I have two children 14 years apart in age, which basically means I have two “only” children. I started homeschooling my daughter Asha at the end of third grade all the way through high school. When she was 14yrs my son Max was born. He is now 9yrs old, and I started homeschooling him from the very beginning. That means I’ve been homeschooling my kids for about 15 years now. *boggle!*
I tend to lean toward the Charlotte Mason side of homeschooling, emphasizing mastery over grades. However, I learned the hard way with Asha, that as the children advance through their school years it’s MILLIONS of times easier to keep track of classes and grades as we go along, rather than relying on my faulty memory. I’ve tried several different methods and programs to keep track of grades over the years, but none of them really clicked.
I like to consider myself pretty tech savvy, but I’m also super busy and don’t have a lot of spare time to spend on learning a complicated program. And sadly, a lot of the homeschool software I’ve tried over the years has caused endless hours of frustration and hair pulling. Not so with My Home School Grades!
It’s an extremely powerful and flexible program, but fantastically user friendly! Within about 5 minutes I had created a practice student and had a pretty good grasp of how each section of the program worked. Best of all, most tasks can be accomplished with just a click or two, saving hours of time! If you do get stuck they have some really helpful videos available. I love that My Home School Grades is so intuitive and yes, attractive. The icing on the cake is that it’s designed to work not only on the computer, but on mobile platforms too! That’s so awesome for homeschool families on the go!
With My Home School Grades, homeschool parents can manage grades; use your own curriculum and lesson plans; track extra curricular activities (yes!); and it creates a very attractive, easy to read transcript. Heaven for the busy homeschool parent!
I really haven’t been able to find anything I don’t like about My Home School Grades. Even the price is pretty amazing. Curious families can check it out free for 14 days, and if you like it, Lifetime Membership is only $49.99! That means you can enter and track ALL your children’s grades K –12th. Pretty awesome deal!
Hope over to their website today and sign up for your free trial, I think you’ll fall in love with it too!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this product through Mosaic Reviews in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.