High School Enrollment Options
PRS offers two enrollment options for high school students; Standard and Umbrella Cover Only. Both choices include private school enrollment and record keeping. Standard enrollment includes approval of submitted course credits, which are then applied to an official PRS transcript and diploma. Umbrella Cover Only enrollment provides legal cover and basic record keeping, but grades are reported as “unofficial” without credits and therefore are not reviewed or applied toward an official PRS transcript or diploma.
You will choose one of these two options under “High School Student Enrollment Type” when registering or renewing enrollment for your child. If you select standard enrollment, an annual high school enrollment fee applies. Do not pay this fee if you select umbrella cover only enrollment.
PRS reviews all courses and credits submitted for high school students who are enrolled under the “Standard Enrollment” option. Once approved, credits are applied to the student’s official PRS transcript and graduation requirements.
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. If everything looks fine and there are no questions or concerns the credits are approved right away. This is what happens for almost all credits submitted to PRS.
To avoid any surprises at the end of the semester, you are encouraged to enter planned credits for approval at the beginning of the semester with a grade of “In Progress” so that they can be reviewed and approved ahead of time. You are welcome to submit planned courses and credits for the entire year if you wish to have them reviewed all at once.
If there are any questions or anything seems to have been entered in error, the credits will be marked as pending and you will receive a detailed explanation of anything that needs to be clarified or adjusted. Some reasons for grades to be marked pending are a very high or very low number of credits for a semester, courses assigned to unexpected credit categories (electives, math, science, etc.), or a missing requirement as your child approaches 12th grade. Once PRS is sure that everything is entered the way you want it and the number of credits is reasonable based on your child’s situation, the credits are approved and applied to your child’s official PRS transcript and diploma.
This is a very uncommon situation but is included here to clarify that PRS retains the right to reject submitted credits if necessary.
If reported credits fall well outside of the typical range of hours of study and the explanation given does not explain the number of credits submitted, additional documentation may be required to allow PRS to confidently sign off of those credits. PRS will make every effort to approve credits. However, if PRS determines that submitted courses and/or additional documentation do not adequately demonstrate that a student has completed the requirements for graduation the student will not graduate or receive a diploma. In this case, unofficial high school grades may be submitted and the family may transfer these courses to their homeschool and create their own transcript and diploma.
Although PRS will notify you if there is any concern about submitted credits, it is the sole responsibility of the student’s parent or guardian to make necessary changes and verify that reported credits will be accepted toward a PRS diploma. If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s progress toward a PRS high school diploma, please contact PRS for assistance.
Umbrella Cover Only Enrollment
For students enrolled under the “Umbrella Cover Only Enrollment” option, unofficial grades are submitted without credits each semester to meet PRS reporting requirements. Because no credits are reviewed or approved by PRS, the student does not qualify for an official PRS transcript or diploma. Upon your child’s completion of high school, you may then create your own homeschool transcript and diploma. Do not pay the annual high school student enrollment fee if you choose this option.