Administrative Procedure 270
The Board has a responsibility to provide educational services and instruction to students residing within the area served by the Division.
The Division, in compliance with the School Act, also recognizes the right of parents to educate their child/children at home.
Division Home Education Student:
is a student who meets the requirements of the Home Education Regulation (A.R. 145/2006) and who receives more than one-half of his/her schooling program at home with instructional support provided by Division personnel.
- The parents providing the Home Education Program shall administer and manage the Home Education Program.
- Parents who intend to home educate their child/children must complete the prescribed Home Education Notification Form (Form 270-1) and forward it to the Superintendent or designate prior to August 15 of each school year.
- If the Home Education Program is to begin during the school year, the prescribed Home Education Notification Form (Form 270-1) must be forwarded to the Division 15 days prior to the withdrawal of the student from school.
- The proposed Home Education Program must:
- be prescribed, authorized, or approved by the Minister; or
- comply with Learning Outcomes for students receiving Home Education Programs that do not follow the Alberta Programs of Study.
- In response to the Home Education Notification Form (Form 270-1), the Superintendent or designate shall confirm in writing to the parents by August 30 or within 15 days, whichever is sooner, if the Division agrees to supervise the Home Education Program.
- The Division shall reimburse up to 50 per cent of the funding received on behalf of a student for study materials purchased by the parents, or shall supply materials. This reimbursement is for costs incurred for instructional materials verified by receipts.
- A student registered in the Division’s Home Education Program may have access to a Division school, provided such access is not disruptive to the program of the school. Such access must be arranged with the Principal, and the parents may be required to provide supervision.
- In accordance with the Home Education Regulations, the Division or parent may terminate participation in the Home Education Program.
- The Home Education Co-ordinator shall visit students and parents in the home, at the Division office, or at the local school a minimum of two times per school year, and shall complete a written report for each visit. As well, the Co-ordinator shall regularly contact parents to review student achievement.
- Home Education students following Alberta Education Curriculum in Grades 3, 6, and 9 shall write the Provincial Achievement Tests. The Home Education Co-ordinator shall advise parents of the time and location for their child's tests.
- If a student is recorded as having demonstrated that he/she has not met acceptable provincial standards, the Division shall assess the student to determine the student’s level of achievement in that subject.
- If appropriate resources are available, the Division shall agree to act as a willing non-resident Board for Home Education students residing within a reasonable distance from a Division school.
Section 8, 29, 39, 45, 123, 124, 125 School Act
Home Education Regulation 145/2006
Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12
Home Education Handbook
Last updated: July 2018