Homeschool High School-Does General Science Count?

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Homeschool High School - Does General Science Count?
This question gets at the heart of the concern of a lot of homeschooling parents. If your child is slightly below grade level in science or math, then do those remedial classes in high school count on their homeschool transcript?

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If your child is in 9th grade, and they take General Science, then, in my opinion, it's a credit that can go on their homeschool transcript - simply because your child is high school age. I figure that if a kid takes remedial anything in a public high school, they still put it on the transcript, right? Just label it "general science" so you're all above-board about it.

If Physical Science was taken in 10th grade, then again it's a credit for their homeschool transcript, and label it physical science. Biology and Chemistry are more obviously at a high school level.

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One other detail. Most colleges need to see only three years of science, so if your child ends up with four years of science, you'll have a bonus year! (Yeah!) So if you want to, you can leave off 9th-grade science, and say General Science 10, Bio 11, Chem 12. That's fine too.

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Whatever you choose isn't that significant. Colleges will often pick and choose which classes will fulfill their requirements. If you have more than enough science, they may not include it anyway. I view it like Driver's Education - just put it on the transcript and if the college wants to use it then they will, and if they don't, they won't.

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By the way, the homeschool experts don't really agree about credits like this - they all have a unique opinion on what is a credit and what isn't. I think you have the freedom to decide for yourself whether you want to call it a credit or not.

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Being concerned about what to put on their homeschool transcript is a good thing! It shows you are aiming them for college.