Home Plus Learning Network Program Options

Home Plus Learning Network is designed to offer flexible options to families who are looking for alternative education opportuntities for their child. Our program is designed to give parents maximum flexibility in a home education program.

Home learning options provided by Home Plus Learning Network include:

  1. Home Education Program: students are fully supported through parent led instruction
  2. Shared Responsibility Program: students are supported through a combination of parent and teacher led instruction
  3. At-Home Learning Program: students are fully support by Prairie Rose teachers through online learning options

Please click visit the individual program pages to learn more about each program to determine which option best meets your family's needs.

Home Education: students are fully supported through parent led instruction

Home Plus Learning Network offers traditional home education programs endorsed by Alberta Education. Home education allows parents full discretion with planning what and how their child will learn, along with preferred resources and assessment strategies within a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the family. An allocation of $850 is provided to parents to purchase desired resources.

The specific home education responsibilities of the school authority and the parent can be found here: Parent and School Authority Responsibilities for Home Education

Benefits of registering with Home Plus Learning Network include:

Families who register fully with Home Plus Learning Network for their home education program will have access to special events and opportunities through local Prairie Rose Public Schools. This could include library access, field trips, track and field day, Terry Fox Run, and talent shows to name a few. Parents will share their interests with the principal of Home Plus+ Learning Network who will coordinate events and opportunities through a designated Prairie Rose Public School.
Pending interest, we can create cohorts of home education providers to offer socialization opportunities (e.g. gym nights, arts and crafts opportunities, games events, etc.) as well as specific workshops for parent or student learning. These offerings would require parental transportation/supervision as well a possible fee to cover any associated costs.

Shared Responsibility: students are supported through a combination of parent and teacher led instruction

Learn more Shared Responsibility programming: Alberta Education Shared Responsibility Program

Under a Shared Responsibility model, parents and the school authority share responsibility for student learning. The amount 'shared' is up to the parent, but must include a minimum of 20% to a maximum of 80% of the child's program.

There are two (2) main scenarios that Home Plus Learning Network can facilitate:

Home Plus Home Education with partial access to expertise within Prairie Rose Public Schools
  • Home Plus Learning Network offers programming that is shared between a parent provided traditional home education model while accessing the expertise of a teacher in a Prairie Rose school. This would allow parents to tailor the learning experiences for their child if they would like access to a certified teacher for a particular subject or complementary course, such as one or more core subjects, CTF/CTF courses, fine arts courses, health and wellness lessons or one of Prairie Rose's specialized academies (i.e. fine arts, hockey, baseball and flight academies, with some age restrictions in place).
  • Parents who choose a shared responsibility program will have access to special events and opportunities within a local Prairie Rose school (e.g.  library access, field trips, track and field day, Terry Fox Run, talent shows, etc.), pending available space and parent transportation/supervision.
  • Parents choosing a shared responsibility program will have access to a portion of the Alberta Education $850 home education allocation for resources. This will be calculated based on what percentage of the student’s program is completed through home education (with a minimum of 20% and a maximum of 80%).
Home Education with another School Authority with partial access to expertise within Prairie Rose
  • While Home Plus will be the willing resident or non-resident school board for the student’s Home Education portion of their learning (as indicated in the above scenario), we will also allow parents who have signed up for Home Education with another School Authority to access the expertise and programs within Prairie Rose Public Schools.

Other Considerations for Shared Responsibility Programs

  1. Access to any expertise/program within Prairie Rose for all three scenarios is contingent upon having space in the program/course in addition to parent provided transportation to get their child to the particular offering.
  2. Should a student attend a Prairie Rose school for a portion of their day (at the start or the end of the school day) to access a particular course or program, one way transportation may be provided if the student lives within the predetermined busing area and there is space on the route.

At-Home Learning (learning from home) Program: students are fully supported by Prairie Rose teachers through online learning options

This program can also be known as distance or remote learning and aligns student learning to the specific learner outcomes in the Alberta curriculum. In a learn-at-home scenario, a Prairie Rose teacher would plan all learning activities and would be responsible for assessing a student’s understanding of specific outcomes. 

At-Home Learning may be a good option for parents who are looking for short-term distance learning options. The program allows students to learn from home, while still staying completely connected to their local school and teachers. Logistics of the At-Home learning program include:

Students may have access to live video lessons taught by certified teachers.
Teachers would likely use platforms such as Google Classroom to provide instruction, collect assignments and offer feedback to the student. Learning at-home affords students some flexibility to work through content and tasks at their own pace.
Parental responsibility in a learning-at-home platform will depend on the age of the student. Elementary students would need more supervision, but even junior high and high school students, who are learning-at-home, will require regular parental monitoring to ensure student engagement in learning and completion of assignments.
Learning at-home is often preferred by parents who feel they need to keep their child out of a school setting for a period of time due to health/medical or social-emotional needs.
For self-directed high school students who prefer to work independently through a series of modules within a particular course, please contact Tim Bloomfield, principal of Coulee Collegiate at 403-526-4156.

Home Plus Learning Network Program Options

Home Plus Learning Network is designed to offer flexible options to families who are looking for alternative education opportuntities for their child. Our program is designed to give parents maximum flexibility in a home education program.

Home learning options provided by Home Plus Learning Network include:

  1. Home Education Program: students are fully supported through parent led instruction
  2. Shared Responsibility Program: students are supported through a combination of parent and teacher led instruction
  3. At-Home Learning Program: students are fully support by Prairie Rose teachers through online learning options

Please click visit the individual program pages to learn more about each program to determine which option best meets your family's needs.