Electives and Extracurriculars Give Homeschool Transcripts Sparkle

Here are the ways that Electives and Extracurriculars Give Homeschool Transcripts Sparkle. This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Electives and Extracurriculars Give Homeschool Transcripts Sparkle

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)

Read more about using electives in equipping teens for success.

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)
    • For instance, here’s a post from our Cousin Sarah May on how to help your teens develop their interest in gardening and earn an elective credit for their homeschool transcript. (And there are some cool downloadable freebies to help you keep the gardening-credit details organized.)
  • Develop a skill (but are not being logged as a subject)
  • Show community involvement
  • Grow willingness to engage in a cause or interest
  • Show understanding of commitment and *others-focus*

Join Sabrina, Vicki and 7Sisters Kym as they share ways to sparkle up your homeschool transcripts with electives and extracurriculars.  

Also, enjoy these post with more information on electives and extracurriculars:

Electives and Extracurriculars Give Homeschool Transcripts Sparkle





Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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