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.
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
A one-semester college course should be reported on the PRS grades form as a 1.0 credit high school course. Select the high school credit category and then check the “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. College credits will be transferred to a future college based on your child’s college transcript and should not be included on the PRS high school transcript. Remember to select “College” for the course weight.
The following example shows how to enter the course name in the Semester Grades form. In this example, the course was taken through Front Range Community College (FRCC), the course number is ELE480, and the course name is Financial Literacy:
In traditional public schools, 1 credit represents 120-180 hours of work, but there are several ways to decide how many credits to assign for each course. See How to Assign High School Credits for more details and links to comprehensive guides and samples.
The Diploma Program allows your student to earn credits toward an official PRS transcript and diploma, whereas cover-only enrollment provides legal enrollment only.
See High School Enrollment Options for more details.
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.
PLAN (pre-ACT test): 999-999
SAT Subject Tests: 970-000
PSAT/NMSQT: Not applicable
Yes, a maximum of 2 early 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 student. You will receive application instructions in your registration confirmation email. Once approved, 8-th 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 without completing an early credits application.
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.
No, it is optional.
You are welcome to issue your own transcript and diploma if you prefer. In that case, you would register your student under the “cover only” option, and report a semester summary or unofficial grades without credits. This reporting keeps you in good standing with PRS by providing backup to the statement you will affirm each semester that your child has received a “basic academic education” as required by law.
Unofficial high school grades and semester summaries do not apply toward an official PRS transcript or diploma. To graduate your student, you would “transfer” your child’s grades and credits to your own homeschool transcript and issue a diploma yourself.
PRS has a clear process to follow to make sure that your child’s credits will be accepted.
PRS reviews all high school credits entered each semester. The two reasons for the review and approval are to make sure that your child’s transcript will present them the way they wish to future colleges or employers and to allow PRS to confidently issue an official transcript and diploma with PRS administrator’s signature.
Credits are almost always approved as submitted, but there may be rare circumstances where they are not. For more info, see High School Credits Approval.