PROGRAM PLAN

Our home education program supports a large population of home educated students and their parents. With the home education program you may use the resources of your choosing but you will be required to fulfill the outcomes laid out by the Alberta Education Home Education Regulations. The Home Education Program Plan (HEPP) outlines these learning outcomes and the resources that you will be using to fulfill those outcomes.

1. A basic education must provide students with a solid core program including language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
2. Students are expected to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will prepare them for life after high school. A basic education will allow students to: a. read for information b. write and speak clearly, accurately and appropriately for the context c. use mathematics to solve problems in business, science and daily life situations d. understand the physical world, ecology and the diversity of life
e. understand the basic scientific method, the nature of science and technology and their application to daily lifef. know the history and geography of Canada and have a general understanding of world history and geographyg. understand Canada's political, social and economic systems within a global contexth. respect the cultural diversity, the religious diversity and the common values of Canadai. demonstrate desirable personal characteristics such as respect, responsibility, fairness, honesty, caring, loyalty and commitment to democratic idealsj. recognize the importance of personal well-being and appreciate how family and others contribute to that well-being

k. know the basic requirements of an active, healthful lifestyle
l. understand and appreciate literature, the arts and the creative process
m. research an issue thoroughly and evaluate the credibility and reliability of information sources
n. demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills in problem solving and decision making
o. demonstrate competence in using information techniques

p. know how the work independently and as part of a team
q. manage time and other resources needed to complete a task
r. demonstrate initiative, leadership, flexibility and persistence
s. evaluate their own endeavours and continually strive to improve, and
t. have the desire and realize the need for life-long learning.

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