Discovery K12 New School Year Calendar and Quick Start Information

Discovery K12 will officially start Day #1 of the 2020-2021 school year on September 8th, the Tuesday after Labor Day in the United States.

Follow along with our calendar schedule or start anytime and go at your own pace/schedule. Most questions can be answered on our website and FAQ page. If you have questions, please contact us.

For information on the upcoming school year, see:
Quick Start 2020-2021 School Year Information Page

If you already have accounts set up on DK12, you can continue to use your same accounts. Please update the grade level under the Help menu inside your student accounts to move them to the next level. If you have a parent/teacher account, you will also need to update their grade levels in the parent account. If you need assistance in changing grade levels, please contact us at support@discoveryk12.com.

The 2020-2021 Calendar and updated Parent/Teacher Guide are also posted under the Help menu inside your accounts.

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We are officially on Summer Break!

We are now on Summer Break! Those following their own schedule may continue to do so using the Daily Assignments page. Feel free to use our curriculum over the summer for reinforcement, review, or to continue the learning process!

Now is also a great time to assess what your children know by using our Assessment Tests for spelling, math, science, and history/social studies. Learn more about our new Assessment Tests inside student accounts.

We are available for support during the summer.

Producing End-of-Year Transcripts Using Discovery K12

Maintaining student records is essential when homeschooling. Records are important for tracking student progress, showing academic accomplishments, and are necessary for those students moving on to college.

Homeschoolers should produce their own transcripts for each of their student’s school years showing the grades and credits earned. This post will focus on producing an end-of-year transcript using Discovery K12’s Parent/Teacher Account transcript app.


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Transcripts should be produced at mid-year and at the end of the school year in the United States. Quarterly options are also available. If you are following a traditional school-year calendar, starting in the fall and finishing before summer, you’ll want to produce your mid-year transcripts in January at about 90 Days into the school year, and end-of-year transcripts in June after completing courses.

The DK12 transcript app is it’s really easy to use, it’s flexible, and takes just a few minutes to produce a transcript. A variety of options allow for any combination of courses taken, whether through Discovery K12’s curriculum or other resources. Featured below is a filled-in transcript.

The Transcript App will automatically populate all of your homeschool data such as your school name (if you have one), Head of School contact, and student information. Each transcript produced can be saved online and printed for your records.

Producing the Transcript
You will need the following data to produce a student’s transcript: course name, the grade for each course, standardized testing or assessment test results (if you have done them), other extra curricular activities or volunteer programs, and any comments. Once you have your data together, it takes just a few minutes to produce the actual transcript.

Step 1 -
Inside the Parent/Teacher Account, click the “Transcripts” link for the student’s name that you will create the transcript for.

Step 2 -
On the transcript app, select “End-of-Year” and the grade level of your student. Select 1 credit. Then, all you need to do is select or enter the course name and select its grade. If you are using DK12 curriculum exclusively, you can select each course from the dropdown fields under Core Courses and Extra Curriculum. There are 5 additional “Other Courses” areas that let you enter courses taken outside of DK12’s curriculum.

Step 3 – Enter any test results for standardized tests that have been taken (such as SAT or STAR testing) and any comments about the students progress, volunteer/community efforts, sports or extra curriculum activities, awards or other accomplishments you’d like to show on the transcript.

Step 4 – Select the number of Core Courses and the number of Extra Curriculum Courses taken, and the transcript app will automatically calculate the credits and GPA for you. The grading table on the transcript app is a standard percentage-based system where above 90% is an A, above 80% is a B, etc.; and the Grade Point Average (GPA) of above 4 is an A and above a 3 is a B, etc.

Step 5 – Click “Create Transcript” and your new transcript will appear at the top of the page to print, sign, and save for your records.

You can learn more about Discovery K12′s Parent/Teacher Account features here.


Learn More About The Parent/Teacher Account