Most states have some form of record keeping requirements. The HSLDA maintains detailed information regarding your state. Since state law is subject to change, it is wise to maintain school records regardless of current requirements. The quality of your school records can be a significant determining factor in which colleges will accept your student.
Due diligence is prudent!
What if I don't belong to an umbrella school? Can I still keep records online?
Absolutely. Simply complete the Sign Up form and leave the School dropdown set to "Not Listed".
Can my school or organization view my records?
You have control over who has access to your records. If you sign up with a school or organization, they will be able to view your records. If you sign up without an umbrella, no one else will be able to view your records. Be sure you read the Terms and Conditions for additional information.
I selected a school in the dropdown, but when I login, my account says it is "Pending". What do I need to do?
When you sign up with a school or change schools, the School Administrator must first "Activate" your account. You may want to contact the school office to make sure that your account has been activated.
What happens if I change schools or move to a state where reporting is not required?
If you're moving to another school you do not need to create another account. All of your records will remain accessible whether you join another school or live in a state where reporting is not required.
If you are moving to a new school that uses Homeschool Reporting Online, login and go the "Edit Family Info" page to change your school. Your new school will have instant access to your records.
If your school is not listed in the School dropdown, tell your school about Homeschool Reporting Online and find out if they are interested in offering online record keeping for their families. Even if the school is not interested in taking advantage of online record keeping, you can continue to utilize our system for your own personal record keeping needs.
Be sure you read the Terms and Conditions for additional information.
How often should I enter my student's information?
As often as you'd like. States and/or a non-traditional private schools (umbrella schools) have various reporting requirements. Our site is designed to allow reporting flexibility no matter what your state or organization requires.
How quickly can I get a copy of my child's transcript?
Transcripts and Report Cards can be generated at any time by clicking the "Transcript" link under your child's name. If you belong to one of the umbrella schools that use our service, official high school transcripts can be obtained directly from your school.
I'm teaching a subject that's not on the subject list. How can I add one?
You may select "Elective" from the subject drop down and specify the title of the elective. If you think the subject should be included in the drop down list, you can request a new subject be added to the list by submitting your request via the contact form. Your request will be processed on a priority basis.
Is Home School Reporting Online a 501(c)(3) organization and is my payment tax deductible?
At this time, we are not a 501(c)(3) organization and fees are not tax deductible.
What if I can't afford the $20 annual subscription?
Please mail us a request for an extension to your account and any circumstances you feel comfortable including. Our desire is to assist as many families as possible.
I have a suggestion for the web site. How can I submit it?
Anyone may submit suggestions using the contact form. All suggestions will be reviewed and placed in queue on a priority basis. Because of the nature of web applications, not all suggestions will be possible to implement.