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Merry Christmas from AHEA

 Christmas Greetings from AHEA!

One of my favorite verses is: Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

This year has been a year of highs and lows for the Home School Community in Alberta.

Some of you are new to home schooling while others have home educated for a decade or two. Some of us have only one or two children, while others have many more children. Some home school with workbooks, others unschool, and still others are eclectic in their approach to educating their children. Some are doing well financially while others are struggling hard each month. Many of us are home schooling out of conviction while others are home schooling out of desperation.

This year has also had many uncertainties for home school families living in Alberta. Some of us are reeling from an unexpected death or work issues. Others have health, parenting or relationship issues. Life might have been tough this year, but you have continued home schooling your children at home. (May God bless your efforts!)

The one thing we all have in common is the love that we have for our children and the desire to educate them at home. AHEA continues to advocate for home schooling in Alberta AND defends your right to home educate your children in Alberta. AHEA will continue to do so in 2019.

I continue to pray that God will renew your strength and resolve to home educate your children day by day. I pray that each of us will do what we can and then leave the rest in the hands of Almighty God. I also pray that God will give you peace and joy in the home school journey. 

I continue to live in faith, not fear - and that is the best word I can give you for the days ahead of us!

Happy Home Schooling AND Merry Christmas from AHEA!

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ARPA Alert about Bill 22

ARPA Alert about Bill 22

 The AHEA Board wants you to know about the ARPA Alert about Bill 22 that could negatively impact home schooling families in Alberta.

The Bill has already passed second reading and there is limited time to respond.

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It Is NEVER Too Late To Bring Your Kids Home

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Dear Parents,

How are things going with your children? Do you wish you had more input and time with each one of your children? Have you been thinking about having more say into how and what they are taught?

Home Schooling is an excellent option in Alberta. Why not join the Home School Community of Alberta? It is a strong, passionate community encouraging parents to meet the individual needs of their children. Parents have, and are, taking the plunge into home schooling as you read this.

Why would you choose to home school your children? Home schooling = Freedom!

  • Academics:
    • Home Schooling isn't hard to do.
    • Children can excel academically as home schoolers.
    • You will know exactly what your child is learning.
    • Your children get to learn their way and at their pace.
    • You want your child to love learning and to follow their interests.
  • Socialization:
    • You can teach your child practical life skills and academics
    • There is better socialization with much less peer pressure and unhealthy bullying.
    • Children can have time for creative play and following their interests and talents.
  • Priority on Family:
    • Families get to spend the best hours of each day together!
    • You get to teach your children the values that are important to you.
    • You can to be the master of your own schedule and decide what works best for your family.
    • There is flexibility in learning and lifestyle.
    • You want to spend more time with your child / children.
    • Your child is asking to home school.
    • Your child has special needs and would do better at home.

​You do have the freedom to educate your children at home anytime you wish. You can still make a
decision to home school your children, and until Sept. 28, 2018 the funding will follow your child to the
new board you choose to register with. It is better to decide before then, of course, but you will find
boards are often open to accepting students throughout the year because they are passionate about your
freedom to choose and the benefits that home education brings. Call a few to help decide which one you
would like to go with and ask for help. All of them want to help your family succeed at home education.

What do you need to do? Fill out a Notification Form and a copy of a birth certificate or passport for
each child to the home school administration of your choice. Once your family has been accepted, bring
your child home!

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Adult Sponsorships for the National Home Education Conference

Hi Everyone!

The Alberta Home Education Association would like to extend an invitation to you, our Home School Leadership in Alberta and AHEA Families.  

As some of you may be aware, the annual National Home Education Conference, formerly known as the National Leadership Conference,  is being held in Edmonton this year. The dates of the conference are September 13 - 15.  You can find out more information regarding the conference here.

This Conference is a wonderful way to train and equip home educating individuals and couples for  home school leadership in our Province, as well as to connect with home school leadership from across Canada who will also be in attendance. The AHEA Board has made it a priority for Board Members to attend for many years and would love to encourage as many as possible AHEA members to attend this year, too.

AHEA has allocated funds to sponsor a number of registrations for individual AHEA members or anyone involved with home school leadership in Alberta.

Please note: transportation, accommodation, meals, and other expenses are not covered by the sponsorship.

In order to apply for the AHEA sponsorship to NHEC 2018, please download and fill out our PDF application form, and email it to Terry Yaceyko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 15th, 2018.
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Youth Sponsorship for the National Home Education Conference

 Hi Everyone!

The Alberta Home Education Association would like to extend an invitation to you, our Home School Teen Leadership in Alberta.

As some of you may be aware, the annual National Home Education Conference, formerly known as the National Leadership Conference, is being held in Edmonton this year. The dates of the conference are September 13 - 15. You can find out more information regarding the conference here.

There is a teen track at this conference and AHEA would like to sponsor 2 individual registrations for the Youth Component of the Conference.

Please note: transportation, accommodation, meals, and other expenses are not covered by the sponsorship.

"iNegotiate – International Diplomacy and Human Rights

This program presents students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the challenges faced by diplomats and foreign ambassadors at an international summit. Throughout the program, your student will have to choose between making demands and exercising diplomacy; forming alliances and burning bridges. They will have to know when to speak and when to bide their time. They will be forced to make decisions and accept responsibility for how those decisions impact the nations they represent. In the midst of a fun and engaging environment, they will get a glimpse of the weight and responsibility that comes with great power and influence. Their character will be grown, their minds will be stretched, and to be successful, they will need to act with honor, integrity, and much wisdom. We look forward to seeing how God uses this in the lives of our members, and we would like to invite you to send your student to be an ambassador at Generation Joshua's iNegotiate.

Please note, the iNegotiate program requires a certain number of participants to be successful, if not enough teen registrations are received the teen program may change."

​In order to apply for the AHEA sponsorship to NHEC 2018, please download and fill out our PDF Application form, and email it to Terry Yaceyko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 31, 2018..

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