Home Education

 

Welcome to Lighthouse Christian Academy

Home Education

 

* Home Education Information Handbook *

 

Lighthouse Christian Academy offers a traditional homeschooling program for students kindergarten- grade 12 in which parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student make the choices regarding curriculum, delivery methods and assessment. An Alberta Certified Teacher is assigned to support parents through helping develop a program plan for the year, providing educational opportunities and providing help to evaluate student progress. Two home visits are required during the school year. 

Students in grades 1-12 receive $835.40 in funding for the school year (Expected number for 2020-2021 $850.00). Funding can be used to purchase resources and curriculum, pay for extra-curricular events that pertain to student’s education (ie. swimming lessons being a part of physical education) and pay for attending part time classes at LCA as well as educational workshops and field trips. *Please note that Kindergarten students do not receive funding but students are welcome to register with the school to take advantage of the educational opportunities and field trips. 

Students are given the opportunity to attend LCA part time (space permitting). It is $5 per day or $100 per course/year to attend. Typically students attend the options classes provided (art, music, pe) and continue with their core courses at home. Students are also invited to attend Friday Chapel (please take note of the school calendar for dates). Please contact the school office if this is something you would be interested in attending. It is beneficial to sign up to receive the school newsletter weekly as the homeschool newsletter only goes out monthly and the school newsletter can make you aware of any activities. Sign up on the LCA website home page. 

Students are provided with the opportunity to attend school field trips and special events. Students are also involved with other homeschoolers in the area for activities and can develop relationships with other students their age.

Please feel free to contact one of our Alberta certified home education program facilitators regarding any questions about the home education program.

Brittany Krook (403) 877-1487 or Laurel Allan (403) 318-6849 

 

Registration

 

Registration for your student(s) must be completed by September 30, 2020. (Funding unavailable past this date)

Reimbursement is not available prior to September 30th and completion and acceptance of registration documents. (SEE BELOW)

Once you have submitted the following documents your application will be reviewed and a letter of acceptance sent upon approval. 

  1. Registration Form (please note a copy of child's birth certificate is required if they have never been registered as a student in Alberta)
  2. Waiver Form
  3. Program Plan Program Plans are due Sept 30. If registration is completed after Sept 15 the program plans are due within 15 days. 
  4. Admissions Policy (per family)
  5. Rights & Responsibilities Contract (per family)

Please submit completed forms via email to home.education@lighthousechristianacademy.ca

Forms can also be mailed to:

Lighthouse Christian Academy

4290 50th Street

Sylvan Lake, AB 

T4S 0H3

(Due to the current COVID-19 situation submitting forms in person at the office will have to be done by appointment 403-887-2166)

 

For further details regarding the Alberta Ed Home Education Handbook or Home Education Reimbursement Guidelines visit Alberta Education's website:

Alberta Ed Home Education Handbook

Home Education Reimbursement Guidelines 

 

* Please submit all receipts for reimbursement using the

Home Education Reimbursement Form