Here are the ways that Electives and Extracurriculars Give Homeschool Transcripts Sparkle. This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
Every high schooler must complete the core courses for graduation: Language Arts, Maths, Social Studies, Sciences, World Languages. To some extent, all transcripts look the same in those areas.
So how do you help your homeschool high schooler earn a STAND-OUT transcript? By knowing the secret: Electives and extracurriculars give homeschool transcripts sparkle! They show who your teens truly are, they highlight strengths and interests.
What are electives on the homeschool transcript?
Electives are courses that:
- Develop or explore interest
- Develop a skill
- Hone a talent
- Are a subject that colleges want to see on the transcript for a specific major but are beyond the core courses required (for example: Creative Writing or Speech but above and beyond what are required for the Language Arts requirements)
- Are a *required course* but not in the core courses (for example: Drivers Ed)
What are extracurriculars on the homeschool transcript?
Extracurriculars are activities that your homeschool high schoolers are involved in. These courses might:
- Develop an interest (but are not being logged as a subject)
- Develop a skill (but are not being logged as a subject)
- Show community involvement
- Show willingness to engage in a cause or interest
- Show understanding of commitment and *others-focus*
Also, enjoy this post with more information on electives and extracurriculars:
Electives and Extracurriculars Give Homeschool Transcripts Sparkle