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Parent-Directed Program

The Parent-Directed program is defined as having the ability to educate your child within the home with a parent-directed program.  Students follow an Educational Program Plan (EPP) designed by their parents and approved by our experienced facilitators. Learning is focused around student interests as well as dynamic family values, beliefs, lifestyles and faith, resulting in productive and inspired individuals within our global community. Support is available to parents and students through our facilitators who are also parents and teachers!

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  • Topics and curriculum is selected by parents. Parents may choose to follow the Alberta Program of Studies or to select from the 22 outcomes outlined in the Home Education Regulation. Outcomes posted below. 

  • Parents locate and select resources and determine instructional methods (how they will learn material and what they will use to teach it)

  • Parents select assessment methods (how will they show what they know)

  • Parents meet with facilitator early in year to discuss their Education Program Plan (EPP) ​

  • Facilitator meets with your family at least two times throughout year to discuss assessment/evaluation of child and evaluate student progress towards curricular outcomes

  • Facilitator can provide assistance with locating many teaching/learning resources and assessment materials

K - 9

It is not necessary that you cover all of the learning outcomes each year, but you should have a plan to cover them at some point in your child’s education.

(a) read for information, understanding and enjoyment,

(b) write and speak clearly, accurately and appropriately for the context,

(c) use mathematics to solve problems in business, science and daily life situations,

(d) understand the physical world, ecology and the diversity of life,

(e) understand the scientific method, the nature of science and technology and their application to daily life

(f) know the history and geography of Canada and have a general understanding of world history and geography,

(g) understand Canada’s political, social and economic systems within a global context

(h) respect the cultural diversity, the religious diversity and the common values of Canada, 

(i) demonstrate desirable personal characteristics such as respect, responsibility, fairness, honesty, caring, loyalty and commitment to democratic ideals,

(j) recognize the importance of personal well-being and appreciate how family and others contribute to that well-being,

(k) know the basic requirements of an active, healthful lifestyle,

(l) understand and appreciate literature, the arts and the creative process, 

(m) research an issue thoroughly and evaluate the credibility and reliability of information sources,

(n) demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills in problem solving and decision making,

(o) demonstrate competence in using information technologies, 

(p) know how to work independently and as part of a team,

(q) manage time and other resources needed to complete a task,

(r) demonstrate initiative, leadership, flexibility and persistence,

(s) evaluate their own endeavours and continually strive to improve, and

(t) have the desire and realize the need for life-long learning

10 - 12

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