Many families are reaching out to Parents for Choice in Education for information on homeschooling.
All homeschooling is not alike- and we are using the word homeschooling as a catch phrase for all students that school at home rather than in a brick and mortar school.
We thank Koinonia for explaining the options well in this document that we share: HERE.
Centre for Learning@HOME also offers and explanation of the options: HERE. They also sent out a letter to parents explaining the changes to aligned and blended school funding for the 2016/2017 school year and this can be read HERE.
All home school programs are facing these changes in different ways, so contact your home school program to see how your funding for blended and aligned programs will be changed. Home education (traditional) funding will remain the same.
Contact the home education programs listed below and ask what they offer and which school board or private school authority you will be registered with if your chose to use them to assist you in your home school journey.
The location of the school board or private school authority operating each home school program is not as important as the kind of support each program offers parents and children. Don't look at the location so much as the program (faith perspective, extra curricular group activity offerings, how teachers and facilitators will engage your children and yourselves as parents, whether they offer traditional, blended or online options, etc.)
Choose the home school program that provides the type of home schooling you feel best suits your child's needs.
PCE hopes this helps anyone interested in exploring the option of schooling their children at home.
Here is a list of some home education programs offered by public school boards or private school authorities in Alberta:
Hope Christian School
Address: Box 235, 320 - 3 Ave. N, Champion, AB T0L 0R0
Toll Free Phone number:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Hearthbrook Educational Services
Address: Cherry Coulee Christian Academy: 422 4th Street East, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 (403-545-2107) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeschool Program Inquiries: Hearthbrook Educational Services
Email: email@example.com or www.hearthbrook.ca
NorthStar Academy Canada
Address: Box 2220 103 1001 20 Ave Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0
Phone:403 335 9587Toll Free:1 877 335 1171
|Address:||28 Laneham Place S.W|
|Calgary, AB T3E 5C5|
|Address in Okotoks:||Box 137, 46 Elma St|
|Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1J7|
|Address in Edmonton:||Box 67139 Meadowlark|
|Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Y3|
|Registrar:||Jo Appleby firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dawn Humphrey email@example.com|
|Address:||Box 4, Site 7, RR #2|
|Tofield, Alberta, T0B 4J0|
|Red Deer, AB, T4N 7B6|
|Contact:||Kathy & Daryl Snider|
|Address:||201, 2 Athabascan Avenue|
|Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8A 4E3|
|Address||6014 57 Ave|
|Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4S9|
|Address||5212 Railway Ave|
|Vermilion, AB, T9X 1C2|
|Toll Free:||1-888-350-HOPE (4673)|
|Derwent Alberta, T0B 1C0|
There are also options to school directly through Alberta Distance Learning and other larger school boards like the Calgary Board of Education .
*This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, so if your program was missed, please send the contact information and we will add your program to our list.
Here is the Alberta Education explanation of responsibilities for home educated/blended school parents and school authorities: https://education.alberta.ca/home-education-blended-programs/responsibilities/