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     Shared Responsibility Program

Upon meeting with our facilitator, a personalized learning plan that is unique to the student will be developed.

Welcome to a partnership between MOHC and NMS!

A "Shared Responsibility" Program is defined as the ability to follow the traditional, parent-led homeschool path while integrating with the Alberta Program of Studies set forth by Alberta Education.  

This partnership offers great flexibility and many opportunities for all MOHC students.  Among a variety of academic studies, students will have access to the same options as an NMS student including:

  • Athletics teams

  • Extracurricular clubs (drama, art, etc)

  • Project-based learning and field trips

  • CTS courses including welding, construction, woodworking, and design

  • And much more!

A Shared Responsibility Program with NMS can:

  • offer program enhancements to give families local access to workshops and extra curricular activities (sports, fine arts, construction/welding, etc.)

  • give students accessibility to certificated teachers for program assistance

  • allow access to a wide variety of resources at little to no cost to the family

  • assist parents with course content as students progress with higher level learning

  • offer a learning area that is suitable for the student complete with computer/ printer/copier access

  • give families the opportunity to teach program portions that they are comfortable with while allowing NMS staff to continue with the remainder

Grade 10-12:

¨ Horticulture

¨ Environmental Science

¨ Greenhouse Technician Certification

  (Green Certificate)

¨ Green and Sustainable Energy Systems

¨ 3D Printing and Design Studies

¨ Foods

¨ Construction

¨ Welding

¨ Religious Studies

¨ Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Geography)

¨ Forensic Sciences

¨ RAP (Registered Apprenticeship Program)


Grade 5-12:

¨ Robotics

¨ Foods

¨ Woodworking & Construction

¨ 3D Printing & Design Studies

¨ Religious Studies

¨ And much more!


Grade K-9:

¨ German Culture & Language

¨ Music

¨ Art

¨ Religious Studies​


  • Flexibility to complete the entire or selected portions of the educational program at home, directed by parents. In addition, programs can be delivered by the school with guidance from New Myrnam School’s certificated teachers

  • Can follow the Alberta Program of Studies

  • High school students can earn Alberta high school credits necessary for post-secondary programs

  • Access to a wide variety of options courses 

  • The ability to access resources from the New Myrnam School (classroom libraries, the School & Public Library, textbook and workbook materials, computers and printers, and much more)

  • Assessment tools are available to help evaluate student progress

  • Access to a career counsellor to help with post-secondary and/or career planning

  • Religious Studies programs through the Christian and Catholic lenses are available for K-12

  • The German Language and Culture program option for students in grades K-9 integrates Bible Studies and special events into the programming

Further Benefits of a

     Shared Responsibility Program Include...

  • ability to follow a customized program based on individual needs

  • students can work at their own pace

  • attendance expectations will be determined on a per-student basis, taking various factors into account

  • reduced workload possibilities for students who are employed (e.g. students may work on one course at a time if required by employment schedules)

  • discipline issues are significantly reduced

  • low student - teacher ratios, resulting in constructive and meaningful interactions with a focus on student needs

  • students have access to specialized training and education supports

  • students can complete coursework on an accelerated schedule if desired

  • second chances for students to succeed

  • negative and stressful school experiences become positive as teachers have the opportunity to work, discuss and support students on a one-to-one basis

Shared Responsibility programs offer an assortment of opportunities like Drama Club, Renewable Energy Projects, Athletics, Food Studies, Welding, Construction, specialized programming such as the German Culture & Language program along with field trips galore and so much more!

Promoting Choice in Education