Attendance must be reported at the end of each month, no later than the 5th of the following month.
This requirement protects your child from truancy allegations. The board of education may request attendance data from PRS as often as once per month. (ref. 22-1-114). Attendance forms must show attendance of at least 172 days per school year to satisfy Colorado law.
Note: If you are registering mid-year, you may enter prior homeschool attendance starting from the beginning of the year, or simply record attendance for the remainder of the year. In this case, the 172-day requirement is assumed to be met if your records show approximately 17 days per month.
Student grades are required to demonstrate how the “basic academic instruction” requirements are being met (ref. 22-33-104). When semester grades are submitted, you will check a box to verify that required subjects have been covered or will be covered during the school year. You do not need to cover every required subject during every semester, but each should be shown during the school year. Grade reporting allows for the transfer of records to any school that your child may attend in the future and the creation of high school transcripts.
Letter grades are not required for grade levels K-8. For K-8, grades may be reported as Pass/Fail or Excellent/Satisfactory/etc. High school grades (9-12) must be entered as letter grades corresponding to the grading scale provided. These grades are used to calculate the GPA and create a high school transcript. The report card form provides drop-down menus for entering courses to be graded, as well as the option to add your own course names.
Grades must be reported at the end of each semester, no later than January 15th and June 15th. Summer session grades may also be recorded for families that homeschool year round.
FAILURE TO REPORT
Attendance is verified monthly and grades each semester on their respective due dates. If any required information is missing, families will receive a reminder via email, including a notice of pending dis-enrollment if the data is not entered within 14 days of the due date. If for some reason, you are not able to bring your student(s) records up to date within this grace period, contact PRS for assistance.
PRS does not require testing or assessments. If you choose to test, you may record results in your account for each student. Curriculum descriptions are not required, but may be submitted with student grades if desired.