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ALL NEW! 2020/2021 Homeschool Portfolio

NEWLY UPDATED for 2020/2021: Start keeping track of your homeschool year with a homeschool portfolio and this free printable! All you need is a binder and some dividers. Just print this homeschool portfolio printable off and you are ready to make your own homeschool binder with me!

WHY should you make a homeschool portfolio?

A lot of people are required to make them for their state/provincial laws. We are one of those people. In our province (BC) we are required to keep examples of each student’s work, 3 from each subject each semester if we choose to go under a school (which means some financial help). My system in the past has been sorely lacking and this year I was determined to make a real go at it and save my sanity!

There are a lot of benefits to having a homeschool portfolio.

  1. It is a great way of keeping track of reading lists.
  2. It is a place to collect the memorable artwork and letters/stories in one place.
  3. It is helpful to track your child’s growth.
  4. You can keep a clear grade/attendance record in one place for each child.
  5. Keep all those papers together in an organized way for easy reference.
  6. Consider it your homeschool scrapbook, a way of cataloging all your memories from the year in one place. Your homeschool year at a glance binder. A new one for each year!

Whether you are required to keep a homeschool portfolio or not, there are a lot of reasons you may want to consider starting! It is not hard to do, especially once you get into the swing of it. If you are compiling work on a weekly/monthly basis, you never have a big job on your hands and your future self will thank you!

How to assemble your homeschool portfolio.

Assembly really is easy with this free printable (keep reading, it’s coming!). All you have to do is purchase a binder and some dividers. The cheapest binder I have found is this beauty from Amazon (aff link, see my full disclosure policy for more details). 1 year guarantee, big enough for all the kids in your home, only $4.64 and you can customize them!

Print off your binder spine inserts (there are ones for each size of binder) as well as a cover to go inside the front of your binder. Then pull out your dividers and glue one portfolio cover on each one (for each child in your house). If you only have one child you are homeschooling, you could alternatively use the binder a little differently, have the portfolio child page as your cover and use the dividers to separate your subjects.

Homeschool portfolio

Download your free homeschool portfolio printable pack.

Alright, you’ve heard why you should put together a homeschool portfolio, you’ve seen how to set it up, now you need to grab your free PDF printable! Simply fill in your name and email address below and you’ll get a download link directly to your inbox. Make sure to add to your address book to make sure the email doesn’t go to junk.

Please do not share the link with anyone or share the printable as your own. I put a lot of time and effort into these and they are not for resale or distribution. Instead, share this blog post and your friends and family/readers can grab the portfolio pack for themselves!


Do you create a homeschool portfolio?

Free homeschool portfolio printable 2018/2019


  1. This is our first year attempting to homeschool our 5 year old daughter. We have decided that the Montessori approach fits our family best. However, the costs associated with the materials are quite intimidating. Winning this Giveaway would be such a blessing in helping us get the materials we need to proceed.

  2. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! We have not had the funds available to explore curriculum outside of easy peas which is free. Winning the giveaway would allow us to explore options like a beka

  3. How will winning this giveaway bless your family?

    Right now we are going through a really rough financial struggle and I have curriculum that needs to be purchased that I just don’t have the money for – at all. This money would bless us so much in that I’d be able to get their school work!

  4. This is a great giveaway! Thanks so much! This would be a blessing to my family as I do daycare out of my home and am teaching preschool to a number of little ones πŸ™‚

  5. This would be a blessing to my family! I have a 4 year old too young for kindergarten, but already confident in reading skills and concepts. I would love to be able to start her out right!
    Our computer has never worked, and currently has a virus, so it’s out of commission. We could really use something that could help my little girl get a jump start!

  6. We are new to homeschooling, so this would help us buy curriculum and other books and supplies we need

    Than you for this chance.

  7. The winning would be a blessing to my family to help with getting better school supplies and a table to use to work on. I’m a new homeschool dad. This whole experience has been scary to start because I had been relaxed on educating my 5 year old. Now that we started I feel so scared that I may have not done enough to prepare her. The $500 will also help in getting a membership to either the zoo, museum, or art gallery for field trips as we can afford them.

  8. This would be such a blessing right now for our family…. our 10 year old that I homeschool has cerebral palsy and the costs for his therapy/equipment eat up any extra money for outside our home learning. I would love to be able to expose him to more activities in the community and this money would help cover a lot of those costs!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  9. Winning this giveaway would bless our family immensely! The cost of educating high school is quite enormous! Thank you!

  10. Winning this giveaway would be a blessing for so many reasons. The first would be that we just started homeschooling for my 3rd grader and I have no curriculum yet. Second we are in the process of moving from one state to another and all our funds are going towards our move so it’s been hard to find curriculums in our small budget. Thanks for this giveaway.

  11. This is amazing. Thank you so much for this. If my family won this giveaway we would spend it on materials and possibly some form of technology to help this momma get a little of a break sometimes. πŸ™‚

  12. OMGosh this would be such a blessing for my family! I have 5 kids, one who is finished school. The others are 5, 6, 8 and 18 and (my youngest is kindergarten age, and my 18 year old is in grade 12). This would help get books and other supplies that we use throughout the year! Thank you so much for the chance!

  13. This would bless us by enabling us to purchase curriculum for our 6 children. Early 2014 we sold and gave all our belongings to travel in the US as missionaries wherever God led us. When we ran out of funds, dh looked for work, but what he found couldn’t support us. Now he has a job and we are starting over with setting up a household and trying to purchase curriculum.

  14. This would be a blessing to my family because it’s always a struggle for us to afford my son’s curriculum since I stay at home with him and our toddler. My son is Dyslexic so we try hard every year to get curriculum that best suits his needs, but it becomes such a struggle to afford it that we can never purchase everything he could use. It truly would be a blessing to have the extra money to purchase curriculum that would be beneficial to him & his learning needs!

  15. What a great idea! Our state doesn’t require a portfolio, but I think I will do it as a way to capture and keepsake what we do during this upcoming year. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  16. This is our first year of homeschooling and there’s been a bit of sticker shock as far as price! So the $500 will go a long way towards supplies and curriculum!

  17. This being our first year of homeschooling 3 kids, I was really nervous about spending as much as I did on curriculum. Winning this would go along way to help with those costs.

  18. If we won this it would be such a blessing as this is our first year of home schooling. I am having a hard time finding good curriculum for my oldest (10th grade). When I decided to home school I wanted to do the Robinson Curriculum and right now we aren’t able to afford it along with a globe and a set of encyclopedias. This would allow me to purchase this items and others like a microscope and additional everyday supplies.

  19. This would be a huge blessing to our family! We are now a family of 6 and my husband just started as an independent contractor so things have been very tight financially for our family. This could and would stretch a long way in helping with some things that we have been needing. Thank you for the opportunity for a chance to win some extra cash!

  20. Wow! $500 would be awesome. We are a one income family. Money is tight with bills, curriculum to buy, karate, etc. $500 would go a long way in helping with these. Thank you for the opportunity.

  21. Thanks so much for your generous offer! I could really use this to help enhance our homeschool environment and curriculum.

  22. Oh my goodness could we use this! We still have so much to purchase and no funds to do it!! It’s been a rough year and we could really use a break!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  23. Winning this paypal cash would be a huge blessing to our family! Things are extremely tight right now so this would enable us to get some of the homeschool items on our “wish list”. Thank you for the opportunity!

  24. What parent wouldn’t love this giveaway to help out with homeschool! It would help me to better my child with tons of hands on crafts etc.

  25. Winning this money will be a great start to our launch of homeschooling. I’m so looking forward to this new chapter in our lives!

  26. this would really bless our family of 5 as we start out homeschooling. id like to purchase rosetta stone for us all to learn spanish so we can better minister to the large hispanic population here in austin.

  27. Well, we are on a budget, as everyone else. We set apart $25 every month to save for homeschooling curriculum, supplies, co-op, and as part of the co-op you teach a class, well teacher expenses. I am the Science teacher, so I have extra expenses, I understand that I may not be in the toughest of situations, but at this time in my life, even half of that money would mean my kids can take a trip to the zoo, and participate in many of the outings their co-op peers participate in, get a workbook that will have their name on it, etc. Maybe even Soccer, semester or Gymnastics for the girls. The stress of not having enough to pay for my kids would be lifted. I know that God would provide other means, and free oportunities if we are not selected, and we will cheer and be happy for the mama that gets the price! Many thanks for the oportunity.

  28. Is there anyway to get a 2016-2017 copy right now? I’m trying to plan ahead, and get my lessons ready for next year! Thanks πŸ™‚

  29. The homeschool portfolio wont do anything…it asks if im a robot, I click no and it does nothing…just a blank page…help!

  30. Rebecca, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your post! I have been doing portfolios for years, but nothing as fancy as yours. Thanks for putting together such an awesome printable. I shared your post with my followers at Sisterswithasystem. Also, it is so exciting to hear the perspective of a second-generation homeschooler. So there’s hope that we aren’t “ruining” our kids after all! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing.

  31. I am so happy I came across this. Starting to homeschool next week and feel a bit overwhelmed but this will help tremendously.

  32. Hi there do you still have a link for the 2018-19 school year I need a cover for my portfolio. Love your stuff. I did print this years thanks, just hoping to get last years as well.

  33. Great compilation, thank you. I’m still trying to set up my child’s homeschooling schedule, at first it was difficult, especially with essay writing, now it’s a little easier, I’m very thankful by the way that there are services like I couldn’t have done it at all without them. But now we write everything ourselves.

  34. Hi there! 5th year homeschooling and I have used your template each year!!! Putting my binders together for this year. Do you have the 2021-2022 printable yet? Thank you!!!

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