Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child

Creating Transcripts for Your Unique ChildThe thought of creating a high school transcript, a “one-page overview of your child’s academic record” can put fear into even veteran homeschoolers. That fear is only magnified if your child is not following a traditional high school program for whatever reason. Perhaps you are unschoolers, or your child has had a medical or psychological illness, or he or she did poorly in a brick and mortar high school but is now doing better as a homeschooler, or your child has special needs. Lee Binz, founder of The Home Scholar, offers an excellent guide to creating transcripts in these types of situations.

In addition to describing how to assign and record credits and activities, Binz also discusses the role of a cover letter, and how to paint your child in the most positive light.

The only thing this book doesn’t provide are examples of how to physically set up the transcript. That would have been a helpful component. Still, this is an encouraging short book with tons of practical information.

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her seventeenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at