Important Questions to Ask When Looking for a Home Education Associate Board or Associate Private (Independent) School
- Are all your facilitators home educators? If not, what qualifications do your facilitators have that give them a good understanding of home education for Grades 1 through 12?
- What approaches of home education do your facilitators support and oversee?
- Will your facilitators be able to provide us with advice and suggested resources in the various subject areas?
- What can we expect during the two visits with the facilitator that are required in the Alberta Home Education Regulation?
- Are home visits with our facilitator compulsory or are there other places where we could meet?
- What are the expectations of the facilitator at these meetings? What do they expect to see in a home education program and portfolio?
- What is your perspective regarding the role of the school board or private school in evaluating a student’s progress (e.g., testing, assessments)? Will my children have to write the Alberta Student Learning Assessments or Provincial Achievement Tests? What happens if they don’t?
- What is your perspective on report cards for home educated students? Are they necessary? If so, who prepares them: the parent or the facilitator?
- Are your facilitators able to recognize special needs in students and suggest resources and methods to assist parents in teaching such students?
- What is my recourse if, during the year, my facilitator and I don’t agree?
If you are uncomfortable with the answers, shop around.
It is important that you know you have specific rights within the Alberta Home Education Regulations, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and precedent set by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Home Education Associate Boards or Associate Private (Independent) Schools within Alberta
|Style of education program offered||Faith base/secular board||Homeschool Administration||Associate Board or Private (Independent) School||Website||Phone #||Email Address||Mailing Address||Notes:|
|Parent Directed||Private Christian Faith based school||40 Mile Home Education||Cherry Coulee Christian Academyemail@example.com||Bag 10370, Bow Island, AB, T0K 0G0||Mike Daniels (Coordinator)office# (403) 545-2107|
|Parent Directed||Private Christian Faith based school||Harvest Baptist Academy||780-916-6086||26404 AB-16, Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 3H5||Contact Brian Coldwell|
|Parent Directed||Private Christian Faith based school||Education Unlimited||Airdrie Christian Academyfirstname.lastname@example.org||PO Box 90, Kingman, Alberta, T0B 2M0|
|Parent Directed||Private Christian Faith based school||Lighthouse Christian Academy||Lighthouse Christian Academy||www.lighthousechristianacademy.ca/Home%20Education.email@example.com||4290 – 50 Street Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 0H3||Brittany Krook (403) 877-1487|
Laurel Allan (403) 318-6849
|Parent Directed||Private Christian Faith based school||Roots||The Father’s House Christian Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org||Roots Homeschooling|
PO Box 68098
Calgary, AB – T3G 3N8
|Executive Administrator Tammy Eacott|
|Parent Directed||Private Christian Faith based school||Streams Learning||The Father’s House Christian School||https://streamslearning.com||(403) email@example.com||PO BOX 3177, Morinville, Alberta, T8R 1S1||Principal John Ross – Principal-at-Large|
|Parent Directed||Catholic Separate Board||The Home Education Exchange T.H.E.E.||Elk Island Catholicfirstname.lastname@example.org||Thee|
310 Broadview Rd, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 1A4
|Director Brett Bowers|
|Parent Directed||Private Catholic Faith based school||WISDOM Home Schooling||The Gilbertine Instituteemail@example.com||Box 78 Derwent, AB T0B 1C0||Home education Principal Simon Noster|
|Parent Directed||Private Secular school||W.I.S.E. Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton||The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton||www.thewise.ca/programs/home-education-facilitation||(780) firstname.lastname@example.org||7211 – 96 A Avenue Edmonton, AB T6B 1B5|
|Parent Directed||Private Secular school||Willow Home Ed||Third Academy||www.willowhome.ca||(403) email@example.com||Willow Home Ed Bay 3, 510-77 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2H 1C3|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Private Christian Faith based school||BCS@Home||Bearspaw Christian Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org||15001 – 69 Street NW Calgary, AB T3R 1C5|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Catholic Separate Board||Centre for Learning at Home||Christ the Redeemer School||www.centreforlearning.ca||(403) email@example.com||200 – 109 Southbank Blvd, Okotoks, AB T1S 0G1|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Public faith based school with Public Board||Hope Christian School||Prairie Land Public School Division||www.hopechristianschool.ca||(403) firstname.lastname@example.org||Box 235 Champion, AB T0L 0R0|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Private Christian Faith based school||Koinonia@Home||Koinonia Christian School – Red Deer||www.koinonia.ca||(403) email@example.com||6014 – 57 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 4S9||Evelyn Bellerive|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Public Faith based school with Public Board||Northstar Academy (aligned with Golden Hills)||School Division #75||https://nsaschool.ca||1(866) firstname.lastname@example.org||Box 2220 103-1001 20th Avenue Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Catholic Separate Board||Rockyview School Division Community Learning Centres||School Division #email@example.com||2651 Chinook Winds Dr SW Airdrie, AB T4B 0B4|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Catholic Separate Board||School of Hope – Vermillion||East Central Alberta Catholic||www.schoolofhope.org||(780) 853-2188Toll Free: firstname.lastname@example.org||5212 Railway Avenue Vermilion, AB T9X 1C2|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Catholic Separate Board||Home Education – RDCRS (formerly Families Learning Together)||Red Deer Catholic||www.stjohnpaul2school.ca/traditional-home-education||(403) email@example.com||Montfort Centre 5210 – 61 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 6N8||Kathy & Daryl Snider – Home Education Coordinators|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Public Board||Argyll Center||Edmonton Public School Boardfirstname.lastname@example.org||T0K 0G0|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Public Board||Black Gold School Division||Black Gold School Division||https://email@example.com||3rd Floor|
1101 – 5th Street
|Jennifer Southcomb, Coordinator|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Public Independent School||By Design||Summit West Independent School||https://summitwestschool.ca/home-education||(587) firstname.lastname@example.org||Summit West Independent School 178003 112 Street West, Foothills, AB T1S 0V8|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Public Board||CBE Home Education||Calgary Board of Education||http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/HomeEducation/Pagesemail@example.com||5505 4A Street SW Calgary, AB, T2V 0Z7|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Public Board||Connections for Learning||Parkland School Division||https://cfl.psd.ca/programs/home-education||(780) firstname.lastname@example.org||4300 43 Street Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 1J4|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Public Board||Golden Hills Learning Academy||School Division #75||www.goldenhillslearningacademy.com||403-934-5179||116 – 3rd Avenue Strathmore, AB T1P 1B9|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Public Board||Myrnam Outreach and Homeschool Centre||St Paul Education Regional Division #1||www.mohc.ca||(780) 366-3801||MOHC@sperd.ca||5101 – 50st PO Box 160 Myrnam, Alberta T0B 3K0|
|Both Parent Directed (1-12) & Teacher Directed (high school only)||Public Board||Palliser Beyond Borders||Palliser School Division||www.palliserbeyondborders.com||(403) email@example.com||Palliser Beyond Borders, Box 1149 102b 1 Street South Vulcan, Alberta T0L 2B0||Jason Kwasny|
|Both Parent Directed & Teacher Directed||Private Secular school||Phoenix Foundation||Private School||www.phoenixfoundation.ca||(403) firstname.lastname@example.org||320 – 19 Street SE Calgary, AB T2E 6J6|
Please note: The inclusion of these homeschool authorities on our website is meant to be a service to our constituents and does not constitute an endorsement by AHEA.