Lori D. Posted June 6, 2013 Share Posted June 6, 2013 (edited) PAGE #1 Welcome to High School Motherlode #2 -- the second "motherlode" of linked threads on high school topics. There is also a college motherlode of linked threads on preparing for/applying to/attending college AND a few post-high school topics that are NOT college related. Enjoy exploring the amazing collected wisdom of The Hive! (In case links break, I have listed threads by their original subject heading, and have also provided the original post date and poster for search in various ways.) Warmest regards, Lori D. topics & links in page #1 AND page #5 (with 3 response posts in between) CREATED: June. 2013UPDATED & REORGANIZED: Sept. 2018======================== CONTENTS: HIGH SCHOOL MOTHERLODE #2: page #1 topics: Transcripts / Record Keeping Credits Grading / GPA Honors Courses Record Keeping / Course Descriptions / Letter of Recommendation / Volunteering Graduation topics / Diplomas NOTE: there are 3 posts of responses between post #1 and post #5 topics page #5 topics: General Threads on High School Subjects (Writing, Math, Science, Electives) Home-Grown Courses / MOOC Courses Extracurricular Activities Outsourcing Online Classes Tutors Dual Enrollment ======================== High School Motherload #1 -- pinned thread at top of HIGH SCHOOL BOARDpage 1 - high school timetable - getting started with homeschooling high school - planning / scheduling / time management - teen attitudes / expectations - accreditation / cover schools / state regulations page 2 - info/experiences with high school tests (PSAT, AP, ACT/SAT, SAT Subject, CLEP, GED, etc.) College Motherlode -- pinned thread at top of COLLEGE BOARDpage 1 = college search / college visits / online college page 2 = college applications / Common App (including more on transcripts, course descriptions, etc.) page 3 = financial aid / scholarships / FAFSA and CSS Profile page 4 = Honors Programs / Internships / NCAA page 5 = heading to college / at college / overseas studies page 6 = alternatives to college / gap year / military / career exploration ======================== TRANSCRIPTSHigh school transcript topics (+ one section on middle school transcripts; for specific questions about transcripts and college applications or the Common App, see page 2 of the Going to College Motherlode pinned thread.middle school transcriptMiddle school transcript (examples?) -- June 20 2018, JennyDDoes anyone have a formal middle school transcript put together? (and can I see it?) -- Apr 25 2018, madteapartyCreating a transcript for high school applications (entering high school, need middle school transcript) -- Jan 15 2018, kagmypts overview topicsSpecific questions about my DS's transcript (how much credit to award, course descriptions, etc.) -- July 11 2017, lewelmaMore transcript questions (include test scores? wording for "operated according to state law"? graduation date? weighted/unweighted GPA?) -- Sept 10 2017, TCBHow to get a transcript that colleges will accept? -- Jan 17 2018, krhoadsComprehensive transcript service? — Jan 27 2018, nancy_waTranscript backup (for student's future, in case of fire, loss, or death) -- May 22 2017, MerryAtHope samples and templatesSample transcripts (posters linked to examples) -- July 2 2015, swimmermom3Sample high school transcript? (can someone share an example?) -- Nov 28 2016, DariaTranscript template (responder links to a website) -- Apr 18 2018, JessReplantedTranscript template recommendation -- July 5 2017, ShellydonTranscript form? (posters included links to templates) -- Sept 3 2016, lucky mom formatting questionsAdding a 2nd page to transcript? Should I? (for achievements and extracurriculars?) -- Jan 17 2017, journey00Subject-Based transcript (any templates or examples?) -- Mar 20 2017, historymattersIf you do your transcript by subject, how do you indicate planned or in-progress senior year classes? -- July 2 2015, katilacTranscripts: by subject or by year? — Mar 1 2017, lewelmaTranscript question please (list by subject or grade/year? and other questions) -- Mar 1 2017, Homeschoolmom3"Official" Transcript? (organize by subject or grade/year? graduation date? bring up credits from middle school?) -- Jan 24 2018, ski mommaAnother transcript issue for us: # of credits (what to include/leave off; will it look like padding) — Aug 31 2018, EvantheHow to transcript this “5th” year due to illness? — July 23 2018, KendallCan I just show all 5 years of high school on his transcript? — May 22 2018, AttoliaQuestion about how to do a transcript for an early graduate (3 years rather than 4) — May 30 2018, rachserraTranscript format question (how to include summer classes) — May 14 2018, Kim CTranscript ?: summer college class (how to include summer classes on transcript) -- Apl 11, 2018, RootAnnwhat to includeQuick transcript question (what goes on an UNofficial transcript?) — Apr 17 2018, GargaGraduation requirements on transcript? — Feb 4 2018, daijobuAnother transcript question (sign/signature or not, and how to do it?) -- July 13 2017, Momto5inINTranscript signature question (how to do it?) -- Aug 22 2016, quarkcredits on transcriptQuick transcript question: total credits include planned? (i.e., include courses not done yet?) — Oct 27 2017, kandAnother transcript issue for us: # of credits (what to include/leave off; will it look like padding) — Aug 31 2018, EvantheTranscript questions (how to count dual enrollment credit? include test score details?) — July 7 2018, kwhdmanTranscript question about computer course (how to count it? should we include it, or is it a "life skill"?) -- July 5 2018, ByeBye MarthaHow to: Driver's Ed program on the transcript -- Mar 7 2017, historymattersHow to give credit for shop/welding on transcript? -- Apr 29 2015, Kile529semester grades / in-process coursesHow do I do this transcript (semester or "in progress" for grades of courses still being worked on) -- Mar 19 2018, Jean in NewcastleDo you put senior year on the transcript before credits are earned? -- Aug 29 2016, HollyBeeSemester grades on transcript — Jan 20 2018, daijobuSemester grades on transcript (how to do this?) — Jan 25 2018, Nancy.suzanne70Transcript question: how do you calibrate grades across multiple providers (who are using different grading scales) -- Aug 7 2017, yvonneDo I put one minus grade on the transcript (because the dual enrollment/college transcript does? -- Aug 29 2017, Dariatest scores on transcriptHigh school transcript: test scores question (list on transcript or not?) — Mar 30 2017, Connections How to show [test] scores on transcript? — Feb 13 2018, Erica in ORTranscript questions: self-studied for AP exams — Feb 23 2018, omd21SAT/ACT scores / super scoring on transcript -- June 15 2017, MamalovesthemDo you put CLEP on transcripts? -- May 6 2013, MommyThricecombining transcripts (co-op / public school)Outside classes in transcript? Esp. co-op? — Oct 6 2017, kandTranscript question: combining public and homeschool — June 11 2018, KassiaTranscript question regarding homeschooling after B&M school — May 25 2018, kellebelledual enrollment & transcriptsSelectively choose DE classes to list on transcript? — May 5 2018, my2boysteacherOkay to leave Community College (CC) courses off of the high school transcript (since we are sending a CC transcript too?) -- Oct 5 2-17, daijobuQuick question: transcript for dual enrollment application for 9th grader (what to include?) -- July 31 2019, ArcadiaTranscript question for dual credit but [done in] 8th grade (how to list it on the transcript) -- Dec 11 2017, MeghanLList an Associate's degree on the transcript? (an AA degree earned via dual enrollment) -- Apr 25 2017, Melissa Btranscripts & college admissionTranscript question and GPA with Honors, AP, Dual Enrollment, CLEP, etc (how do you count it/show it) -- July 17 2010, distanciaHow do they know? (If you “fudge” on transcripts) — Mar 10 2017, kfeusseHow to meet this transcript requirement (official seal or watermark) -- Sept 5 2018, cjzimmer1 ======================== CREDITSspecific questionsHow many courses in an academic year? 2 maths? — May 24 2018, sbgraceQuestion about counting hours (for self-made courses/credits) — May 23 2018, GeoKitttyRigorous high school transcript for Liberal Arts kid (how many APs, STEM courses, etc.?) -- Apr 25 2017, madteapartyHigh school courses/transcript/load questions (is it okay to spread out/double up on credits in a subject area? can I "bring up" courses from middle school? take college classes early?) -- Jan 1 2016, Homeschoolmom3What makes a course transcript-worthy? (see Sue in St Pete's response for a massive list of "output" ideas!) -- Dec 29 2014, Daria how to count creditsUnderstanding credit hours -- Apr 29 2017, deer forestDo you count reading/homework time as hours (toward the credit) -- July 7 2017, deerforestCan the same credit hours count toward two classes? -- Apr 28 2016, GargaDouble dipping credits on the transcript (splitting hours vs. counting 2x an hours-heavy activity) -- June 14 2016, shinyhappypeople "bringing up" high school credits done in middle schoolMiddle school classes on the transcript (what courses can you "bring up"? award credit and grade or no grade?) -- Sept 13 2017, omg21Transcript classes taken before high school (include Latin from grades 6-7?) -- Feb 15 2016, ski mommaAwarding high school credits for 8th grade work and high school planning questions — May 30 2018, stacyh270How do you count middle school coursework (high school courses done in middle school) — Jan 6 2017, wentiAlgebra and Geometry on transcript (do you include high school courses done in 7th/8th grade?) — Aug 30 2018, daijobuXpost: early college/Dual Enrollment transcript question (include credits done in middle school? what about CTY intensive study classes?) -- Mar 10 2018, imbueintegrated Great Books courses - how to award creditThe English credit/Great Books/integrating history & lit (how to credit integrated courses?) — Dec 9 2015, Chrysalis AcademyHandling a Great Books or integrated Humanities sequence on the transcript (how to do it so it matches what credits colleges want?) -- Apr 9 2015, yvonneHow to list a Coursera course on the transcript? (or describe in the Course Description document?) -- Oct 27 2017, Nemomawarding credit for college coursesTranscript questions (award 0.5 or 1.0 credit for college courses?) -- July 7 2018, kwhadmanAwarding credits for college classes [taken] in high school — Feb 2 2018, RootAnnAwarding dual enrollment / high school credits on transcript -- Jan 4 2018, cassiaTranscript help: assigning credits for community college classes (lengthy discussion on whether to award 0.5 or 1.0, and why) -- Feb 6 2016, Hiking'MamaTranscript credits for concurrent student questions (how much credit to give for dual enrollment lab science?) -- July 1 2016, Excelsior! Academy what to call this course / what subject does this course go under?Transcript questions (what subject heading for Econ and Psych) — Jan 22 2017, Julie of KYTranscript question (what subject area for a business course?) -- Sept 5 2017, regentrudeWhere to put Logic on the transcript? -- Sept 13 2017, TCBWould you put 3 credits of Bible on a transcript? (and if so, what subject to list it as?) -- Sept 21 2017, susanah4How to add "work/study" to transcript (list/not list, and how to list Vo-Tech/apprenticeship hours?) -- May 28 2016, busymama7What would you call this course on the transcript? -- Apr 3 2017, twinkletoesmamma credit or extracurricular?Hours for a club on transcript (how many hours needed to list as an extracurricular?) -- Nov 18 2016, Deb in NJTranscript newbie: can I give credit for Robotics Club? -- Sept 14 2017, summer readingForeign exchange on transcript or academic resume or both? -- Oct 16 2017, ValRNTranscript extracurriculars question (put extracurriculars on the transcript? or if not, where in the college application?) -- Apr 2 2017, lewberHow to categorize activities for a future transcript (should personal interest/free time activities in included in some way?) -- Sept 1 2016, zaichitiVolunteer/community service hours (where to put this on the transcript? or not include it?) -- Aug 4 2016, learners4life credits - graduation requirementsDo you base high school graduation requirements on local public school standards? — May 15 2018, InnisfreeAny NC homeschoolers here? Graduation requirements question — Mar 14 2018, whiteisle ======================== GRADING / GPAgrading - overviewHow to determine grade percentages -- Oct 16 2019, shbucksTell me how to grade — July 18 2018, 2ndGenHomeschoolerGrading software — July 4 2018, FairProspects grading - failed course / credit recoveryIf a student busts in an outside course (award the low grade on the transcript? do credit recovery?) — Jan 23 2018, AttoliaFailed Dual Enrollment course/high school transcript (and retook with an "A" -- credit recovery? list both? other?) -- July 6 2016, blue darlinggrading scaleTranscript grading scale question -- June 7 2018, GargaGrading scale on transcript? Plus and minus grades? -- Sept 20 2016, learners4lifeShould transcript include grading scale? -- July 13 2015, Juliegmomgrading - with +/- Calculating GPA with plus and minus designations — June 11 2018, Reefgazergrading - pass/failWould it be weird to have on “pass” grade on a transcript? — May 16 2018, RootAnnTranscript with *only* pass/fail marks? -- May 17 2018, KinsaGPA - weighted / unweightedGPA scale (weighted and unweighted discussion) — Aug 26 2018, daijobuTranscript: weighted or unweighted? -- Nov 17 2017, yvonneWeighted GPA for Honors class? — Feb 2, athena1277If you weight GPA, what is the weighted scale? — Sept 8 2015, Sebastian (a lady)Weighted transcript (explanation; how to calculate it) -- Oct 120 2015, Reefgazer validation of home-awarded gradesOutside validation -- AP, CLEP, Dual Enrollment, etc. -- Mar 18 2019, Caraway ======================== HONORS COURSESWhat makes a class "Honors"? -- Mar 28 2019, ByGrace3Honors courses: what is required for the label? — May 3 2018, klmamaDid you know that Honors courses have more ‘weight’ on a transcript? — Dec 10 2012, SamiaHonors Algebra vs regular Algebra (how to decide/is it worth the time & money) — Feb 15 2018, Kari C in SCDo non-UC [Univ. of CA] schools weight grades in 9th? (I.e., Honors courses on the transcript) — Mar 19 2018, domesticidyll ======================== RECORD KEEPING record keepingOne more transcript question (what school work to keep after graduation?) -- Feb 20 2017, TammyinTNRecord keeping for high school work done in middle school -- Feb 26, 2016, lovelearnandliveRecord keeping, lesson planning, transcripts -- Homeschool Tracker or Homeschool Pro? -- July 19 2016, butterfly113High school record keeping book -- Aug 2 2017, nurse_krisIf I would have started this in 9th grade (manilla envelope record keeping idea and what school work & records to keep) -- Oct 25 2010, Joan in GE course descriptionsCourse descriptions (many topics discussed) -- Sept 7 2016, Learners4lifeWhat goes in a course description -- Oct 8 2016, ReefgazerSome questions about writing course descriptions -- Sept 17 2018, JoyfulLength of course descriptions? -- Sept 14 2017, mirabillisCourse descriptions: specific order? -- Sept 12 2016, Teresa in GACourse Description template? -- Mar 3 2019, RoadrunnerCourse description: please share online provider/class — June 7 2017, RootAnnCritique my course descriptions -- Sept 30 2017, daijobuAre these course descriptions okay? -- May 19 2016, Momto5inINCourse descriptions (looking for feedback) -- July 11 2016, MurrayshireCourse Description question about grading -- Sept 24 2018, hollyhock2Course descriptions (ISBN for books or not?) — Sept 16 2017, yvonneAnother transcript/application question (put instructor bio on the course description?) -- Sept 14 2017, yvonne letter of recommendation / counselor letterLetter of Recommendation etiquette & ? — Mar 28, 2017, HilltopmomLetters of recommendation in high school question (collect in early grades of high school for later college applications?) — Feb 4 2018, housemouseGuidance Counselor Recommendation for high school program? — May 6 2018, madteaparty volunteering / community serviceVolunteer hours (track/not track, and how?) — Apr 15 2018, MASHomeschooler ======================== GRADUATION / DIPLOMA graduation topicsGraduation announcements — Apr 25 2017, AttoliaHigh school graduation party questions — May 22 2017, amyx4X-post: caps and gowns — Jan 28 2017, Brenda in FLx-post [high school board]: Where did you buy diploma, cap & gown, etc? -- June 18 2015, katilacx-post [college board]: Where did you buy diploma, cap & gown, etc? -- June 18 2015, katilac diplomasDo I need to make a diploma? -- July 16 2016, Jean in NewcastleDiplomas (print your own? where to buy?) — Apr 26 2017, MelabellaDo colleges ask for high school diploma? — Feb 2 2017, Job121Mom diploma good enough for non-college bound student? -- Mar 17 2017, bluebonnet girlHomeschool diploma need to meet state standards? -- Apr 6 2015, teeterbunchDoes anyone receive a diploma from the state? -- Dec 4 2014, FarrarHomeschool diploma for mostly public school educated student? -- Oct 13 2017, MerryIf you issued a diploma, can you tell me what you put for the school name? -- Apr 4 2016, shavanName of your homeschool on high school diploma (make a name? use your last name?) -- Apr 6 2017, CaliforniaDreamin'Name [of student] on the diploma (student middle name question) -- July 14 2017, DariaDate on high school diploma -- May 21 2015, Nancy in NHWhat did you use as a diploma certificate (what kind of paper to print it on?) -- Mar 22 2016, Prairie~Phlox ======================== topics & links continue below on page #5 (after 3 response posts) Edited August 11, 2020 by Lori D. 31 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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