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British Columbia Homeschooling

Associations
Events
Field Trips
Distance Education Schools
Legal Information
Online Social Networks
Resources
Support Groups

Associations

B.C. Home Learners’ Association
BCHLA (Formerly CHEA) was founded to protect the individual rights of parents to choose the home education option and to conduct their child’s education according to their individual choices.

Events

Posted by People like You in our Homeschool-serving Community
Enter an Event you know about or control. Create and find notifications of homeschool events. Click here.

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Field Trips

British Colombia Field Trips
Educational places to visit in British Colombia.

Distance Education Schools

Please note, students enrolled with the government-operated schools are not officially homeschoolers.

Collaborative Educational Alternative Program
CEAP is a School District 69 (Qualicum) Grade K-12 program offered to families living in the central Vancouver Island Region.

Distance Education School of the Kootenays
For all students in School Districts 5, 6, 8, 10, 20, 51.

Heritage Christian Online School
We’re a long-established, independent school that has recently added a distributed learning program for homeschooled students. While we do offer online courses, we also offer enrollment to those who are using their own curriculum at home.

North Coast Distance Education School
For all students in School Districts 50, 52, 54, 82, 92.

North Island Distance Education School
For all students in School Districts 47, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 84, 85, and other provinces (except Saskatchewan) and other countries.

Northern B.C. Distance Education School
For all students in School Districts 59, 60, 81, 87, and in the Yukon.

Oak and Orca Bioregional School
The program provides an integrated BC curriculum, a bioregional focus with global perspectives, hands-on, child-centred activities, choices for your child, and full teacher support.

South Central Interior Distance Education School
For all students in Schools Districts19, 22, 23, 53, 58, 67, 73, 74, 83.

South Island Distance Education School
For all students in School Districts 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 and in Saskatchewan.

 

Independent Schools

SelfDesign Learning Center
(Formerly Wondertree Foundation) Our various programs enable authentic self-discovery and reflect respect for the rights of all learners, young and old, to assume responsibility for their own learning paths. Located in Creston, BC.

Legal Information

British Columbia Education Code
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
Not intended as legal advice. Laws for your information only.

Distributed Learning vs. Homeschooling
Students enrolled in a public or independent school distributed learning program and children who are registered as homeschooled by their parents have different legal definitions, rights and responsibilities under the School Act or Independent School Act.

Foundation Skills Assessment
This is a letter received from the Ministry of Education on the new Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA). It is not a required test for home educated learners; we still have freedom in the area of testing.

Home-schooling Statistics
Numbers of registered home-schooled students since the 1989/90 school year to the 2004-05 school year, including grants issued to registering schools.

Home Schooling Options
Various options are available to parents when choosing where and how their children will be educated. These include three options in which children complete their educational program at home.

 

Online Social Networks

BC Homeschoolers/Section 12/13 Registered option
A Facebook group for Registered/section 12\13 homeschoolers in BC. (DL or Enrollment is NOT considered homeschooling according to the BC government.)

BC Unschoolers/Homeschoolers
This is a BC Wide group for Homeschoolers / Homelearners/ Unschoolers.. whatever you call yourself to get information and support each other.

Resources

Vancouver Public Library
Lots of community resources and eBooks. Join a reading program for kids!

Support Groups

ABBOTSFORD

 

CHILLIWACK

 

EDSON

 

FRASER VALLEY

Homelearners South of the Fraser
A Homelearners support group centred in Surrey, British Columbia. We currently have members located in Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Langley, Abbotsford, and New Westminster.

KELOWNA

Kelowna Homeschoolers
This Facebook page has been specifically created to connect homeschool families in Kelowna BC.

OKANAGAN

 

PRINCE GEORGE

Homeschoolers of Northern BC – Prince George and beyond
This group is for anyone who schools their children at home anywhere in Northern BC. Registered, enrolled, just looking for info, all are welcome. Please use the group to post questions, information about events related to homeschool and curriculum you have available to sell.

Homeschooling in Prince George BC
Some of the events that are made available to PG Home members are: Monthly coffee nights; Support to homeschool families – those new to the journey, as well as those who are long time homeschoolers; Playgroups with other members; and more.

SOOKE

 

SURREY

Heritage Home Learners Christian Homeschool Support Group
By choosing to become a member of Heritage Home Learners, we choose to support each other in our diversity.

VANCOUVER AREA

Greater Vancouver Home Learners
We have listings of classes and activities offered to homelearners in the Greater Vancouver area. We also list many non-homelearning specific classes and clubs called Other Opportunities.

Greater Vancouver Parents of Special Needs Homeschoolers
At this time, to protect the privacy of our members and all of our awesome kids, this group is for parents of special needs kids only.

Homeschool Anime Vancouver
This group is open to homeschoolers in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland who are interested in Anime and Manga. For kids (and parents) who want to talk about and share their love of anime and manga, talk about upcoming events, and get together to cosplay, watch anime or share mangas.

 

VANCOUVER ISLAND

Home Learning Victoria – Blog
Feel free to wander around and check out what’s here — we’d love to read your responses. If you feel inspired to contribute a post or have a suggestion for a topic or link, just let us know. Created by Rebecca McClure.

Oceanside Homeschool Vancouver Island
A supportive environment to post about homeschooling. Also a way to invite other members to events/playdates, and share information.

Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Community Home Learning
A Facebook Group for Vancouver Island and Gulf Island home learning families to connect, chat and share resources.

Victoria Home Learners’ Network Association
A non-profit society created to support home learning families in the Greater Victoria area. Our membership is comprised of families who follow diverse home learning paths – from traditional approaches to home schooling to “radical” unschooling to everything in between.

 

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