Homeschool parent, do you keep records? Attendance, test grades, permanent records, report cards…..
In my years of homeschool, I have met so many moms that felt it wasn’t really important, to keep these records, because ‘whose gonna see them?’.
Have you ever considered that one day SOMEONE may need to see proof of your homeschool? What if you decide to put your kids back in public/christian/private school? How about college or scholarships? Or for your own personal info?
How about your state laws? What do they say? Should you be turning in records to someone from your state at the end of every quarter/semester/year?
The reason I challenge you is because you and I have no idea what the future holds. If you find out that you need proof of school 10 years down the road, what will you do? Also, you can greatly limit your child’s future by having no proof that they were even in school!
You can find printable templates online to the different types of homeschool records that you need. Just Google ‘homeschool records’, or ‘homeschool record keeping’. Print copies of what you need, and fill them out consistently, even if you don’t need to – and remember this quote:
The balance between freedom and security is a delicate one.