RECORD KEEPING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTROTOR OF YOUR HOMESCHOOL.
In North Carolina, there are basically two steps you need to take to return your child to school:
- Notify the NCDNPE of your intent to close your homeschool. (You can always reopen it later, if you wish.)
- Contact the school principal of the school you will be enrolling in to find out their enrollment process.
Whenever a formerly home schooled student is presented for enrollment at a conventional school (public or non-public) or college, that educational institution may request a student transcript/record of grade levels successfully completed, subjects taught, semester grades, nationally standardized test scores, etc., while enrolled in the home school.
All such information is provided solely by the chief administrator of the home school -- not by state or local government officials. North Carolina law states that a home school is a non-public school. When a student successfully completes his/her non-public school's academic requirements for high school graduation, the non-public school itself (not a government agency) maintains academic records of the student's high school academic work and issues student transcripts and graduation verifications in future years as requested. State government provides NO student graduation verifications for non-public school graduates (whether from a private K-12 or a home school) nor does it maintain or keep student academic records or transcripts -- only records concerning the legal existence of such schools, also known as your NOI.
I recommend you keep your homeschool records in a 3 ring notebook with plastic sleeves. You can maintain your attendance records, immunization records and standardized test scores by year in your record keeping notebook. A digital backup copy is also recommended as well. If you do not keep digital records just take a picture of your records and file them on a safe drive. If you save them as .pdf you will be able to print them.