Alberta Education

Home education is a parent-directed approach to educating a student in Grades 1 to 12 at home or elsewhere in which they are responsible for making all education decisions. Parents choose curriculum resources and methodology consistent with their family’s beliefs and consistent with the Home Education Regulation.

Beginning September 1, 2020, a parent or guardian may choose 1 of 2 home education programs:

  • Supervised by school authority (funded): a home education program supervised by a willing public, separate or francophone school board or accredited funded private school. Eligible for funding from Alberta Education.
  • Not supervised by school authority (notification only, non-funded): a home education program not supervised by a school board or accredited funded private school. Not eligible for funding from Alberta Education.
780-427-6272 Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)

Must be able to prove that you are Alberta residents and intend to return to Alberta (eg. report card from Alberta school.) Work should normally be completed within the normal school year.

Curriculum Information


Complete core and academic. Conforms to Alberta Education curriculum standards and high school program is fully accredited.


Considerable help by parents at the elementary level required.

Teaching Helps

Students mail assignments in and they are returned corrected. Internet e-mail may be used in many subjects. Video cassettes and audio cassettes supplement many courses. Grdae 12 academic algebra now has a computer-assisted instruction version.


Official records are kept by the Distance Learning Centre. A supervised final test is required in all courses.

Alberta Education, Government of Alberta