Does a homeschool high school student need a transcript?
The SC code of law does not require homeschoolers to have a transcript. Some colleges and jobs may require it. The purpose of a transcript is to compile a list of your students completed courses to showcase their academic achievements. A parent can legally create a transcript for their homeschool student, but many associations do offer a transcript service. If you are going to be using your association or a transcript service through another association, there are a few things you should have ready to submit for them to assist you: a list of course titles, credit value for each course, numerical grade, location courses were taken, and the year the courses were taken. It is also important to note any dual credits and honors level courses completed.
A question that I see frequently on homeschool groups is “does driver’s education count as an elective?” The answer is not a simple yes or no. If you are going to be compiling a transcript yourself, you can list drivers education as a ½ credit elective. If you are going to be using your association or a transcript service through another association, you should check with them on their policies on classes. It is important to remember that each association differs on their policies and requirements for their members. HHASC feels that the parent/guardian oversees the student’s education, and they will determine which classes they would like to include on their transcript. We also offer transcript services for non-members.