This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers!
Q. I have a question concerning high school classes taken before ninth grade. How do you give credit for these courses? Where should these classes be placed on an actual transcript since they do not fit into the fall of the freshman year?
A. Your student should receive credit for high-school-level courses even if they were completed prior to ninth grade. Since the typical transcript begins at ninth grade, list these high-school-level courses with other courses for ninth grade, but use an asterisk beside the course titles that were completed prior to ninth grade to indicate you are providing more information. Then simply put a related asterisk with an explanation elsewhere on the transcript. The additional information will provide an honest explanation of the high school courses that were completed prior to ninth grade.
HEAV offers a new transcript service for homeschoolers with an Q&A that addresses this question and more. For answers to transcript questions and to check out the transcript service, visit www.heav.org/resources/transcript.html.