The School Act permits parents to provide an educational program for their children at home. They have to register the child as a Home Schooler by September 30 of each year at any school. The school sends a copy of the registration form to District Learning Services, where the central register of Home Schoolers for Vancouver public schools is maintained.
The Home Schooler is entitled to any learning resources provided for other students, and in Vancouver the student and parent may also use the school library. However, the Home Schooler is not entitled to attend part-time classes or participate in any school activity. Testing can be provided at a fee for service.
Often the term "Home Schooling" is confused with "Distance Education" (formerly "Correspondence Education).
If parents wish to follow the provincial curriculum, in a more structured educational program delivery, they should contact the Vancouver Learning Network located at John Oliver Secondary School at (604)713-5520.
More detailed information on Home Schooling can be obtained from the Ministry of Education website.
There is a Home Learners program at Beaconsfield Elementary.
For more information on home schooling options please contact:
Education Coordinator, VSB Learning Services
Tel: (604) 713-4594