Connections
for Learning (1–12)

Parent and School Responsibilities

To ensure an effective Home Education experience, both the school and the parent must communicate, collaborate and take charge of their responsibilities.

Parent Responsibilities 

  • Communicating and cooperating with the school 
     
  • Notifying the school annually of their intent to home educate their child
     
  • Referring to the Home Education Handbook when starting or refining their home education program
     
  • Taking the lead in planning, managing, providing, evaluating and supervising their children’s courses of study
     
  • Developing a home education program that enables the student to achieve appropriate learning outcomes, and submitting this program plan to the school
     
  • Choosing the curricula (which may or may not follow Alberta curricula)
     
  • Choosing learning resources, learning activities, instructional strategies, and assessment activities
     
  • Meeting at least three times annually with the Home Education Teacher to collaborate and evaluate student progress

School Responsibilities 

  • Communicating and cooperating with parents 
     
  • Providing a certificated teacher to collaborate and support parents with their Home Education plans
     
  • Providing assistance and advice upon request to improve student learning
     
  • Meeting with parents to evaluate student progress by reviewing the student's portfolio and making recommendations to help them improve
     
  • Collaborating with parents to ensure that each student meets their parent's educational outcomes in accordance with the Home Education Regulation
     

For more information contact:
Connections For Learning
Phone: 780-963-0507
Fax: 780-968-1088                                             
Email: cfl@psd70.ab.ca