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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Highschool Porfolio DONE

I just finished my son's homeschool portfolio for his application to SCAD.  Included in it as a short syllabus from every course he's taken (or table of contents from the books he's used).  A transcript, a reading list, a resume of activities and accomplishments, and a writing sample...  probably his best essay to date.

He still has to submit his art portfolio in hopes of getting a scholarship and write his statement of purpose.  I will mail it tomorrow, and am getting everything else submitted.  We are hoping to have his application in by the end of Sept because I hear scholarships are first come, first served.  We will apply to his second choice college in October.   If we apply to others, it will be in November.

Feels good to have it done.

But it doesn't end there... getting my second child ready to take the PSAT in a month.


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3 comments:

Steph said...

My 17-year-old home educated daughter is expected to graduate in 2 years. I am trying to make up for my sins of omission after not having kept a portfolio for her first 2 years. :-) Are there any great resources you'd recommend on high school portfolios?

Ahermitt said...

Hi Steph, there are many books available at Amazona also online programs and books Lee Binz comes to mind that you can use to compile your child's portfolio.

The first step in my opinion is to dig through all of your books and materials for the last two years that you used. (hopefully you didn't sell anything. Also, collect all of her notebooks and misc stuff. Ask her to put all remnants of homeschool stuff for the last 2 or 3 years in a bin. From there, you can start to make sense of what she has accomplished and begin to categorize them into subjects.

Like I said, my son's portfolio consists mostly of syllabuses from classes he took in person and the table of contents of books he used. I put the grade he earned at the top of the page, and put notes at the bottom of the page, where necessary.

Steph said...

Thank you for your excellent advice! :-)