 Natural Science
Physical Education 2 Physical Education
Time spent reading, writing, and doing spelling and vocabulary can all count towards the Language Arts credit.
Physical Education credits can