You can immediately download a copy of our daughter’s high school portfolio including:
- Her full four year reading list – use it as a blueprint for your own reading list.
- Year by year curriculum, classes, internships, mission trips and travel.
- A description of each of her internships and jobs – use our list to brainstorm with your own teen.
- All her community service – see the possibilities and how we used her volunteer activities in a systematic way to prepare her for internships.
- The letter we used with great success to request letters of recommendation. Start collecting these in their Freshman Year!
- Actual examples of some of her letters of recommendation. This will help you know what types of things the colleges want to see from Home School Graduates.
- See how we calculate G.P.A., and how we assign credit hours for her real-life experience.
- Learn how to make a transcript when your child has done some cottage schooling, some co-ops, some internships and some homeschooling.
Many folks have used this resource to get ideas for their high school students. You can also use it as a template of sorts for your own transcripts and college applications. Our portfolio file has been used by many parents who have reluctant teens to say, “Look at all these amazing jobs, volunteer activities and travel this homeschool girl got to do.”
Now, Christina has some wonderful traits, but she is not the perfect 4.0 student who constantly has her nose in the books. In fact, Math has always been very difficult for her and, as a result, Chemistry as well. There is hope for all the young men and women who struggle with a subject. She did not take Algebra 2 until this year. You can see learn how she managed to earn an excellent G.P.A. nonetheless.
Our portfolio has also been a great talking point for folks afraid of homeschooling for high school, or for sharing with reluctant spouses or family members.
She had to submit 150 words to summarize her high school experience for commencement. Here is what she had to say:
“My high school years will be a time that I will reflect upon with gratefulness and fond memories. I spent these years working long hours on homework, learning new concepts and growing in my relationship with Christ. I have had many wonderful work and volunteer opportunities that helped me to gain real world experience along with my classroom education, and I am so thankful for those. I am also very appreciative for my parents, who let me follow my dreams and were supportive every step of the way. I will always be thankful for my friends, family, and teachers who also supported me in my endeavors, and cheered me on with unflagging enthusiasm. I am looking forward to my future and hope that as a result of my education and work experiences, I am well prepared to succeed in my future endeavors.”