Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith discusses how to prepare high school transcripts for your homeschoolers.
Joining me this week is Inge Cannon of Education Plus. Thank you for being with us, Inge.
Great to be here, Mike.
Inge, you've spent a lot of time helping homeschoolers with their record keeping. Tell us, who should keep high school transcripts, and why?
Well, Michael, no matter where you go to school - public, private, parochial, doesn't really matter - guess who does your record keeping, your transcript, and your diploma? The people who taught you, the people who put your program together, the people who evaluated that program. So in homeschooling, it stands to reason that if you're going to get a diploma, if you're going to get a transcript, you have to get it from the people who taught you, the people who put your program together, the people who evaluated you, and in that case that is the parent.
Many parents, though, tell me, "But my child's not going to college and I thought transcripts were just for getting into college." My answer to that question is always, "How do you know your child is never going to go to college five years from now, 10 years from now?" You need to do that record keeping during the high school years. Besides, many employers today are asking for transcripts, particularly in government employment. It helps for your good driver discount on your insurance. You need good records.
Well, thank you, Inge. And please join us next time when we talk more about the basics of how to do a transcript. And until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
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