My School Year Homeschool Record Keeping

Every year I struggle with how I’m going to keep up with and keep track of our kids school work. I have used a lot of systems over the years but haven’t really found one that I am in love with and wanted to stick with. I was given a chance to review the  Annual Membership Plan from My School Year Homeschool Record Keeping and even though I much prefer a pencil and paper method, I thought I would give it a chance. Maybe there is hope for this half organized homeschool mama after all.

What is it?

My School Year is an online homeschool tracking system. Because it is an online program you can access your student’s information from anywhere.  The program has lesson plan generators, grade tracking and calculating, attendance tracking and lesson sharing. You can track standardized test records as well as reading logs You can also generate reports for transcripts, lesson plans and report cards.

How much does it cost?

An annual subscription plan is currently priced at $50 a year for unlimited students.  Or you can pay month to month. The monthly rate is $5 a month. If an annual membership is purchased, families can save 17%.

The nitty gritty of how it works.

I’m going to admit, that if you are one that doesn’t like to watch how to videos, then you might be a little lost. I fumbled around a lot before I finally gave in and watched the videos. The initial set up is super easy. It is self explanatory to add students, mark the days you will school and set up the calendar. After that I had to use the videos to help guide me through.

Setting up your school year.

My Homeschool

There are 3 ways you can add lessons:
I could add each lesson one at a time or use the create-a-plan. The create-a-plan option allows lessons to be added in Quick Split and Rapid Repeat.
Quick Split~ will divide up the material into evenly distributed lessons. This works great for textbooks and chapter books.
Rapid Repeat~ will create a pre-selected number of lessons. Think chores, practices, or repetitive lessons.
Each student gets their own homeroom:
Once you have lessons inputted into the system, then you are ready to go. If you want to find information on each student you simply click the homeroom option.

You can then track your students progress here:

My School Year

 

What I thought about My School Year

I think this is a good program for someone who likes to have all the details laid out there. I wish that it was a little less confusing and more intuitive without having to watch so many videos to understand the ins and outs. It has so much to offer but it was a little tedious with inputting the lessons. I almost wish it had less options. {who says that??) I actually really love that lessons can be emailed to students. That puts them more in control of their schooling and gives me the ability to not have to nag them with what they need to be doing.

I especially like the options for report cards and transcripts. We are at a point where those things matter now with our oldest, so that is a feature that I can appreciate.

Another favorite thing of mine is the reading logs. I like that you can add those into the program and keep track of what they are reading.

Overall, I’m not sure how much I will use the program- not because it’s not a good program, but because I’m not consistent enough to keep up with it.

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