Homeschool High School @ Phoenix

The Phoenix Foundation is offering a SUPPORTED grade 10/11/12 high school program this year. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD – Hign School_Instructional_schedule_2013-2014 FINAL

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DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM

ADMISSION

The Principal has the authority to determine the grade placement of each student enrolling or re-enrolling in the school. Whilst the school may continue to admit students of a wide range of abilities and learning needs, the Principal will not offer admission to a student who, in his opinion, will not be able to benefit from the opportunities in the school, or when a student’s presence is likely to disturb the learning of other students in the school.

PARTICIPATION

This program is intended for students who are planning to go onto some form of Post-Secondary education or training.  There is no part-time or partial enrolment in this program.  It constitutes a normal Grade 10 course load and is part of a three-year program designed to complete 100 credits and earn a High School diploma.  The Alberta Education sequence charts provide the opportunity for a student to change streams during their high school program.

WORK AND LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

Distance Learning is a challenging style of learning but offers great flexibility, and also offers the opportunity for the student to develop and refine their work and learning style.  Students must be motivated, structured, and demonstrate good independent work skills.  If they are doing online courses, even more skills and knowledge come into play.  A core high-school course requires a lot of work.  Students cannot afford to fall behind or take days off.  The average number of hours required to complete a high-school course is 80-125.  In order to complete a course over two months, a student must be prepared to work 3-4 hours per day, five days a week.

CURRICULUM

Courses, with the possible exception of one-credit modules, will generally be done using Distance Learning materials and resources.  Phoenix will provide some tutoring, facilitation and act as a liaison with ADLC advocating for the student when necessary. Core courses will be presented in the print or in digital pdf format.  Options, where possible, will be online.

FUNDING

All students in grades 10-12 are registered as Home Education students. The funding for the 2013-2014 school year is $850.00

COST

The following are the prices for the various services and resources that can be included in the High School Program. Please discuss these with a Learning Coach. (See page 32)

  • BI-WEEKLY GROUP MEETING – $300 (PER ANNUM)
  • PHOENIX COURSE MARKING – $25/CREDIT
  • EXAMS SUPERVISION AND MARKING – $25.00
  • T4T COURSES / LEARNALBERTA / ADLC MATERIALS – INCLUDED
  • ONSITE CLASSES – PRICES VARY (MOST 1 CREDIT COURSES AVERAGE $100)
  • TEXTBOOKS/RESOURCES – PRICES VARY (Rental $35.00 each per year)
  • ADLC SUPPORTED COURSES – ADLC FEES APPLY (Average $250)

The following table provides examples of a program for Grade 10 core courses.  These are courses that must be completed to achieve a high school diploma.  Please keep in mind that the lower the cost the more work will have to be contributed by the parent in the areas of delivery, marking, and evaluation.

The following table shows three plans available through Phoenix for high school programs.  Please keep in mind that the lower the cost, the more work for the parent.

COURSE CREDITS PLAN A – FULLYINDEPENDENT PLAN B –PARTNERSHIP PLAN C –FULL COST ADLC
ENGLISH 10-2 5 $25 $150 $222
SCIENCE 14 5 $25 $252 $252
MATH 10-3 5 $25 $239 $239
SOCIAL 10-2 5 $25 $150 $237
CALM 3 $25 $25 $202
PE 10 5 $25 $25 $185
TOTAL 28 $150 $816 $1337
  • PLAN A – FULLY INDEPENDENT

This plan uses materials and resources downloaded from Alberta Distance Learning Center or Learnalberta.  The parent is completely responsible for the delivery, marking, and evaluation.  This plan requires a lot of time, and expertise in all high school areas.  Phoenix would supervise, deliver, and mark the final exam.  The standard Learning Coach services would be provided by Phoenix.

  • PLAN B – PARTNERSHIP

This plan uses a combination of ADLC courses, Phoenix delivered courses, and parent delivered courses.  The parent is fully responsible for the non-academic portion of the program.  Phoenix and ADLC will provide the academic portion of the program.  Phoenix will do English and Social.  ADLC would provide Math and Science.  The standard Learning Coach services and a bi-weekly facilitation will be provided by Phoenix.

  • PLAN C – FULL ADLC

This plan uses ADLC courses and ADLC services exclusively including evaluation, consulting, and marking for both the academic and non-academic portions of the program.  The standard Learning Coach services and a bi-weekly facilitation will be provided by Phoenix.

OPTIONS

Options (1, 3 Credit Courses) have been selected on the basis of their value to students’ practical education.  We are offering many options through the Foundation. Please see the TEEN program guide for more information. Some options, such as Forensics 25, are chosen because they have a reputation as popular and enjoyable courses.  CALM and P.E.10 are required courses for a High School Diploma.

REGISTRATION

In order to have materials in place for the initial Facilitation/Group meeting on September 11, it would be necessary that orders for any ADLC courses are placed and registration finalized by September 4th at the very latest. All T4T courses can be started at any time.  Mid-August would be the preferred time to finalize student registration.  So please book your appointments soon.

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