In Alberta, families can choose to educate their children entirely at home. Parents are responsible for choosing the curricula, which may or may not follow Alberta curricula, learning resources, learning activities, instructional strategies, and assessment activities.
Connections For Learning provides a facilitator who is a certified teacher to support parents. Parents meet with the facilitator at the beginning of the school year to ensure that an education plan is in place. There is a mid-year check-in with the families, and another toward the end of the school year to review a portfolio of work to ensure that the education plan has been completed. Typically, these meetings occur as home visits. As well, the facilitator is available throughout the year on a consulting basis.
Where possible, CFL provides services to home education families through services like school pictures, liaising with the Alberta Distance Learning Centre, and lending out materials like science equipment and math manipulatives.
There is a home education grant available to purchase resources to support the delivery of the home education program.
Students in Grades 3, 6, and 9 have the opportunity to write Provincial Achievement Tests. Please contact the facilitator at CFL by mid-February to ensure registration for June exams.
For more information contact:
Connections For Learning