December 17, 2017

Plus And Minus Grading Scale on Transcripts

I get asked from time to time about putting pluses and minuses on a student’s grades.  I’ve never been a big fan of the plus/minus system mostly because to me it clutters up a transcript.  And, I just figured that the pluses usually outweigh the minuses, so it’s a wash. Lately, any time a parent […]

Calculating GPA – A Guide

When your student reaches high school, you will find that various organizations will begin to ask you for their GPA (Grade Point Average). Some will even ask you for a weighted and an unweighted version. Today, we’re going to go over the various grading point scales and ways to calculate the GPA for your student. […]

Assigning Grades and a Free Grading Rubric

We are now halfway through the school year and I’d like to talk with you about assigning grades.  One of the bad raps that homeschoolers get from the outside world is that our students all earn A’s because mom is assigning the grades.  And while we know this isn’t always true (sometimes it actually is), […]

The High School Transcript

The High School Transcript One of the things that you will want to prepare now that you are in high school is a transcript of work done.  We have all heard the term ‘transcript’ and we’ve probably seen a few, but just what is it (and what is it not)? Don’t worry, there is a […]