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Alberta Homeschooling

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

Associations

Alberta Home Education Association
Whether you are currently home schooling, looking into home education for the future, or just wanting information about the fastest growing education trend, we are happy to be of service to you.

Distance Education

Christ the Redeemer School Division in Okotoks
Presently supports nearly 750 home educated students throughout the province.

Holy Family CyberHigh
Student success since 1997; serving grades 7 to 12 students registered in Alberta. We are a caring, family focused, Christian environment, staffed by certified teachers specializing in interactive online instruction. Work towards your high school diploma with students around the province.

Online Learning Programs
The Online Learning Programs offered by Alberta School authorities are unique in delivery formats, registration processes, and face to face requirements.

School of Hope
We are a Catholic school which welcomes families from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Our school serves the educational needs of families in all parts of Alberta.

Events

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Field Trips

Alberta Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Alberta.

Legal Information

Home Education / Blended Programs
In Alberta, all children 6 years old or older must attend school until they turn 16. A publicly elected school board has the responsibility to serve all students whose parents reside within the board’s boundaries, including those students whose parents choose home education.

Home Education Regulation, Alta. Reg. 145/2006
Most recent version of the Alberta Home Education Regulations as of Jan 15, 2013. On August 1, 2006, a new Home Education Regulation came into effect, furthering government’s commitment to home education.

Achievement Test Administration-Policy
A student enrolled in a home education program shall complete the provincial achievement tests or an alternative form of assessment approved by the superintendent, in accordance with the Home Education Regulation, Alberta Regulation 126/99.

Curriculum Express
Provides a short explanation of school and what students learn – for parents who are English language learners. Resources in the series are available in English in general and Catholic versions for Kindergarten to Grade 3. From the Alberta Government.

Home education notification form
Updated January 2010. In WORD.

Policy 1.1.2 – Home Education
Education Programs and Services Policy Requirements; Policy, Regulations and Forms Manual for Alberta. January 2010.

Online Social Networks

Alberta Highschool Homeschoolers
This list is for parents of Alberta highschool homeschoolers (teens are welcome too, of course!). We will discuss the special challenges of homeschooling through the highschool years.

Alberta Home Education Association
AHEA serves the Home Education Community in Alberta and is committed to helping parents traditionally home educate their children.

Alberta Homeschoolers group
Support, information, sell/trade supplies… A way to connect with other homeschooling families in Alberta.

Alberta-hsparent
This is a friendly group for Alberta Homeschooling parents to come and discuss homeschooling related joys, issues and questions.

Central Alberta Homeschoolers
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Homeschoolers Central Alberta
This group is open to all homeschoolers in the Central Alberta region. It will be a place to chat, share and organize event/activities for homeschoolers, ask questions about homeschooling, curriculum, boards and support.

Homeschoolers of Alberta
This is a group for anyone in Alberta who either plans on homeschooling their children, have questions about homeschooling in Alberta, or are already homeschooling. We want this to be a great information center for anything and everything home school related.

Homeschooling the Highschool Years – Alberta
Homeschooling is a big job – as we all know. Homeschooling during the highschool years has its own special challenges. The stakes SEEM higher. There’s so much to know and, depending on who you talk to, there is different information.

Publications

Canada’s Homeschool Directory & Magazine
An Alberta magazine published three times a year.  It is available for free both online and in print.  Some of the information contained on the website includes: school boards, provincial regulations, articles, resource links, activities, support groups, conferences and homeschool products/services.

Resources

Alberta Educational Sites
A wealth of provincial resources for homeschoolers provided by AHBE.

Truelight Academy
LDS homeschooling support and resources in Alberta.

Wisdom Homeschooling
Homeschool administrative umbrella organization. Site tries some fancy programming which doesn’t always work.


Support Groups

Calgary

Calgary AP Homeschoolers
Calgary AP Homeschoolers is a support/information sharing group for parents committed to attachment parenting principles who are actively homeschooling/unschooling their children.

Calgary AP Homeschoolers – School Aged
This is a support and discussion group set up for homeschoolers, with children 6 and up registered with a school board, who are actively homeschooling their children.

Calgary Homeschool Activities
The purpose of this group is to facilitate the organization and coordination of homeschool activities and field trips in Calgary and surrounding region. Also on Facebook.

Calgary Homeschool Preschool
Parents live in or around Calgary, Alberta and are interested in ideas and support as they un-preschool or pre-homeschool their child who are not yet of school age (under 6 years old).

Calgary Homeschoolers
This is an email list for Alberta homeschoolers to talk about whatever they feel like talking about, with subjects ranging from homeschooling philosophies to the latest weather pattern.

Calgary Homeschooling Moms
For homeschooling Moms in Calgary and area.


Homeschool Calgary
Teaching materials, curricula, activities, workshops, programs, school boards, businesses, sale items, online sites, and shopping sites for homeschoolers. Pinterest boards.

NW Calgary Homeschooling Families
Group for families residing in the NW Calgary communities and also Airdrie and Cochrane who are actively homeschooling their children or interested in homeschooling.

Edmonton Area

Edmonton, Alberta and area Homeschoolers
This is a very active and entertaining list for Edmonton area homeschoolers. We gather to discuss events and issues pertinent to homeschooling lives. We welcome local people of all approaches and philosophies to join us.c

Edmonton and Area Aligned Homeschoolers
This is a group for parents who have opted to be fully aligned with their children, and want to be able to get advise or share successes with other aligned parents. Blended and Parent directed families are also welcome, but comments against those who are aligned will be deleted and members who continue to do this will be removed.

Edmonton and Area Catholic Homeschoolers
For Catholic homeschoolers in the Edmonton, AB area to connect.

Edmonton Catholic Home Educators Network
ED-CHEN is a network of Catholic families in the Edmonton, Alberta area. It is a place for Catholic families to meet to exchange information about or organize Catholic events, speakers or home school field trips.

Edmonton Homeschoolers
This is a list for Edmonton area homeschoolers to gather and discuss events pertinent to homeschooling lives. Yahoo Group.

Edmonton Westend Homeschoolers
A Homeschooling support group for those in the westend area of Edmonton. Although anyone is more then welcome to join. Our goal is to have this group be a fun and safe place to plan events, share ideas, and encourage each other in our homeschooling paths.

Homeschoolers of Edmonton Vineyards
Support group and/or fieldtrips etc for those homeschooling and attending the Edmonton Vineyards. Extended to friends and family.

Society for the Homeschool Network of Edmonton
Join SHiNE for information packed monthly meetings, exciting field trips, a fantastic newsletter.

South Edmonton Homeschoolers Meet Ups
This is a place only for homeschoolers. It is meant specifically for homeschoolers in the South Edmonton communities close to Ellerslie Road to arrange park days and group meet-ups close to home. It is a spin-off group from the Edmonton Homeschoolers Facebook Group, so if you aren’t a member with that group, you cannot be a member of this group. This is for safety reasons. Thank you.

Lethbridge

Lethbridge and area Christian Homeschoolers
A group that can work together to organize events and offer support to one another from a Biblical world view. As we embark on our second year here I am feeling the need to connect with others in this way, and to offer support and find support and encouragement from Christian brothers and sisters in the same place as we are.

Lethbridge Homeschoolers
Lethbridge Homeschoolers formerly known as Chinook Home Educator Support Network – group for homeschoolers in the southern Alberta region to find support, information and resources for homeschooling.

Parkland

Homeschoolers of Parkland County
We are here to encourage and support families who are interested in home education and plan/organize field trips.

Parkland Homeschool Group
A cooperative group of home educating families. Parkland offers support and assistance to families who are primarily responsible for the education of their children.

Sherwood Park

Homeschooling Preschoolers – Sherwood Park and Area
Families with preschool aged children who meet bi-weekly for preschool age activities and play time; and group support for families who may be new or old hands to homeschooling.

Sherwood Park and Area Homeschoolers
Welcome!! Please jump in and chat! Feel free to post events, activities, ideas, questions – as well as items for sale/ wanted.

St. Albert

Home Educators of St. Albert and Area
A support group for families choosing to Home Educate their children. Yahoo Group.

St. Paul

St. Paul Alberta Homeschool Group
We are group open to ALL interested homeschooling families. Most activities are geared for the whole family, but a few are tailored for parents or a specific age group. New families are always welcome.


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