Expectations

Educational success depends on the joint commitment of parents/guardians, students and the Home Education Principal to life-long learning.

Each partner plays a key role in developing lifelong learners who are independent, critical thinkers responsible for their own learning.

The responsibility of STUDENTS is to:

  • follow a regular work schedule;
  • complete assignments in reasonable periods of time;
  • be responsible for the diligent completion of learning tasks.

The responsibility of PARENTS/GUARDIANS is to:

  • notify the student’s resident board or a willing non-resident board of their intent to Home School;
  • sign the Home Education Notification Form;
  • complete a Home Education Program Plan that describes intent to comply with the requirements of the Home School Regulation in Section 23 of the Alberta School Act;
  • acquire appropriate resources and materials necessary to implement the Home Education Program Plan;
  • implement the Home Education Program Plan in a way that ensures satisfactory student achievement and progress;
  • provide a quiet work-like site for learning;
  • follow a suitable and appropriate curriculum for the student;
  • provide daily monitoring and support for the student;
  • promote life-long learning skills;
  • assess student progress and maintain a portfolio of student work that contains a variety of criterion (referenced tests, observations, checklists, etc);
  • be available, along with the student, for a regular review of student achievement.

The responsibility of the HOME EDUCATION PRINCIPAL is to:

  • provide information about registration and responsibilities of Home Education;
  • provide Home Education Notification Form to interested parties;
  • assist, if required, the parent in developing a Home Education Program Plan suitable to the student's needs and consistent with either the Alberta Program of Studies or the Learner Outcomes outlined in the Home Education regulation of the School Act;
  • approve the Home Education Program Plan;
  • assist, if required, the parent/guardian in acquiring resources for the Home Education Program Plan;
  • approve materials required for the Home Education Program Plan;
  • monitor the student's progress a minimum of two times in the year;
  • support the parent in efforts to promote life-long learning skills;
  • assist the parent/guardian with educational strategies;
  • assess the progress of the student at least once during the middle of the year;
  • recommend a suitable program for the following year;
  • maintain records of the assessment of the student’s progress;
  • notify parent/guardian of eligibility to write PAT’s or Diploma Exams;
  • provide the opportunity for diagnostic, ability or Standardized Achievement Tests.