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Blended Program School Act, Section 29 Home Education Regulation AR 145/2006

A blended program is an education program that consists of two distinct parts:

Part 1 - a school-provided program where a facilitator employed by a school board or accredited-funded private school is responsible for providing the planning, resource selection, instructional delivery, assessment and evaluation of student progress in selected courses that follow the Alberta programs of study.
– in grades 1 to 9, the courses must amount to at least 50% of the student’s program.
– in grades 10 to 12, the courses must amount to at least 20% of the student’s program.

Part 2 - a home education program that meets the requirements of the Home Education Regulation.

Blended Program Options

  • accountability
  • roles and responsibilities
  • CBE Home Education funding
  • frequently asked questions

accountability

  • a parent who intends to provide a home schooling program for their child during a school year works with the Calgary Board of Education.
  • a parent is required to offer a program that has been accepted by the Calgary Board of Education and aligns with the Calgary Board of Education Learning Plan.
  • Families participate in prescribed reviews by the Calgary Board of Education a minimum of 2 times a year.
  • the Calgary Board of Education ensures that the student is meeting designated outcomes and that assistance and advice from facilitators is provided, that records are provided and maintained, and that parents are aware of the services and resources available.

roles and responsibilities

Parents are responsible for student learning

The parent is responsible for curricular choices while ensuring that the program is consistent with the student learning outcomes listed in the Alberta Regulation 145/2006 Home Education Regulation. Assessment is parent-directed according to the child’s needs.

Evaluation of the child’s progress is done a minimum of twice a year where a certificated teacher(facilitator) evaluates the student and reviews the student portfolio. Please see Learning Plan (page 5).

CBE Facilitators

Facilitators are certified Alberta teachers employed by the Calgary Board of Education. Their responsibilities are:

  • to facilitate student learning by providing assistance and advice to the parent
  • to make recommendations to the parents on matters that will assist the student in attaining a higher level of achievement
  • to advise the parents on the progress of the student, based on evaluations of the progress of the student and a review of the portfolio at the end of each school term
  • To collaborate with parents on maintaining records of student progress for future reference
  • to indicate the services and resources provided by the Calgary Board of Education that are available for use by the parent and student.

CBE Home Education funding

All parents of students registered in the Home Schooling Program by September 30 will be eligible to receive supplemental funding, (Alberta Regulation 126/99) to augment their learning. 

Blended Program Funding

This funding is in addition to the many services available at CBE Home Education and will allow parents to access resources, services, facilities, and supplies not directly provided by CBe-learn.

Students must be registered by September 30th in order to be entitled to funding.

Parents are responsible for educational costs and may submit receipts between Nov 1 to May 1 for reimbursement for the current school year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do the blended classes entail?

These classes are project based classes. Students will gain the knowledge regarding curriculum outcomes in class and further explore these topics with projects on their own time.

What does thematics mean?

Thematics is a way of teaching math, science, social studies and language arts in an integrative fashion. Each topic is taught as a theme that is inclusive of all four subjects rather than as separate subjects.

For example, in social studies we may be studying pioneers and learning about the shelters they live in. In science we will learn how to build these shelters using different materials. In math we will measure the amount of material needed and in language arts, we may write a story about the pioneers and their shelters. In a thematics course, we would teach this as one topic by talking about the pioneers and their shelters, writing a story about them and then building the shelters using specified dimensions and materials.

How will my child in the blended program be assessed?

Your child will be assessed in a variety of informal and formal ways. A mid-year and a final assessment will be completed by the parent and facilitator and placed in the student's file.

Parents are welcome to inquire about the progress of their child at anytime during the year.

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Last Modified: July 18, 2017