My Home School Grades was created and designed by John Echols (a homeschool dad) and Jordan Shute (a recent homeschool graduate) for homeschoolers. No one knows better what homeschooling families need than fellow homeschoolers!! My Homeschool Grades is a way to keep track of grades and activities throughout the homeschooling years and to quickly prepare official transcripts for college.
My Home School Grades is amazingly easy to use…and I mean EASY! I can use it from my computer and iPad. Some programs on a computer just do not work well on mobile devices but that is not true with My Home School Grades. I never had a problem using it on my first generation iPad. After logging in the program walked me through how to set it up as an app on my mobile device. So easy!
In less than twenty minutes I had all four (ok…only three of them are schooled but I liked seeing Littlest’s face on the screen) of my scholars set up and their grades entered into the program for the 2012-2013 school year. Several popular curriculums (ALEKS, Alpha Omega, Apologia, MathUSee, Teaching Textbooks, Sonlight and others) are already in the system so all I had to do was enter their grades for MathUSee. If the curriculum I was using was not listed then it was very easy for me to add in the lessons, quizzes and tests. I really liked that I could weigh the quizzes and tests and the program would calculate the grade for me. I could choose my grading scale, grading display (letter grade or number), set up as a pass/fail or just enter a course grade. On another screen I could list their activities.
My Home School Grades is very user friendly and I already have everything set up for this school year! I like it so much that I am not using the grade section in my Ultimate Homeschool Planner. At the end of the school year I can print out an official transcript for the year and keep it with their portfolios.
The gentlemen behind My Home School Grades are also very customer oriented. On a Saturday I had some trouble with the program and they solved my problem on the same day! I wasn’t expecting to hear from them until Monday so I am very impressed with their customer service…top notch! If you are looking for a way to keep grades and prepare an official transcript then look no further than My Home School Grades…all the hard work is done for you.
For this review I received a lifetime membership to My Home School Grades valued at $49.99. Also all future updates and improvements will be included at no further cost. I learned during the conference call about some of the really cool ideas they have in mind for My Home School Grades. I think a one time price of $49.99 is a good deal. You can also get a free two week trial membership right now and find out for yourself!