Home Schooling

Home Based Programs
Student Group:
K-7 Students

The School Act permits parents to provide an educational program for their children at home.

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 in the district where the child resides,  if the parent knows before September.  During the school year if a parent chooses to home school their child they must let the school know their plans.

The Home Schooler can borrow text books from the school with a deposit and the student and parent may also use the school library in the child's catchment.  However, the Home Schooler is not entitled to attend part-time classes or participate in any school activity.  There are no assignments or assessments from teachers while the parent is the primary educator.  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.  

Contact

For more information on home schooling options please contact:

Barbara Anderson

Education Coordinator, VSB Learning Services

Tel: (604) 713-4594

Email: banderson@vsb.bc.ca