GIFT in Elgin is waiving their registration fee for this month!

G.I.F.T. – Quality Fine Arts Classes for Homeschoolers

Godly Influenced Fine Arts Training – Established 2001

GIFT says their registration fee will be waived for new families enrolling in December 2014 for second semester starting in 2015.

Take advantage of this soon if you are interested. You can find all their information at the website, GIFThomeschool,

Transcript software

With high school comes the somewhat daunting task of preparing a transcript. Personally I have enjoyed Homeschool Tracker. I have used it for about 5 years now and while it had a bit of a learning curve, I really enjoy all the different uses of the program for keeping track of all my kids’ academic progress. This used to be a free trial download that I enjoyed so much I bought the full version. Now, as so many programs do, it requires a membership.

I recently heard about another more affordable option through HSLDA.

High School Transcript Service

Fast Transcripts gives homeschool parents the ability to create professional high school transcripts with error-free GPA calculation. Cost is only $16 per year per student ($12 for HSLDA members). For families like mine, it would be better to purchase the program for $110 ($96 for HSLDA members) and own it for life.

Do you have a favorite transcript template or program?