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Learning Outcomes - how do you choose your curriculum

Choice one: Follow the Alberta Program of Studies

Parents may choose to follow the Alberta Program of Studies. The curriculum may be delivered by the parent.

  • In highschool, if the curriculum is delivered by the parent the student will not receive credit towards the Alberta High school diploma.
  • If the student wants to earn credit, the curriculum must be delivered by a certificated Alberta teacher. This option is available through Palliser Beyond Borders online high school program.
    • The online program may be delivered as the entire high school program or concurrently with another high school in Alberta. 
  • The learning outcomes for the alberta program of Studies is identified for each grade and subject at these websites:
  • These I can statements can be used as a guide in planning for the focus in grades 1-9 by subject.

Assessment of the learning outcomes will be done by the parent if this home education pathway is chosen. The role of the facilitator will be to provide guidance to help ensure the students is at grade level in literacy and numeracy. Grade level is identified in the learning outcomes for these subject areas in each grade. A year end celebration of learning is designed for the students to share their learning and achievements of these learning outcomes. See more under the assessment tab.

Students whose learning plan follows this route will be expected to participate in the provincial achievement tests  (PAT) in grades 6, 9 in language arts and math. If the student is  following the Alberta Program of Studies in science and social studies they are expected to participate in these PAT's as well.  

Choice two: choose your own curriculum

Parents may choose their own curriculum which meets their child's needs and reflects family values, culture, language, religion. 

Assessment of the learning outcomes will be done by the parent if this home education pathway is chosen. The role of the facilitator will be to provide guidance to help ensure the students is at grade level in literacy and numeracy. Ggrade level is identified in the Alberta Program of Studies learning outcomes for these subject areas in each grade. A year end celebration of learning is designed for the students to share their learning and achievements of these learning outcomes. See more under the assessment tab.

Students whose learning plan follows this route will be expected to participate in the provincial achievement tests  (PAT) in grades 6, 9 in language arts and math.

The learning outcomes for this pathway are identified in the Learning Outcomes for Students Receiving Home Education Programs That Do Not Follow the Alberta Programs of Study


Learning Outcomes for Students Receiving Home Education Programs That Do Not Follow the Alberta Programs of Study

1 A basic education must provide students with a solid core program including language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

2 Students are expected to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will prepare them for life after high school. A basic education will allow students to


(a) read for information, understanding and enjoyment,


(b) write and speak clearly, accurately and appropriately for the context,


(c) use mathematics to solve problems in business, science and daily life situations,


(d) understand the physical world, ecology and the diversity of life,


(e) understand the scientific method, the nature of science and technology and their application to daily life,


(f) know the history and geography of Canada and have a general understanding of world history and geography,


(g) understand Canada’s political, social and economic systems within a global context,

(h) respect the cultural diversity, the religious diversity and the common values of Canada,


(i) demonstrate desirable personal characteristics such as respect, responsibility, fairness, honesty, caring, loyalty
and commitment to democratic ideals,


(j) recognize the importance of personal well-being and appreciate how family and others contribute to that
well-being,


(k) know the basic requirements of an active, healthful lifestyle,


(l) understand and appreciate literature, the arts and the
creative process,

(m) research an issue thoroughly and evaluate the credibility and reliability of information sources,


(n) demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills in problem solving and decision making,

(o) demonstrate competence in using information technologies,


(p) know how to work independently and as part of a team,


(q) manage time and other resources needed to complete a task,


(r) demonstrate initiative, leadership, flexibility and persistence,


(s) evaluate their own endeavours and continually strive to improve, and


(t) have the desire and realize the need for life-long learning.

Honestly, it is very rare to have teachers who reply really fast and that's like one of the best qualities about an online teacher. Thank you so much for being an amazing teacher and thank you very much.

Student, grade 12

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