Which Program Is For My Child?

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     1. Reading Readiness – An early literacy program for young children

  • The Centre for Learning@HOME does not provide a full kindergarten program. However, kindergarten aged students may benefit by this early literacy program.
  • Students must be age 5 by December 31 of the current year.
  • Click here for our application process and forms.

     2. Home Education – Grades 1-12 – Okotoks Home School

  • Parents plan, teach and evaluate the program in a home school environment.  Program planning assistance is available upon request.
  • Program may or may not follow the Alberta Programs of Study.
  • This program fits your values, your lifestyle, your schedule but is complete with our support.
  • $850 in available funding for each Home Education student.

The Centre for Learning@HOME offers three delivery options for online education for Grades 1-9:

1. Print-based Course Delivery (Grades 1-8)

  • This allows teachers and parents greater flexibility in choosing resources to meet outcomes of the Alberta Programs of Study.
  • Parents are actively involved in working with the course teacher to set the schedule for learning.
  • Access to flexible, daily instruction by Alberta certified teachers.
  • Regular assessments are conducted throughout the year to meet required outcomes.
  • Parents play an integral role in the success of their child’s education.

2. Online Course Delivery (Grades 4-9)

  • The CFL@HOME selects the resources and sets the schedule for learning.
  • CFL@HOME provides the textbooks and required resources.
  • Regular assessments are conducted by the teacher throughout the year to meet required outcomes.

3. Shared Responsiblity Program (Grades 1-9)

  • Teachers and parents collaborate in programming
  • A combination of school (Alberta Programs of Study) and Home Education courses
  • School courses can consist of Online and/or Print-based courses
  • A student’s program consists of 20-80% online and/or print-based courses, with the remainder of the courses to be Home Education courses which are delivered by the parent.

All online courses include:

  • Access to daily instruction and Alberta certified teachers.
  • Teachers use an outcomes-based approach adhering to the Alberta Programs of Study to meet learning outcomes.
  •  Availability of teachers to students and parents online via our Learning Management System by phone, or by email during school hours.
  • Online lessons are available using a computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Provides students with access to teacher created lessons and assessments.
  • Includes lessons, textbooks and/or novels where required.
  • Online orientation provided to all NEW students and parents.
  • Through PowerSchool, parents have 24/7 online access to student marks and report cards.

The Centre for Learning@HOME offers three delivery options for online education for Grades 10-12:

1. Full Online Course Delivery

  • The CFL@HOME selects the resources and sets the schedule for learning.
  • CFL@HOME provides the textbooks and required resources.
  • Regular assessments are conducted by the teacher throughout the year to meet required outcomes.
  • Based on Alberta Curriculum and Alberta Diploma requirements.

2. Part-time Studies at St. Paul’s Academy

  • Students considering taking only one online course should apply to St. Paul’s Academy. These are called Non-Primary courses.
  • If you are a current Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools student, please see your current principal for options.
  • Courses are delivered by St. Paul’s Academy teachers using via our Learning Management System.
  • Anytime, anywhere learning; no set hours, no bells, no buses, no set schedules.
  • Flexible school hours
  • Based on Alberta Curriculum and Alberta Diploma requirements.

3. St. Paul’s Academy Online Summer School – Grades 10-12

  • Study from home and complete courses in one month or less (July).
  • A great way to try out online courses!
  • Students can take courses for the first time, or to upgrade their mark.
  • Students in Grade 9 can take Summer School courses in July of the same year.
  • Registration will open in the Spring.