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
- See Alberta Education
- See the Education Act
- Home Education regulation
- Home education handbook
- Home education plan
Inquiries can be addressed to Jason Kwasny, principal of Palliser Beyond Borders.