Enrollment vs Registered

Must meet Provincial Curriculum Competencies

No

Homeschooling parents must provide their children with an educational program, but are not required to meet the Provincial Curriculum Competencies.

Yes

We offer a flexible approach, to meet the curriculum competencies in ways that suit your family's educational philosophy.

Learning is guided and evaluated by a teacher

No

Homeschooling parents are independently responsible for the education of their children. We do however encourage our registered families to become a part of our supportive and dynamic online community.

Yes

Our teachers are here to support your child every step of the way through regular communication, planning, feedback and assessment.

Choose your own curriculum

Yes

Yes

Our team will work with you to build a comprehensive program for your child based around your preferred curriculum, our online curriculum, or a combination of both.

Receive Ministry of Education funding

Limited

The BC Ministry of Education provides minimal funding to the student’s school of record, which covers administrative expenses and limited curriculum support.

Yes

The BC Ministry of Education provides partial funding for DL students. HCOS provides a curriculum budget according to the tuition option you choose.


For more information see https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/dl_vs_homeschool.htm