What’s the Difference between Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions?
- If a homeschool high schooler is transferring to regular school settings (especially public schools), those schools often ask for BOTH a transcript and course descriptions.
- If a homeschool high schooler is applying to a college that has had few homeschoolers apply, they may ask for BOTH a transcript and course descriptions.
- Text used for course
- Topics covered by the student in the course
- Methods used for instruction (text, real books, inquiry-based activities, etc)
- How the course will be graded
- Amount of credit earned and at what level of rigor
- Plus a syllabus, where possible (Here is a post on how to write a syllabus.)
The topics in the fifteen chapters of this Psychology curriculum for high school cover:
-The Brain and How it Works
-History of Psychology (Ancient to Pre-modern Times )
-History of Psychology into Modern Times
-Needs and Motivation
-Looking at Personality & Theory
-Sleep & Dreams
-Careers in Psychology
-How to Help a Friend in Crisis
This course includes:
-new words and key concepts reviews
-comprehension questions for each chapter
Transcripts are a part of educational life for all homeschool high schoolers. Course descriptions are occasionally needed. When they are completed, it is rewarding to see the fine work done by your homeschool high schoolers.