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By Inge P. Cannon
Are you ready to take on the responsibilities of “registrar” in your homeschool? This quiz will
help you identify your strengths, diagnose your weaknesses, and prescribe a formula for
excellence to give your teens a “leg up” in the various competitions of life. Mark each statement as [T] for true or [F] for false. Your score at the end will tell you if you are ready to add
this new “hat” to your fall wardrobe. CHECK YOUR ANSWERS ON PAGE 128
(T) or (F)
1. The sole source of a home-educated student’s high school transcript is the teaching parent.
2. Every high school transcript must designate a specific graduation date.
3. All courses on a high school transcript should be assigned an appropriate amount of credit in terms of
4. The best way to validate a homeschool diploma in the public forum is by having your student pass the GED
5. Transcripts are invalid unless they are signed.
6. A student’s Social Security Number (SSN) must appear on his/her transcript.
7. Parent-generated transcripts are highly suspect in the college admission process.
8. Transcripts must satisfy state requirements for public high school graduates before parents can grant their
children high school diplomas.
9. The best way to guarantee transcript validity is to get your homeschool accredited.
10. Transcripts should be limited to two pages of summary content.
11. The best way to designate grades on a high school transcript is by reporting numerical percentages or by
listing letter grades that reflect percentage equivalents.
12. Parents should use pass/fail reports for all non-academic work, such as physical education, driver’s education, choir, band, or artistic achievements.
13. A Carnegie unit of credit requires documentation of a student’s fulfillment of 200 hours of work (this total
includes instructional time and all preparation activities).
14. A high school diploma is invalid if no transcript exists to support the document’s claim of “graduation” status.
15. Once a student earns a college degree, he/she will never be required to present his/her high school transcript to an employer or educational institution.
16. In order to graduate from high school, a student must complete a college preparatory track that includes
four years of English study, four years of math study, four years of natural sciences, and four years of social
sciences (history, geography, government, etc.).
17. Bible credits should be omitted from a student’s high school records whenever the transcript is submitted to
a secular institution that refuses to recognize “religion” courses.
18. Weighted grades in a GPA calculation should be assigned for successful completion of Honors courses,
Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and college courses taken during the high school years.
19. It is not necessary to report a student’s SAT/ACT scores on his/her high school transcript.
20. It is always wise for a homeschool parent to maintain a running bibliography of all books and ancillary
educational materials used in connection with high school-level courses.
21. It is not appropriate to grant high school credit for course work completed prior to the ninth grade.
22. Whereas colleges issue transcripts only for the work completed on their own campuses, at the high school
level all courses are transferred onto the transcript that is issued by the graduating institution.
23. Every educational institution (including a homeschool) has the right to not accept credits for transfer from
24. There are times when extracurricular activities can qualify to receive recognition for credit on a high school
25. All apprenticeship/vocational pursuits should be granted recognition on a home schooler’s high school transcript.