From the Deputy Minister as of Oct 25 at 3:30 PM:
“Today I notified Trinity Christian School Association (Trinity), of Cold Lake, Alberta, that its registration and accreditation as a private school operator is being cancelled, effective October 25.
As a result of this closure your schools may be contacted to register one or more of the 13 in-school students or 3,491 home education students. While the September 30 enrolment cut-off date has passed, Alberta Education is committed to funding any students relocated into your school jurisdictions as a result of Trinity being closed.
Alberta Education has concluded that Trinity has not met the required standard of accountability– this includes the oversight and supervision of the home education program, and level of financial accountability. For further information regarding the findings of Alberta Education’s review into Trinity and its relationship with Wisdom Home Schooling, please visit http://education.alberta.ca.
I have directed Ministry staff to continue to review school authorities in Alberta that may be contracting with third parties in the delivery of their home education programs to ensure the issues discovered in the Trinity review are not occurring elsewhere.
Thank you for your support in accommodating any students that contact your school authority.
Curtis Clarke, PhD – Deputy Minister of Education”
Can Phoenix Help?
Phoenix may be able accommodate a small number of students affected by this change. We are running two information / registration sessions for families from Trinity / Wisdom Home schooling. We will have tea, information and updates, forms and help available.
- Date: Wednesday – Oct 26 or Oct 28
- Time: 1:30 PM
- Address: 320 19 Street SE, Calgary, AB
- No registration required!
Alberta Education has concluded that Trinity Christian School Association, in Cold Lake, Alberta, has not met the standard of accountability required by the Government of Alberta. This includes appropriate financial accountability and the oversight and supervision of the home education program.
More information about this decision can be found in the issued news release.
Students enrolled with Trinity Christian—or registered in the school authority’s home education program–will need to enrol or register with an alternate school authority as soon as possible.
Alberta Education has developed a series of resources to assist parents of Trinity students, including:
- A question and answer document, which provides information on enrolling or registering students in an alternate school authority, home education reimbursements, and more;
- A list of home education providers, for parents whose child(ren) were registered in Trinity’s home education program; and
- A list of local school authorities, for parents whose child(ren) were enrolled in Trinity’s school in Cold Lake, Alberta.
Parents with additional questions can contact Alberta Education’s Greater Edmonton Services Branch at (780) 427-9296 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access).