Check out a Home Education Program!
Phoenix is still accepting mid-year rescue students into our home education program. Unfortunately, the deadline for funding has past, but you can still home educate!
How does it work?
There is a $50.00 for first time students. This creates your file, updates the government records and sets up your Phoenix account. You will need your student’s birth certificate. Phoenix charges $80.00 per month (minimum $200) for access to a facilitator. S/he is an Alberta certified teacher with experience in home education. S/he is here to help you and is required to write two reports for Alberta Education on the progress of your student.
You need to fill out the home education notification form. (See the Support and Forms tab) This is a government form, so read carefully. You will need a Phoenix waiver if you plan to participate in any onsite school opportunities or field-trips. You can download our Program Guides and have a look at all the classes we offer – availability subject to space.
Next step is to create your education plan for your student. This needs to include what you plan to teach, what resources and how you will know your student is learning. Don’t worry – We have a template you can use to help with this step.
Not sure what to put into the plan?
We recommend you look at the Alberta Education website for the kinds of things students at each grade level study, then go shopping and have a look at what great commercial resources are available.
You are responsible for:
- Paying the appropriate fees
- Creating and designing the program
- Supplying all the resources
- Teaching your student
- Keeping samples of work
- Meeting at least twice with your facilitator over the school year
We will make sure you get 2 handbooks – one for Phoenix and one from the government, a copy of your ed plan, a copy of the regulations and any other paperwork you will need. We will notify your past school, so that you do not have to go back. We also have a variety of resources you can look though and select to help you get started!
Please feel free to call for more information or book an appointment to come for a tour! We are here to help!