With my oldest I started with a folder where I kept what I called "information for transcript." In it I had a copy of what our state suggestions are, a grid with each year and a blank box to "fill in" the classes, a books read grid to fill in and an activities to remember page. Basically I now do pretty much the same but I don't keep a physical folder: I just have it all on my computer.
I did go ahead and ditch the "books read" sheet as we haven't had anyone ask for that. It was a suggestion I had read on the HSLDA site but none of our children are trying to get into highly competitive colleges and no one has asked so I quit tracking that for my younger ones.
Today I updated Taylor's and started Ariel's. Taylor is a senior but has been doing early college for two years now and Ariel is a freshmen so hers is just getting started.
|This is the form I modified and use|
I create two forms now for each child that I update periodicity. One I call simply "requirements" and the other is what will become their actual "transcript". The requirements I simply have columns at the top for subject, grade, state suggestion and "our plan". The transcript one simply has a block for each grade and then lists the courses taken, grades and credit given. When they are filled in the grade point average is calculated and finally at the bottom I note awards and activities as we go.
HSLDA also has some transcript templates you can easily follow as well.