Q. If a student repeats a course due to a poor grade, is it acceptable to list the course once with the new grade on the high school transcript?

A. In a homeschool situation, students can work toward mastery or at least improvement. Parents may want to post the better grade because it reflects the knowledge gained regardless of the time it took to reach the improved level. Whether or not a student repeats a course, he should only receive one credit for the course.

There is no clear-cut answer. A homeschool parent can decide whether or not to drop the first grade, include both grades, or post the improved grade for the course.


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  1. Lisa T says:

    This is an area that makes my knees shake. 😉

  2. Yvonne bunn says:

    Just take one year at a time. We have a “High School: You Can Do It!” seminar scheduled for August. I hope you can come! We cover how to teach hard subjects, credits, and transcripts. It’s helpful to begin a high school plan by the time your child is in 8th grate. That will give you enough time to prepare for the high school years (9-12).