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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 Alberta & British Columbia Home School Boards below

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.

Willing Non-Resident Boards in Alberta

Alberta has “Willing Non-Resident Boards” located throughout the province. You are not restricted to the location of the school board, instead, you can choose whichever board meets your family’s needs. As I write this, Alberta students have the choice of registering as a “Traditional”, “Blended” or “Aligned” student. Aligned students are required to follow the Alberta Program of Studies (yes, the very same one you took your children out of). Traditional students have more flexibility in what they cover. The onus is on the parent to “raise a good citizen”. Blended students pull from both the Aligned and the Traditional choices. The closer you follow the government’s curriculum the more money you receive from the government. Read the information on the Alberta Government website to become informed as to how these will affect your home school. Also, check with HSLDA (Home School Legal Defence Association) to see what the legalities are.


Home School Boards in British Columbia

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.

Looking For a List of Learning Outcomes?

Learning outcomes vary from province to province, and while it's important that our children are always learning, it's not always important that they learn according to learning outcomes. However, if you're looking for guidance, or if your schoolboard requires it, knowing what the learning outcomes are in your province can be helpful as you navigate the diversity of curriculum available. Below are a couple of links to PDF files that you can use to compare learning outcomes for Social Studies and Science in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. If you are looking for the most up to date information on the subject, or further learning outcomes in other subjects, you can do an internet search for the Program of Study for your province.

An Overview of Science Learning Outcomes

An Overview of Social Studies Learning Outcomes



Home School Boards in British Columbia

 



Anchor Academy  
Address Box 3015 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4R8
Phone 250-832-2754
Toll Free 1-888-917-3783
Website www.ark.net
Email joy@ark.net

 

 

 

 



Delta School District  
Home Quest Program  
Address 11777 Pinewood Drive  Delta, BC, V4E3E9
Phone 604-597 8353
Web Site homequest.deltasd.bc.ca
Email homequest@deltasd.bc.ca
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.

 

 

 

 



Pathways Academy
 
Address PO Box 814 Charlie Lake, BC, V0C 1H0
Phone 250 261-4245
Toll Free 888 787-3618
Web Site pathwaysacademy.ca
Email office@pathwaysacademy.ca

 

 

 

 



Regent Christian On-Line Academy
 
Address 105-4475 Viewmont Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8Z 6L8
Phone 250 592-1759
Toll Free 1-866-877-1737
Web Site www.regentonline.ca
Email clangley@regentonline.ca

 

 

 

 




 

Heritage Christian Online School  
Address 905 Badke Road  Kelowna, BC, V1X 5Z5
Phone 250-862-2376
Toll Free 1-877-862-2375
Web Site www.onlineschool.ca
Email info@onlineschool.ca
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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