It is that time of year. Most homeschooling families are ready to close the book on this school year which leads to questions of ‘how did we do?”. This is a good question to ask; however, it is important to not just leave it as a good mental exercise. Rather, we ought to be intentional about getting the evaluation in writing. How did your student do this year? What did they accomplish? How will you keep track of all of that? Transcripts and diplomas, in part.

In this week’s vlog, Paul Faris touches on four different ways to highlight the strengths and accomplishments of your child, whether they are graduating this year, or whether you are simply creating an on-going record of their yearly successes.

To make this process easier, the HSLDA member site has resources and templates available for our members. By looking at samples of transcripts and seeing what types of work you should keep in your portfolio, you can tailor the package to the needs and accomplishments of your student.

Learn more from Paul in this video update.

In the comments, why don’t you share with us how you have kept records of your children’s work? What resources have been helpful for you in the process? What did you find to be helpful in the admissions process as your child advanced to college or university? These conversations are so helpful to the other homeschooling families. Thanks in advance for sharing with us! As always, ask your questions here, or contact the office. At HSLDA we are happy to be of help to you.