Serving the Home Education community.

Defining Home Education

There are many different approaches to home educating, and it’s not unusual for a home educating family to change their approach as they become more comfortable and experienced with home educating.

Home Education in Alberta Compared to School-at-Home

Home Education in Alberta (under the Home Education Regulation) Compared to School-at-Home (under the School Act and associated regulations)

It is important to know that there are two ways to homeschool in Alberta: parents may notify of their intent to home educate their children or they may register their children in a school program that takes place at home. In Alberta, the term “homeschoolers” can refer to families who homeschool by means of:

  • a parent-directed home education program that is operating and funded under the Home Education Regulation;
  • a teacher-directed school-at-home program (including online) that is operating and funded under the School Act;
  • a “blend” of a parent-directed home education program and a teacher-directed school-at-home program.

It is important to know that there are two ways to homeschool in Alberta: parents may notify of their intent to home educate their children or they may register their children in a school program that takes place at home. In Alberta, the term “homeschoolers” can refer to families who homeschool by means of:

  • a parent-directed home education program that is operating and funded under the Alberta Home Education Regulation;
  • a teacher-directed school-at-home program (including online) that is operating and funded under the School Act;
  • a “blend” of a parent-directed home education program and a teacher-directed school-at-home program.

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