The primary purpose of the progress report is to indicate to our program that your family is continuing to home school and representing our program in good faith. This assessment consists of a brief review of the completeness and basic content of your report. Consultation with the parent(s) with your Administrator may result if the report is incomplete or unclear. A copy of the progress report may be picked up at the school’s office if necessary.
Progress reports are due twice a year and are sent to AGCA. These reports must be submitted on or before the 10th of January and again on the 10th of June. A grace period until the end of each month is given. A late fee of $25 is imposed if the reports are not in by the last day of the month in which they are due.
The progress report must be fully completed, providing all the information asked for on the report form neatly and legibly.
The content of the form must summarize actual accomplishments in each area of study. Accomplishments may consist of one or more of the following: chapters or lessons completed, tests taken, books read, projects done, papers written, activities and events participated in, etc. Areas of study typically include: Bible, Math, Science, Social Studies (such as Government, History, Civics, Economics), and Language Arts (such as Reading, Vocabulary/Spelling, Grammar and Composition, Literature Studies, Writing). Areas of study may be project or activity oriented as well Scouting, Dance, Music, etc.
For simplicity, we recommend using the letter grading system, A–F. Be sure to calculate your grades based on the child’s demonstrated mastery of the knowledge or skill. It is misleading to give a child all A’s simply because they reviewed the material again and again until they got all the answers right.
It is important that you keep the master copy of these records in your file and that you submit a copy of the reports to AGCA by the dates due.
Be sure to store your child’s progress reports in a safe place for future reference if needed. These reports are important when transferring your child to another school. If transferring to another school, a copy of an end of grade level progress report will be required for each grade level completed by your child while enrolled with our program. For transferring students having completed 7th grade an up, a secondary school transcript form will also be required, documenting course work completed for each of those grade levels. These reports will become part of your records package when transferring your child to another school.
Your progress reports should not be submitted late because you have not completed your school material. Progress reports do not need to show completion of material. An updated progress report may be needed in the event you transfer your child to a public school, where it is important to provide records showing completion of each grade level.
As a general rule, days in attendance may be calculated based on each day your child is involved in what you consider to be educational activity related to your home education program. We recommend 175 days attendance for each grade level.
This manual discusses our approach to home schooling and provides the basic guidelines that parents must adhere to in order to enroll with Abundant Grace Christian Academy.
If you have any questions on the policies discussed in this manual, please contact the school administrator.
You can save a copy to your computer or print a copy for reference if you like.