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How to Fill Out The Supervised Notification Form
Each student receives a minimum of $850.00 per year in reimbursement funding for their home education program as below:
As per Alberta Education's directive, no student receives any funding or benefit on a school program as below:
Alberta Programs of Study (APS Outcomes) Curriculum Summaries
Guidelines only - you do not have to follow these
Please see the High School Page for High school course outcomes
Alberta Programs of Study (APS Outcomes) Full Targets
Sample Home Education Plan Templates
These plans are presented to give you an idea of how to plan your child's education year. You may follow the 1400 APS outcomes per grade as per the curriculum summaries above, or you may choose to follow the 22 Home Education SOLO outcomes as presented below.
Please see the High School page for Grade 10 to 12 plans
Activities and Events (see also Support Groups)
Freelance Co-op Teachers
Home Education Supportive Medical Professionals
How-To Homeschool Alberta Books/Webinars
The Happy Homeschooling Handbook - Alberta Edition 2021-2022 Year
Considering homeschooling your child? Yes, you can! This 120 page book contains everything you need to homeschool in Alberta.
NEW! Includes a package of either grade 1-9 sample home education plans and/or grade 10-12 course proposal/summary templates
Credible information, regulations, responsibilities, how-to, tips and a whole lot of encouragement. You got this!
"An incredible, helpful resource! My husband loved it."- A Happy Reader
All net proceeds go to the Alberta Homeschooling Association to cover costs and keep our membership free!
"I would encourage it as "required reading" for all families new to homeschooling. It was so amazingly informative and answers 99% of the questions that pop up on this site. Very well written, the best money I've spent in a long time! Everyone even considering homeschooling should own a copy." - Homeschooling Parent
Print Book $23.95 plus $6.00 shipping
Unschooling To University Book - An Alberta Guide to Self-Directed Education
Buy local and order a signed copy direct from the author below:
Bonus! Get a copy of the book Parenting With Patience at no extra charge!
Home Education Self-Designed High School in Alberta for a Diploma Webinar
Need more detailed help and consultation?
Wondering how to home school your high school aged child? Your child can take on-line courses, classroom courses, or do Parent/self-designed high school, or even a combo of all three and still acquire a diploma. This session is not sponsored by any school authority. Register for the 90 minute webinar recording and find out everything you need to know! Presented by Judy Arnall, Homeschool parent of 4 High school graduates/Scholarship recipients and 3 who have graduated university.
This detailed session is not sponsored by any school board so we can have a frank discussion. It is provided by Professional Parenting.
Fee: $49.95 plus GST, includes 90 minute recording, course proposals and summaries, and live consultation.
Topics covered are:
- The future of education
- How high school works in Alberta
- Choices in homeschooling high school
- How to do Parent/self designed high school course by course
- Course descriptions
- What is university like and what is the real scoop on homeschooling acceptance?
- Special needs in high school
- Brain development and motivation
- How to access resources for Parent/self designed courses
Free Alberta Education Grade-Specific Curriculum
Purchase curriculum if you are going to use it. Many unschoolers do not use prescribed curriculum. A library card and internet access is all you really need to start the homeschooling year until you discover how your child learns best (through workbooks, or hands-on kits, videos, field trips, etc.) Many children, especially in the younger grades dislike workbooks and textbooks, but if you need to purchase them, be sure to check with your school board first because they can order them for you with a discount applied.
There are no grades 1-3 in ADLC and Solaro resources because those grades are primarily focussed on children-learning-to-read, so that children can read-to-learn in grades 4 to 9. In the classroom, teachers have little choice but to teach kids through textbooks and workbooks because they have to deliver content to a large number of children. At home, you don't have to use workbooks and textbooks, because you are only teaching a small number of children. You can use hands-on activities, fun games and movies. If your child is in grades 1-3, you can spend the time at home cuddled up and reading with them. Let them learn through play activities. A variety of books is available at the local library. In addition to reading a varity of books, you can help your child with math concepts by baking, cooking, and discussing how counting works. Check out the "Curriculum Summaries" under the website tab of Resources to know what your child will cover in Math and English Language Arts in grades 1-3.
Here are some easy-to-read targets so you can customize activities:
Free materials for each grade and subject is available on Learn Alberta. These are student resources.
Includes the 15 most important concepts per grade and subject from grades 4-9
Sign up at the Calgary or Edmonton Public Library and get access to SOLARO - Online free Alberta Education courses for grades 3-12 through the Public Library System
Here is Alberta Education's suggested reading list for grades 4 to 12. Many titles are available through Kindle, Kobo and other e-book distributors. In high schools, children read 1 novel a year. Homeschoolers read 10-50 novels a year because they have the time. Reading leads to enrichment of language skills and insight needed for English Language Arts and Social Studies.
The Key, and SNAP workbooks are excellent overviews of the concepts required in Alberta High School Courses.
For free math and science videos on every topic possible, visit Kahnacademy.org. Homeschoolers best-kept secret!
There are also many ways to learn math without a workbook through hands-on activities. Here are some suggestions
If you need more paper curriculum, there are several great workbooks available at Costco, Chapters and Scholars Choice.
Popular Curriculums for Grades 1-9
Math Makes Sense - Textbooks for "Discovery Math"
Canadian Curriculum Workbooks
English Language Arts
Spelling Workout - Modern Curriculum Press
Plaid Phonics - Modern Curriculum Press
Essentials in Writing
Language Arts Handbook
Canadian Curriculum Workbooks
World Wide Curriculum
Alberta Educational Services
Scholarships for Home Education
Alberta Education Resource Departments
Alberta Education Government Homeschooling Phone 780-427-6272