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.
Alberta Home Education Association
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!
- 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.
- 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!
the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
"an error of judgement"
"that is not, in my judgement, the end of the matter"
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a misfortune or calamity viewed as a divine punishment.
"the events of the last week are a judgement on us for our sinful ways"
Allow me to set the stage…
There was a great deal of behind-the-scenes manoeuvering for the dates on the injunction hearing and ruling that would determine if schools would be seen as non-compliant with Bill 24. Schools had to file their paperwork by June 30, indicating that they agreed to be compliant on the form in order to successfully submit it online. Without indicating their compliance and being able to submit the form — eerily similar to the Canada Summer Jobs attestation scandal that is plaguing the current federal government — they would have to submit a paper copy instead and could expect to face the consequences. Trying to comply with Alberta Education and still remain true to their faith, the twenty-six faith-based schools listed as plaintiffs in the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) court case and injunction, and many, many more schools behind the scenes, rooted for a sliver of hope and for some time to continue being themselves until the case is heard sometime in 2019.
They were not alone. . .
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.