Group: Poudre River School - High School

Can I add high school credits from past years to my student’s PRS transcript?


You may transfer credits from another school or your homeschool to PRS. This can be done any time before graduation. There is a small fee for transcription. You will be prompted to pay the fee if you have not already. See detailed instructions below:

To transfer homeschool credits to PRS:

  1. Click on the “File Uploads” tab on your student’s records page.
  2. Upload a document containing the course names and credits for each grade level. A template is provided for your convenience (optional).
  3. Be sure to select “yes” when asked if this file includes credits to be applied to PRS graduation.
  4. There is a small fee for transcription. You will be prompted to pay the fee if you have not already.
  5. PRS will transcribe all courses and credits and you will receive an email when they are ready for you to review.

To transfer credits from a previous school:

  1. Click on the “Orders & Requests” tab on your student’s records page.
  2. Click on the blue “Transfer Credits to PRS” button under “Transfer High School Credits to PRS”
  3. There is a small fee for transcription. If you have not yet paid that fee, you will be directed to a payment page and then to a form to enter the school’s information.
  4. If the fee has already been paid, you will be taken directly to the school information form.
  5. PRS will request your student’s transcript and transcribe all courses and credits. You will receive an email when they are ready for you to review.

How do I request an official high school transcript?


To request an official transcript, visit the “Orders & Requests” tab on your student’s records page. Click on the “Order Official PRS Transcript” button and complete the form. Official transcripts may be sent by email or US Mail to schools. Parents may request paper copies by US Mail only. There is no charge for official high school transcripts.

Does PRS provide work permits to allow students to work during school hours?


No. PRS is not authorized to provide work permits.

A work permit applies to employees under 16 working during school hours. PRS cannot provide a work permit because it must be issued by the district superintendent or someone designated by the superintendent. Simply tell the employer that your child is homeschooled. PRS can provide a letter stating that your child is homeschooled through PRS if a potential employer requires verification.

For more details, see Colorado Department of Labor Youth Law

How are dual enrollment or dual credit college courses recorded for a high school student?


A typical 3.00 credit college course should be reported on the PRS grades form as a 1.00 credit high school course. Select the high school credit category and then check “Other” to enter the course name. The name should include the abbreviated college name, the college course number, and the course name. Include high school credits only. Remember to select “College” for the course weight.

FRCC MAT1340 COLLEGE ALGEBRA

The above example shows a course taken through Front Range Community College (FRCC), the course number is MAT1340, and the course name is College Algebra.

Does PRS have a school code for the ACT or SAT test?


No, PRS does not have a code. You should use the homeschool code instead.

School codes for college entry exams determine where the test results are sent. If you use the homeschool code, the results will be sent directly to you. You can then enter test scores to your child’s PRS transcript by entering them under “Student Records & Reporting” on your account page. It is also a good idea to upload a copy of the test results to your child’s files for reference.

Homeschool codes:
ACT: 969999
PLAN (pre-ACT test): 999-999
SAT: 970000
SAT Subject Tests: 970-000
PSAT/NMSQT: Not applicable

Can credits earned in 8th grade be included on my child’s PRS transcript?


Yes, high school credits will be accepted during 8th grade based on certain guidelines and limitations.

Select the option to apply for early high school credits when you register or renew your 8th-grade student. You will receive application instructions in your registration confirmation email. Once approved, 8th-grade credits will be shown on the high school transcript under 9th grade with a note indicating that they were earned during 8th grade. Diploma Program enrollment is required to submit credits during 8th grade.

Note: Early credits earned at other schools are accepted for transfer to PRS for students in grades 9-12 without completing an early credits application.

Does PRS offer a subject-based high school transcript?


Not at this time.

A subject-based PRS transcript may be made available in the future. Currently, the only format available is semester-based. This format is similar to what most public high schools use to record a student’s high school credits.

PRS acknowledges that by creating a high school transcript in this format, we are sometimes attempting to document a non-traditional education in a traditional format. Although this can benefit students who will need such a document to present themselves to people who are only familiar with traditional schooling, it isn’t the only way to do things.

If you prefer to issue a transcript in a different format, you may register your student under the “cover only” option, and issue your own homeschool transcript and diploma.