Listen to this video to learn about home education and how it works at Palliser.
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Home Education @ Palliser
students in the Palliser region and others from Alberta are welcome to apply to partner with Palliser to home educate.
Palliser Regional Schools does support a parent's wish to home educate their child as outlined in the School Act in Alberta
Parent-Directed Home Education: Experience the Palliser way! Find your potential with Palliser! Palliser will partner with you to support your child's learning.
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 unless you are following these guidelines.
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 Alison Hancox @ (403) 485-6180.