So, if you already feel yourself mounting a reaction to the title, this post isn’t for you. Like anything you’re good at, you can’t imagine that other people can’t “become” good at it too… if they only had a better attitude, different curriculum, a better teacher, etc. STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are all the rage – most universities have watched their STEM-majors double in the past few years, so there is a ton of emphasis on not only high school math, but college-level math in high school. Sure, with 10,000 hours it’s possible to become an expert in anything. This is not that. Continue reading “Math Success 4 Math Averse”
It’s only the most important homeschool document you’ll ever create! I have a few favorite resources that I know you’ll love.
If you want to read my thoughts, my book, Homeschooling for College Credit, Chapter 7 is dedicated to the creation of transcripts specifically for families earning college credit in high school. It’s available in paperback or Kindle.
My favorite GPA calculator is Back2College SUPER easy to use, I’ve used it for at least 5 years. Totally free, but it is really just a calculator. They use a standard 4.0 grading scale, so if you’re planning to use a different weighted grade scale, this isn’t the best site.
Alternative GPA calculator if you use weighted grades GPA Calculator
My favorite ready-made transcript template is by How To Homeschool You can create a pdf document that can be printed or saved, all totally free! Uses a standard 4.0 grading scale.
DIY Your Own Transcript
I’ve made my son’s transcripts using Microsoft Word and Open Office. It won’t do calculations for you (you can build one in excel that does that) but this 30-minute online course builds a transcript exactly like the ones I use in my homeschool.
If you want to use an online template that looks really official, HSLDA offers a transcript service. Note that they won’t write your transcript for you, rather you enter your data in their system and they store it for 12 months. While I have not personally used it, I know many who have and were very satisfied with the product. HSLDA Transcript Service
Transcript Writing Help
HSLDA has a nice section of samples, videos, and tutorials that can walk you through a lot of the basics. HSLDA Transcript Help page