Understanding Homeschooling Choices

Many families are reaching out to Parents for Choice in Education for information on homeschooling.

All homeschooling is not alike- and we are using the word homeschooling as a catch phrase for all students that school at home rather than in a brick and mortar school.

We thank Koinonia for explaining the options well  in this document that we share: HERE.

Centre for Learning@HOME also offers and explanation of the options: HERE. They also sent out a letter to parents explaining the changes to aligned and blended school funding for the 2016/2017 school year and this can be read HERE. All home school programs are facing these changes in different ways, so contact your home school program to see how your funding for blended and aligned programs will be changed. Home education (traditional) funding will remain the same.

Contact the home education programs listed below and ask what they offer and which school board or private school authority you will be registered with if your chose to use them to assist you in your home school journey.

The location of the school board or private school authority operating each home school program is not as important as the kind of support each program offers parents and children. Don’t look at the location so much as the program (faith perspective, extra curricular group activity offerings, how teachers and facilitators will engage your children and yourselves as parents, whether they offer traditional, blended or online options, etc.)

Chose the home school program that provides the type of home schooling you feel best suits your child’s needs.

PCE hopes this helps anyone interested in exploring the option of schooling their children at home.

Here is a list of some home education programs offered by public school boards or private school authorities in Alberta:

Centre For Learning @ Home

Address in Okotoks: Box 137, 46 Elma St
Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1J7
phone: 403-938-4119
Address in Edmonton: Box 67139 Meadowlark
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Y3
phone: 780-481-5670
Toll Free: 1-800-659-1945
Website: www.centreforlearning.ca
Registrar:  Jo Appleby   jappleby@redeemer.ab.ca
Dawn Humphrey   dhumphrey@redeemer.ab.ca

 


Education Unlimited

Address: Box 4, Site 7, RR #2
Tofield, Alberta, T0B 4J0
Phone: 780-662-3634
Toll Free: 1-877-662-3630
Website: www.educationunlimited.ca
E-mail: office@educationunlimited.ca

 


Families Learning Together

Address: Box 1267
Red Deer, AB, T4N 7B6
Contact: Kathy & Daryl Snider
Phone: 403-348-0723
Website: www.familieslearningtogether.com
E-mail: k.d.snider@shaw.ca

 


The Home Education Exchange (THEE)

Address: 201, 2 Athabascan Avenue
Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8A 4E3
Phone: 780-467-5511
Toll Free: 1-877-467-5510
Website: www.thee.ca
E-mail: brett@thee.ca

 



Koinonia Christian School

Address 6014 57 Ave
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4S9
Phone: 403-346-1818
Website www.koinonia.ca
E-mail: info@koinonia.ca

 Hope Christian School

Address:  Box 235, 320 – 3 Ave. N, Champion, AB  T0L 0R0

Phone number:

403-897-3019

Toll Free Phone number:

1-877-897-3131

Contact Email:

homeschool@hopechristianschool.ca or secretary@hopechristianchool.ca

Website: hopechristianschool.ca

 Hearthbrook Educational Services

Address: Cherry Coulee Christian Academy: 422 4th Street East, Bow Island,  Alberta  T0K 0G0  (403-545-2107) :  cherrycoulee@shaw.ca

Homeschool Program Inquiries: Hearthbrook Educational Services

Phone: 1-855-647-1999

Email:  funfam@telus.net  or  www.hearthbrook.ca



NorthStar Academy Canada

Address: Box 2220 103 1001 20 Ave Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Phone:403 335 9587Toll Free:1 877 335 1171

Website: www.northstaracademycanada.org

E-mail: office@nsaschool.ca

 



Roots Homeschooling Program

Address: 28 Laneham Place S.W
Calgary, AB T3E 5C5
Phone: 403-287-6685
Website: www.roots-homeschooling.com
E-mail: coordinator@rootshomeed.com
office@rootshomeed.com

 



Vermilion Home Schooling Program and the School of Hope

Address 5212 Railway Ave
Vermilion, AB, T9X 1C2
Phone: 780-853-2188
Toll Free: 1-888-350-HOPE (4673)
Website www.schoolofhope.org
E-mail: reception@schoolofhope.org

 



WISDOM Home Schooling

Address Box 78
Derwent Alberta, T0B 1C0
Phone: 780-741-2113
Website www.wisdomhomeschooling.com
E-mail: office@wisdomhomeschooling.com

There are also options to school directly through Alberta Distance Learning and other larger school boards like the Calgary Board of Education .

*This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, so if your program was missed, please send the contact information and we will add your program to our list.

 

Here is the Alberta Education explanation of responsibilities for home educated/blended school parents and school authorities: https://education.alberta.ca/home-education-blended-programs/responsibilities/