Home Education

Home Education @ Palliser

Palliser Regional Schools does support a parent's wish to home educate their child as outlined in the School Act in Alberta

Parent-Directed programming (grades 1-12) adheres to the provincial Home Education regulation

  • Parents design their children's learning experience.
  • Allows flexibility to choose educational focus for the school year  including resource selection, instructional methods and forms of assessment.
  • The parent is the primary educator, with Palliser teachers providing support with program planning, resource selection, instructional approaches and methods of assessment.

Please note: a complete 100 credit Alberta High school diplomas are not earned through a Parent-Directed high school program stream

Parents have four key responsibilities:

  • submit a home education plan (HEP) that meets the Home Education Regulation requirements
  • submit a mid and a year end written summary of the child’s progress toward the learning outcomes identified in  the home education plan
  • provide dated samples of the child’s learning in all of the subject areas identified in the home education  plan (minimum of 4 core subjects)
  • attend student progress review meetings with the child at least twice yearly with the Palliser teacher

Parents and parent-directed students will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Optional assistance in developing a Home Education Plan (HEP)
  • ability to update the home education plan as a living document

Please refer to the following publications to become familiar with home education programming in Alberta

Inquiries can be addressed to Jason Kwasny, principal of Palliser Beyond Borders.

When working toward meeting learning outcomes, logistics play an important role. Once again Alison’s background in technology based education shows her mastery of the technical skills needed to help students achieve their goals. While working on the leadership conference alongside Alison, it was no challenge to understand what my role was or how I was to undertake my next responsibility. With detailed emails, organized Google Hangout sessions, scheduled meetings, and clear deadlines for deliverables, each and every student was equipped with the resources to ensure they could accomplish the work the needed.

Andrew, 12

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