To Grade or Not to Grade: THAT is the Question

Solicit advice from the homeschooling community about whether to assign your student formal grades, and you will receive a myriad of passionate, diverse opinions.  Learn about traditional grading pros and cons, evaluate seasonal considerations, explore the five functions of grading, and review hybrid examples.

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More about Carol Gary:

Carol Gary

Carol Gary has been married to her husband, Grant Gary, for twenty-five years.  They have ardently homeschooled their sons in Phoenix, Arizona since the fall of 2000; two of whom they continue to homeschool through high school and two of whom have gone home to be with the Lord.  She served in the leadership of a large, local support group for twelve years and has personally mentored over seventy-five moms since 2010 through her comprehensive program that she developed titled, "The Balanced Homeschooler."  Carol has also served as the AZ State Ambassador for the Home School Foundation since 2013; helping dozens of homeschooling families persevere through hard times while earning the HSF's top National Service Award four years running.  Graduating with honors, she earned both her B.S. ('90) and M.B.A. ('98) degrees from Grand Canyon University.  As an active alumni, she along with her family devote many additional hours in support of fundraisers and events that benefit GCU as well as their various non-profit foundations.

To learn more about joining a virtual mentoring session with Carol, contact her at or  For HSF inquiries, contact her at

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