There may be a good way to group all your homeschool scholar’s academic experiences collectively to kind programs and credit, a method which I name the Sticky Notice Technique! With this technique, you’re taking a sticky notice and write down every totally different factor describing the exercise your scholar did. As an illustration, you would possibly write a course title to place in your transcript in a while, the yr the exercise was accomplished, the grade that you simply gave, the hours that you simply spent, and attainable topic areas the exercise would possibly fall into. You do that for every type of expertise your scholar had, like boy scouts or 4-H, that are widespread issues that youngsters do an terrible lot, the place they accrue plenty of little items of experiences. Should you use the sticky notice technique for every of their accomplishments, every factor they did, and every award they obtained, you possibly can group these small experiences collectively (together with delight directed studying) and put them on their transcript as a stand-alone class. As an illustration, should you group collectively an entire bunch of issues that they did by 4-H or Boy Scouts, and also you uncover that your scholar is creative in nature, all of these small artwork actions might be mixed collectively to kind one class referred to as Artwork.
One factor to watch out of with this methodology is the idea of double dipping, which is a hazard. As a result of you aren’t utilizing a curriculum, you could just be sure you’re not double dipping by counting the identical expertise as credit score for 2 totally different lessons. Every of your sticky notes can solely be used one time – you possibly can’t say that digital images is each a pc science class and in addition an artwork class; you need to select one. Every hour of labor can solely be used for one class. However, it is okay to make use of an expertise as each an exercise and a credit score on the similar time. Once I was in highschool, I used to be concerned in choir, and choir was listed on my transcript each single yr. Nevertheless, it was additionally placed on my exercise and awards checklist, which was a part of my transcript each single yr. Different folks could also be concerned in journalism, corresponding to being on the yearbook workers, they usually would possibly get English or Journalism credit score. They may additionally checklist this expertise on their exercise and awards checklist. Double counting for credit score and an exercise is simply nice, however do not use the identical expertise or hour of labor for 2 totally different credit score lessons on the similar time.