scholastic information on resume

<p>My previous thread on this topic went awry . . . here is my revised question:</p>

<p>For a resume (to give to a HS teacher writing a letter of recommendation), should your kid include scholastic information such as:
(A) honors classes he or she has taken.
(B) National Merit/Commended student status.
(C) SAT or any other standardized test scores. If he or she would include SAT scores, do you think superscored scores are appropriate?</p>

<p>In our case, the HS is large and not sophisticated. Thus, this information might not be readily available to the HS teacher writing the recommendation.</p>

<p>I think the more useful information, the better. The information you are referencing is already reported elsewhere in the application, so you are not expecting the teacher to include it. I would explain to the teacher (if they are also relatively unsophisticated) that the information is being provided as background.</p>

<p>One of my son's teachers asked for a copy of his transcript, knowing him, he may well even talk to other teachers about our son. He didn't ask for SAT scores, but did want to be reminded how our son had scored on the AP that his class covered. Maybe if your kid has really high scores it would encourage the teacher to think of your kid as really smart if he didn't already think that, but I just feel like the info is more likely to be misused.</p>

<p>Most of his scores (AP, SAT, etc) are very strong, but I wonder about the diverse opinions that we have gotten on this question.What do most people put on these resumes anyway? Just extracurricular stuff?</p>

<p>Michelle Hernandez (of A for Admissions) says you should call it an activity sheet and leave off all the academic stuff, but have descriptions of your ECs that are more detailed than the common ap gives you room for. For a teacher my inclination is to encourage them to write about what they know - not about what they know only from your resume. So if I wanted to remind a teacher what to say, I'd dig out the A papers and make copies. While a teacher can mention ECs if they don't work with the student on those ECs I don't think it's going to sound very genuine. </p>

<p>That said, it's not a bad idea to have a version of the resume that has the education piece on it. Graduation, rank honors can all be on it. My college son does have his GPA on it, he says his college career office had it on their sample. I never had a GPA on mine, but I did have that I graduated with honors. (My grad school was pass/fail so there wasn't actually a GPA to put even had I wanted to.)</p>

<p>OK, maybe a good middle ground is to give a resume (with scholastic info and scores), plus a 1-page elaboration on major activities. In my son's case, that would be music stuff. (Most of his other activities, such as sports, don't really need the additional space to explain.)</p>