Home Education Through Homeschooling
Homeschooling is an alternative method of teaching offered outside the B.C. educational system as an educational program provided to a child by a parent, not under the supervision or direction of a qualified teacher. The parent must deliver the entire educational program to their child at home. Homeschooling is not the same as distributed learning. Distributed learning programs or courses are taught by qualified persons who are certified by the Ministry’s Teacher Regulation Branch.
Steps for Registering for Homeschooling:
- review the SD48 Home Education Policy;
- review the School Act policy on Homeschooling; and,
- review the Ministry of Education’s Homeschool Website and Homeschooling Policy webpage.
Meet with your child’s school Principal to:
- ensure you understand the alternatives for having your child educated at home (SSO);
- review the SD48 Homeschool Policy and current provincial policies; and,
- discuss the resources and supports available to your child while being Homeschooled.
Register your child for Homeschooling:
- if you are new to SD48 please complete Student Registration Form and the SD48 Homeschool Registration Form; or,
- if your child is already a SD48 student, please fill out the SD48 Homeschool Registration Form and return it to your child’s school.
NOTE: Should a student wish to return to their local school mid-year, their return would be contingent upon space being available at that time.