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 or the Alberta Program of Studies. 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).
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.