Homeschoolers in Oklahoma are not required to keep educational records, but recordkeeping can be a valuable tool for various reasons, such as college entrance requirements and scholarship opportunities, or for future employment opportunities. Home school records are used to document your child’s academic and extracurricular experiences and achievements.
Options range from keeping your own binder with grades, subject completion, and other pertinent information (Click here for a Word Template, here for an Excel template), to using computer software such as TranscriptPro or Transcript Boot Camp on DVD.
Things to Think About Including
- Curriculum used
- Subjects mastered
- Extracurricular activities
- Volunteer work
- Standardized testing scores
- Work samples
- A reading list
Retaining home school records can also be incredibly beneficial if you are ever involved in a court case or custody situation. Proof of your bona fide homeschooling can thwart attempts to deprive you of your rights as a parent.
If your student is going to go to university, you need to make sure that your homeschool fulfills the entrance requirements for that university. You’ll need a transcript that looks somewhat like a public or private school transcript, and in this state, you’ll create that yourself.