Home Education @ Palliser
Palliser's Home Education School offers three pathways for families interested in home education.
- Traditional Home Education - For Parents looking to individualize and lead their child's education
- This Pathway is suitable for students in Kindergarten to Grade 9.
- The parent is the educator in this program. Families are required to create a Home Education Plan for each child, following either the Alberta Program of Studies or Alberta's Home Education Regulations.
- Each child is eligible for a reimbursement of up to $900/child ($450/child for Kindergarten) for resources for educational purposes.
- Palliser offers facilitated academic workshops and activities throughout the school year to support the learning of the Traditional Home Education students.
- For students in Grades 10-12, this Traditional Home Education Pathway is available but does not provide a pathway to achieving an Alberta High School Diploma.
- Shared Pathway to Graduation - For families looking for an Alberta high school diploma, paired with the flexibility of home education
- This structured, shared-responsibility pathway combines online core courses (Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies) through Palliser Beyond Borders with the flexibility for students to pursue their own interests.
- Families will co-create a Home Education Plan with Palliser's Home Education Facilitator.
- Along with four Online Core Courses each school year, students will follow a parent led Alberta Program of Studies approved set of credits that best meet the needs of the student while adhering to the requirements of the program.
- In each grade level 10-12, the student will be required to plan and complete a personal project. The intent of this Palliser requirement is to ensure that students are able to pursue a topic or activity they are passionate about and which is not addressed by an Alberta Education course.
- The "$650" grant - For traditional home education families interested in having their high school student(s) complete a course with an approved distance learning provider.
- Students are not required to use any of their Home Education funds, nor pay for the Distance Learning Course up front.
- As long as the student has not used this Grant to take a course from another Alberta School (online or print), there is no cost to the student.
- This grant is also available to non-Palliser Home Education students wishing to take an Online Class with Palliser Beyond Borders.
Inquiries can be addressed to Jason Kwasny, principal of Palliser Beyond Borders.