Canadian Home School Boards
Many home education families in Canada ask for information on how to contact school boards in their province. You will find a list of British Columbia Home School Boards below and Alberta Willing Non-Resident Board here.
Before approaching a school board it is helpful to write out your family's educational philosophy. When you check with the board you are interested in you will then be better able to ascertain if their educational philosophy matches yours. If you need help in clarifying your own educational philosophy check Canadian Home Education Recommended Resources for some great home education parent resources.
What is the difference between Distributed Learning and Homeschooling in BC?
Homeschooling families register with a school as homeschoolers and are free to educate their children at home as they wish. Depending on the school, homeschoolers may receive a little funding for books and a few other limited services. Distributed Learning students also learn at home under the supervision of their parents, but they are enrolled with a school that is funded by the province to provide the student with textbooks, resources, and the guidance and support of a certified teacher in order to meet the learning outcomes required by the Ministry of Education.
Home School Boards in British Columbia
|Address||Box 3015 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4R8|
|Delta School District|
|Home Quest Program|
|Address||11777 Pinewood Drive Delta, BC, V4E3E9|
|Why would a home education family want to register with our school board?||Home Quest is K-7 Distributed Learning located within Pinewood Elementary in North Delta and offers part time classes, workshops, field trips, a library of resources and a network of like-minded families.|
|Address||PO Box 814 Charlie Lake, BC, V0C 1H0|
|Toll Free||888 787-3618|
|Regent Christian On-Line Academy
|Address||105-4475 Viewmont Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8Z 6L8|
|Heritage Christian Online School|
|Address||905 Badke Road Kelowna, BC, V1X 5Z5|
|What makes our school board special?||
We provide maximum flexibility. Our school provides you with quality educational choices through three unique options. Our options give families the broadest range of choice available, right from designing your own course of study to having an online, Christian school delivered to your student straight through your home computer - and anything in between. Our school is based upon Christian values through our dedicated, Christian teachers, staff and families.
|Why would a home education family want to register with our school board?||
HCOS works well for parents who are dedicated to home educating their child(ren) but are not philosophically opposed to the accountability required within a DL program. It also works well for home-educators who are interested in working together with a teacher and a curriculum consultant to create a quality, individualized program of instruction for their child. For students K to 4 their curriculum will not be online based. Distance Learners, particularly in Grades 5 to 12, who are seeking an entirely accredited Christian educational program can find it through our online curriculum or with a combination of individualized courses.