The BC School Act requires homeschooling parents in BC to provide an “educational program” that fulfills the mission statement of the Ministry of Education: “to enable all learners to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to contribute to a healthy, democratic and pluralistic society and prosperous and sustainable economy”.
There is an expectation among many parents that students who learn at home should accomplish the same learning outcomes expected of students in the public system or on a DL program. However, so long as parents are fulfilling the mandate described above they have the freedom to choose methods of instruction and curriculum resources that best suit their family’s needs. There is abundant homeschool literature available for parents who are seeking guidelines to implement a homeschooling program. TLA can also provide guidance and support – please call and speak to any of our staff.
Traditional Homeschoolers at TLA also have full access to all our classes, field trips as well as online resources.
The difference between a homeschool program and a DL program can be found on the Ministry website.
TLA provides an unofficial high school transcript for registered traditional homeschoolers who are ready to transfer to the workforce or college. We also encourage participation in our graduation ceremony.
The BC Home Educators Association can help you with general information and also connect you with support groups in your area.