⇒ Attendance must be reported monthly, no later than the 15th 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.
⇒ Grades must be reported for fall and spring semesters, no later than January 15th and June 15th.
This requirement protects all students in the school by demonstrating that PRS students receive “basic academic instruction” as required by the law. (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 also 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. For PRS-approved credits, these grades are used to calculate the student’s GPA and create an official high school transcript. Unofficial high school grades may also be reported without credits if your student does not need a PRS diploma or an official transcript.
The grade entry form provides drop-down menus for entering courses, grades, and credits. You may also add your own course names.
FAILURE TO REPORT
Attendance is verified monthly and grades each semester on their respective due dates. All families will receive a reminder via email 10 days before the due date. If grades and/or attendance are not reported by the due date, all students in the family will be automatically dis-enrolled retroactive to the beginning of the period with missing information. If grades are not reported, disenrollment is retroactive to the beginning of the semester. If attendance is not reported, disenrollment is retroactive to the beginning on the month.
Families who have been disenrolled due to failure to report may re-enroll within 14 days by paying a “Delinquent Re-enrollment Fee”. After the 14-day re-enrollment period, disenrolled families may re-enroll by paying renewing family tuition. All student reporting records must be brought up to date within 24 hours of payment. Once the missing reporting has been submitted, students will be re-enrolled retroactive to their original disenrollment date.
Note: Future, planned attendance may be entered for the entire year upon enrollment, eliminating the need to log in each month unless you need to make changes.
PRS does not require testing or assessments. If you choose to test, you may upload or record results in your account for each student. Curriculum information is not required but may be uploaded to student files if desired. Summer session grades may also be recorded for families that homeschool year round.