You know the old drill. People graduate and have “Commencement” exercises. Beginnings. New directions. For the homeschool mom, nothing could be more true.
Alas, I must confess, I didn’t realize the full impact of that until yesterday morning. Saturday Morgann asked for a “High School Transcript.” I didnt’ do one of those for Challice. I had her records, of course, but I didn’t summarise it in a transcript. There was no need. Morgann had a need.
I pulled out my Homeschool Tracker software and went to work. I cringed. I cried. I wanted to scream. (I hadn’t used it the whole time she was in high school so we’re talking a huge undertaking- or so I thought. I considered crying, but it’s just not my style.
So, I decided to save time and just create my own in Word. A few tables and voila. We’d be sitting pretty. I decided to get an online picture so that I could be sure of the best placement for all my cells and such. I found this. Home School High School Transcripts.
I’ll be honest. When I saw the title, I almost didn’t click. Too often things billed as “for homeschoolers” or “by homeschoolers” are folksy and unprofessional. I was prepared for disappointment but I thought if it showed an example, I could still create my own, so I clicked. The cost was low and it sounded more professional than I had expected. The example shown looked perfect and the “customizable” thing sold me. I mean, 12 dollars to save me an hour or two was WORTH it. Especially since time was of the essence.
Why am I impressed?
- I received my document QUICKLY (less than 30 minutes after purchase)
- My question was answered promptly and courteously even though in my haste to ask it, I was a bit terse.
- It was easy to use even for this Excel-challenged mom.
*Note to the other Excel-challenged moms of the homeschooling realm. Don’t delete rows until you’re all done. Thought you oughtta know.
Buy it. Use it. Love it. Ahh.