In order to help families make informed decisions about their child's education, we seek to help identify the differences between Home Education and Virtual School.
|Home Education (Homeschooling)||Virtual School|
|• Parent-led||• Teacher-led (school-directed)|
|• Students work from home under parent direction||• Students work from home under teacher direction, using blended online & offline programming|
|• Families select from resources that best support their home education program plan & philosophy||• Curriculum is from the Alberta Program of Study|
|• LRSD Home Education parents are able to access programming such as community phys ed programs, certain online learning programs, attending special presentations, and participating in school sports teams.||• Virtual School students are provided a robust, comprehensive educational program in an online environment; have access to teacher support throughout the day as needed; are part of an online classroom of peers; and are able to participate in school sports teams|
To register or for specific questions, contact Division Principal of Home Education and Virtual School, Tara Tanner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-625-3356.
Click here for a PDF chart of the differences between Home Education and Virtual School.