FAQs

Do I need to be Catholic to register with The Centre for Learning@HOME?

No, we accept students from all faiths. The Centre for Learning@HOME, however, is a Christian community.

What are the age restrictions to register?

A student must be six years of age before the end of February 28, 2017 and not older than 19 on September 1st, 2016 to be registered for the 2016/17 school year.

Is there a deadline to register?

Students must be registered on or before September 30th. St. Paul’s Academy may close registration in teacher-paced, self-paced courses by the end of August but is able to accommodate high school registrations throughout the year in certain circumstances.

Is there a Kindergarten Program?

No, The Centre for Learning@HOME offers Reading Readiness@HOME. Children must be 5 years old before December, 31 2016 to participate. Call for details.

When do The CFL@HOME courses start for the 2016-17 school year?

Classes begin officially on Tuesday September 6, 2016.

Students New to online courses may choose one of the following Computer Camps. Attendance at these camps is suggested (not mandatory) and help students to become familiar with the various software applications used in our online courses.

August 12th(Okotoks), August 13(Okotoks), August 19(Edmonton), August 20(Edmonton)  Click here to see further details.  To register for the Calgary/Okotoks area computer camp, click here. For the Edmonton area link please click here.

If registered in Aligned Courses, the assigned teacher will contact students and parents as soon as possible after registration.

What is a FirstClass® Parent Account?

FirstClass® is our electronic school communication program. Your parent account will allow you complete access to email, announcements, parent lounges and program folders. This is an awesome and efficient way to communicate with The CFL@HOME teachers, parents, administrators and other families. All events and activities are advertised on FirstClass®.

What opportunities are available to meet other home schooling or Schooling@HOME families?

The Centre for Learning@HOME regularly organizes a wide variety of activities. These include physical education, sports teams, field trips, family picnics and academic and general interest workshops. Also, there are many home education support groups who provide for socialization and group activities across the province. The option of participating in secure chat rooms is also available to parents and students.

Is there a registration fee?

No, there is no registration fee. In fact, there is funding available to you to support your child’s educational program. Please refer to page 15-16  of our 2016-17 handbook (available from our office) for more information.

Will I receive an Alberta High School Diploma through The Centre for Learning@HOME?

Yes, students who complete the Alberta High School Diploma requirements will receive their diploma directly from Alberta Education. Counsellors are available for all high school students. The Centre for Learning@HOME celebrates a “Cap and Gown” graduation each year.

Is there additional funding for special needs children?

There is no additional funding. Parents home educating special needs children assume responsibility for the child’s program.

Why choose The Centre for Learning@HOME?

We are a Christian school community dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each of our families. Call us to experience the service that has made The Centre for Learning@HOME Alberta’s leader in home-based education since 1989.