Every school uses all types of forms, both for recordkeeping and school assignments. CHEA has provided school and student record forms through our publications An Introduction to Home Education and The High School Handbook. We’re happy to get your started with forms and samples from An Introduction to Home Education manual. You are welcome to download and duplicate these forms for your personal use.
While some school records are required, you can keep them in whatever format works well for you. The samples included here are just for ideas. Feel free to make copies of any blank forms for your own family’s personal use, or design your own. Also note that there are several different samples for many of the records. You certainly don’t need all of these.
Course of Study – Grades 1-6
Proposed School Year Calendar
Course of Study – Grades 7-12
Elementary Proposed Course of Study
Jr./Sr. High School Course of Study
Letters of Withdrawal
None of the records depicted in this section’s samples are legally required ones. But you’ll need some way to keep track of what you want to do each week and what you’ve completed. As with the school records section, choose what looks easy for you to use and go with that. You can always change things as you go.
Weekly Lesson Plan
Sample Form (portrait page 1 & 2)
Lesson Plan Diary
Lesson Plan Subject
Field Trip Records
Like teaching records, none of these forms are required. The samples in this section only show a couple of ways to keep records. There are actually many ways that fit your family and style.
Elementary Cumulative Record
Middle School Cumulative Record
High School Transcript-Subject
Examples from Making The Grade
High School Transcript
- To preview the form before downloading, click on the link.
- To download a form or sample, right click on the link. Use “Save Link As” to begin the download.
Printing Fillable PDF Form
- If you prefer to keep paper records, you may print the original form by using the print command in Adobe Reader.
- You may also print a filled form.
Using Fillable PDF Forms
- Create a directory on your hard drive to store your forms. It’s recommended that you have a separate directory for your original files and a directory for each of your children.
- Save the original forms before using them for your recordkeeping.
- Make a copy of the forms you plan to use. Be sure to make a copy for each child for individual records. Save each form with a unique file name.
- As you record on each form, be sure to save it.
- You may wish to transfer these records to a CD or DVD at the end of the semester or school year, as appropriate.
You will be able to view and download the forms in your browser, but in order to manipulate the content Adobe Reader is needed. The basic version of the software is free to use.