Does PRS require grades? What about unschoolers and others who don’t grade their children?

Semester reporting, consisting of grades or a semester summary, is required to protect the school and all enrolled students legally.

The purposes of this reporting are:

  1. To demonstrate to PRS that you are providing the instruction required by law.
    PRS is required by law to provide a “Basic academic education” which “means the sequential program of instruction provided by an independent or parochial school. Such program shall include, but not be limited to, communication skills of reading, writing, and speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, and science.” (ref. C.R.S. 22-33-104)
    If for any reason, the legal operation of the school is questioned, it is possible that I would need to show these records as proof that the requirements are being met.
  2. To provide any future school with records as needed, if you should transfer the kids to another school.
  3. To provide records for any personal legal reasons, such as any charge of educational neglect, etc.

See Required Reporting for more information.

Note: Fall semester reporting is optional for students enrolled with a start date after November 31st.