Many homeschool and unschool families ask what is needed when requesting for me to
write their child’s transcripts. I suggest that you keep some basic information as your child
moves through the high school years. Unschoolers may have to be a bit more diligent in
keeping track of activities and classes chosen as their choices may be more eclectic than
traditional homeschoolers or those who use many state or locally run public school courses
such as those provided by FLVS in Florida.
Keep a list of:
Grades (if given)
Activities such as volunteerism, school band participation, tennis practice
Dates for beginning and end of activities, courses, and the beginning/end of your high school program
Job training program or college entrance requirements for your school or schools of choice
Also, be certain I have the following information:
School name (such as Lewis Homeschool Program)
Contact name (parent/guardian)
Date your transcript must be completed
It is acceptable to use courses outside of those used in public schools, but keep in mind your
child’s college and/or job aspirations so you can gear activities and classes, and eventually the
transcript, toward these goals.
Be certain to include sciences, language arts, mathematics, social studies and history, as well
as language if your child is college-bound. Be certain you request transcript writing services as
early as possible. I can always add in current courses in progress or recently finished courses,
but may be back-logged if you wait too long to request your service. Waiting may mean the
difference between sending applications in on time or sending them in late and being wait-
listed or denied college entrance.