Feeling a little overwhelmed – don’t be! If you are looking for record-keeping supplies we want to help! Below you will find information and links to record keeping resources that have either templates for report cards or transcripts.
What is a Report Card? A report card is a teacher (you as the homeschool teacher) written or typed assessment of a students work/progress/conduct. A typical yearly report card can include but not limited to grades, extracurricular activities, volunteering work, reading list, curriculum used, and achievements. As homeschool parents, it’s best to be proactive, protected and organized by documenting our kids progress.
Are Report Cards Required? Though Texas law does not require us to test or grade our child/student, many homeschool parents can use report cards to keep track of your child’s milestones, academic achievements, and extracurricular activities for documentation or keepsakes.
What is a Transcript? A transcript is a more formal form of record keeping; majority of homeschooling families use transcripts for college enrollment for grades 9-12. Transcripts typically include but not limited to classes you completed, when you completed them, and grades for each class completed; along with a grade point average (GPA), extracurricular activities, any accomplishments, standardized testing scores, and volunteer work. It is recommended that you have the transcript notarized after the completion of the 12th grade.
While this is something you can accomplish on your own, we know it is a daunting task. We have a couple of ways to help you complete your transcript. For a small fee, we can email you instructions and a template that you can fill in and create your own transcript. This copy will then need to be notarized to become official. We can notarize your transcript for you, for a small fee or free for Patriot Pass holders. If you need more assistance, we can assemble your transcript for you, also for a fee. You would provide us with the information we need to build the transcript for you. Keep in mind, the responsibility for the accuracy of the information still falls to you, the parent. FEAST cannot validate your transcript. We do not sign it, you will still need to have it notarized with your signature.
Are Transcripts Required? For children 8th grade and younger, transcripts may be needed if returning the child to public/private school, it depends on the school. For children 9th grade and older a transcript will be required for: a graduated student entering college or trade school, for high school dual credit with college, and likely, for returning the child to public/private school.
Here at FEAST, we want to help you ease the frustration by providing a guide to creating your very own report cards and transcripts or give you the option to purchase pre-made report cards and transcripts.
Where can I get a Transcript or Report Card Template?
We have developed our own transcript templates and report cards available at your convenience in the FEAST Resource Center. You can call or come by to purchase your template for transcripts or report cards. The High School report card includes spaces for the student’s SAT, ACT or other college preparatory exam scores. Below are resources to templates for pre-made record keeping:
- Report Card Templates: $1.50 each Elementary/Middle/High School
- Transcript Templates: $10 Sent via email, opens with Microsoft Word 2003 or later version, can be notarized for an additional $10 by appointment only.
Where Can I Pick Up These Resources?
- Address: 7735 Mockingbird Lane, San Antonio, 78229
- Hours: Normally open, Monday - Thursday -- 10am to 4pm. We are closed on Friday.
- Office Phone: (210) 342-4674
Other Affiliate Resources:
- Myschoolyear.com https://www.myschoolyear.com/SignUp?promoCode=FEAST19
- Texas Homeschool Coalition also has some of these resources available to members. https://thsc.org/home-school-resources/recordkeeping/ FEAST offers a discount to their membership. This information can be found on our Discounts page (you must be logged in with your Patriot Pass to see this page.)
FEAST also offers a Notary service for an additional $10. Email the FEAST Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a Notary appointment.
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