Homeschooling resources

Find A Supervising School Authority

School Board Contact List 2019-2020


Home Education Notification Form

Sample Home Education Plan General Template

Reference Documents

NEW! Online Learning Guides for Families and School Authorities 2019

Home Education Regulations Written in Lay Person's Language

Government Alberta Education Home Education Handbook 2010

Government Home Education Regulations 2010

Guide To Education 2019

Each student receives a minimum of $835.00 per year in reimbursement funding for their home education program as below:

Home Education Funding Reimbursement Rules

As per Alberta Education's directive, no student receives any funding or benefit on a school program as below:

Teacher-Directed, On-line, Paper-based Funding Rules

teacher-directed funding

PCE - Home education is a distinction of "authority" and not "location"

Alberta Programs of Study (APS Outcomes) Curriculum Summaries


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Curriculum Outcomes for Home Educators Grades K-12

Please see the High School Page for High school course outcomes

Sample 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.

Grade 1 Sample Education Plan

Grade 2 Sample Education Plan

Grade 3 Sample Education Plan

Grade 4 Sample Education Plan

Grade 5 Sample Education Plan

Grade 6 Sample Education Plan

Grade 7 Sample Education Plan

Grade 8 Sample Education Plan

Grade 8 Shared Responsibility Sample Education Plan

Grade 9 Sample Education Plan

Please see the High School page for Grade 10 to 12 plans

Activities and Events (see also Support Groups)

SHINE Society for the Homeschool Network of Edmonton

Calgary and Area Activities and Events Group

Edmonton and Area Activities and Events Group

Jim McGinn's Calgary Homeschooling Resources Site

Curriculum Sellers

Free Alberta Programs of Study Curriculum for Grades 4-9. Covers key points in each grade/subject.

Grades 1-3 is not represented as it is mostly about teaching kids to read, write and basic education with hands-on learning.

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

Canadian Homeschooling Purchase Facebook Group

CHER Canadian Home Education Resources

Secular Alberta Homeschooling Curriculum Sale

Education Station, Edmonton

Scholars Choice

Wintergreen Teaching Resources

Science Is

Western Campus Resources - Alberta Education High School Textbooks

Homeschool Canada


Home Learning Connections, Elizabeth Grace, Calgary. Tutoring, essay marking, diploma prep, learning strategist.

Professional Parenting and Education, Judy Arnall, Calgary, Education consulting.

Natural Capacity Counseling, Donna Vanderlip, BC. Learning strategist and education consulting.

The Inspired Teacher, Tara Fry, Calgary. Tutoring, essay marking, diploma prep.


Happy Homeschooling Handbook - Alberta Edition 2019-2020 Year

Alberta Happy Homeschooling Handbook

Considering homeschooling your child? Yes, you can! This 100+ page book contains everything you need to homeschool in Alberta.

Credible information, regulations, responsibilities, how-to, tips and a whole lot of encouragement. You got this!

NEW! Includes a package of either grade 1-9 sample learning plans or grade 10-12 course proposal/summary templates

All net proceeds go to the Alberta Homeschooling Association to cover costs and keep our membership free!

See Inside the Table of Contents

Print Book $19.95 plus $6.00 shipping


Canadian Home Education Online Conference

National Home Education Conference - September 2019

Inspired Calgary - September 2019

Wisdom High School Conference - November 2019

Canadian Free Online Homeschool Conference - February 2020

Western Canadian Catholic Homeschool Conference - March 2019

AHEA Homeschool Conference - April 2019

Alberta Education Resource Departments

Richard Arnold, Finance and Reimbursements

Daylene Lauman, Online, Paper-based and Teacher Directed Programs

Randy Billey, Field Services Manager

Amanda Henry, Chief of Staff, Education Minister

Curtis Clarke, Deputy Education Minister

Hon David Eggen, Education Minister


AHA! Homeschooling 101

AHA! Spring Visits: What to Expect

AHA Help! My Child Won't Do The Work!

AHA! Choosing a School Authority, Program and Creating an Education Plan


Parents for Choice in Education

Alberta Independent Schools and Colleges Association

Unschooling Canada Association

Alliance of Self-Directed Education

Home School Legal Defense Canada

Canadian Websites

Unschooling Canada Association Facebook Support Group

Unschooling Canada Association Facebook Page

Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko's Blog "Radio Free School"

Jan Hunt's Website "The Natural Child Project"

Pam Laricchia's Blog "Living Joyfully"

Wendy Priesnitz' Blog "Life Learning"

Carlo Ricci's Blog "Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning"

Attachment Parenting Canada's Home Education

Judy Arnall's Blog "Unschooling To University"

Facebook - Indigenous Homeschoolers

Tip Sheets on Homeschooling

Why Would I Consider Home Education?

Home Education Myths

10 Worries of New Home Educators

8 Parenting and Education Myths Not Backed by Research

Homeschooling Advantages and Disadvantages

Does Your Parenting Style Match Your Homeschooling Style?

How Does an Unschooler change a Light Bulb? A Day in the Life of an Unschooler

Tips for Applying to Colleges, Universities and Tech Schools

Setting Up Your Home for Success

Ten Things to Know About Unschooling

What about Socialization?

Is Minecraft Educational?

Video Game Benefits

Unschooling and STEM Careers

Homeschooling Glossary of Terms

Why you should take your children out of public school, by Brent Kreuger

Ways to Learn Math Without a Workbook

The Back-to-School Schedule When You Unschool

10 Reasons to Get the Degree (or Diploma or Certificate)

Screen Time Mitigates Summer Learning Loss

Self-Directed Education Alliance Article: Unschooling 101

Are All-inclusive Vacations Educational? You bet!

The "Back to School" Schedule When You Unschool

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