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Home Education

Background


Under the School Act (Section 12), its Regulations, and Ministerial Orders, parents have the right to educate their children at home. The purpose of this procedure is to recognize this right, and to ensure that the Abbotsford School District provides appropriate assistance in educating home-schooled students to facilitate their entry into the public school system.

Procedures


1. Parents/legal guardians may register any child of school age who is receiving home education at any public school in the district. The principal of the school will offer the following to the home school learner or the parents or legal guardians:

1.1 the loan of educational resource materials that are authorized by the Minister

1.2 access to the school library collection on a similar basis as it is offered to full-time enrolled students

1.3 participation in any standardized assessments of children of the same age that are scored by agencies external to the district (for example, CAT testing)

1.4 participation in appropriate provincial learning and assessment programs.

2. The principal may permit home-schooled students to attend any educational activity offered by the school except regular classroom instruction, subject to any terms, conditions, and fees approved by the Board of Education.

(Last Revised: May 2013)

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