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High School Credits Easily Explained
by Lee Binz
Determining high school credit is the next step in making a transcript. High school credit sounds like such a scary and official thing, but it’s really not difficult. A credit is simply a reflection of how long and how hard a student has worked. Usually classes are listed on a transcript as either one whole credit or one half credit. Numerically that looks like 1.0 or 0.5. In this chapter you will learn the four ways to determine high school credit.
High School credit can be awarded at any age. As homeschoolers, we know this better than anyone. Credit is based on a student’s ability within a subject. If your child is younger than high school age, but is doing high school level work, you can include that work on their high school transcript. When you look carefully at my own transcript, you will see an example. (Read the whole chapter...)
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