My School Year Homeschool Record Keeping Review
My daughter will be in high school soon so I need to be organized and keep records more efficiently. MySchoolYear.com has a product that promises to help me do just that! I was given an annual membership access to My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping) in exchange for a review through the Schoolhouse Review Crew.
My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping) is a digital product that helps you plan and track school work. It is accessible by a web browser like Safari or Chrome on a computer or through any mobile gadget.
Record keeping and planning are not my strengths. In homeschooling middle school and high school students, it is important to start tracking what the student has been learning and doing in every school year. MySchoolYear.com knows this and has provided a platform to help parents become more organized and better planners. There is so much one can do in this program.
As I created my login and logged into the system, the first thing I did was setup students.
Since I have 2 kids, I entered both their names. Then I setup our school’s name, the term or the school year dates, the and the subjects that they have. I took time in adding the materials they used for each subject.
I can also set the grading scale to be used. I can choose to use numbers based or letters based or just pass/fail.
As I navigate through the menu, I noticed the main parts of the program includes Homeroom, Planbook, Reports and Teacher’s Aid.
It is in the Homeroom that I can see the summary of our school year. It shows the classes that I have assigned to my daughter. I have customized the classes and even set how many pages she needs to have read each day. I can also see the summary of my child’s attendance record for the whole school year. Events, awards and reading list can also be seen in this page. The number of extra-curricular activities and the standardized tests can also be seen as charts.
Under Planbook, this is where you can see the assignments for the week.
Under Report, this is the report generating section of the program. One can easily choose which report is needed and customize the report. As you click on the view report button, PDF files are generated. This PDF files can be emailed or printed as required by your state or your homeschool provider.
Teacher’s Aid reminds the teacher to complete the information needed to make the program work effectively.
What I Like About the Program:
I like the simple menu and easy navigation of the system.
This is a simple program that busy moms like you and me can easily learn. Though I believe that one needs to spend a few days to understand and set up the whole system, it is doable and simple enough to do. Once you understand how it works, you will enjoy creating lesson plans for your students. Updating the completion and the grades is easy as you can set the program to automatically compute the grade. The Create-A-Plan lesson generator helps mom to create lessons in bulk and saves time.
I also like the reports generated by the system.
The reports look professional and is flexible. I can print any report depending on what I need. Transcripts, report cards, lesson plans, instructional hours, materials by lesson and reading logs are just some of the reports that can be generated.
I like the flexibility of the program. I can easily customize the lesson plans and the reports as needed.
The price for monthly membership fee is $5 ad just $40 for annual membership. Both can be used for unlimited number of students. If you are still unsure, go and try the system first with a free trial.
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