Homeschool Registered

This page will get you started in the registration process as a Home-Schooler.
If you are enrolling as a full Distributed Learning Student (DL Program), click here.

Homeschooling is an alternative method of teaching offered outside the B.C. educational system. Typically, a family member delivers the entire educational program to children at home. 

Heritage Christian Online School welcomes and supports registered homeschoolers by providing:

  • A supportive and dynamic online community
  • 1 Hour consultation with our Curriculum Consultant
  • Access to our Homeschool Registered Liaison
  • Access to the physical and digital Learning Commons with 5 free physical resource returns (limited to 35 items per shipment)
  • Access to Digital Unit Kits. Please note that registered patrons do not have access to Physical Unit Study Kits, Special Education material, or MakerEd resources, and are subject to a limit of 8 media items which includes DVDs and CDs.
  • Ten Online Subscriptions available to registered homeschoolers (see Learning Commons Registered vs. Enrolled page)
  • Subscription to the HCOS newsletter
  • A reimbursement after November 1st for learning resources

For a comparision of registered homeschooling and enrolled Distributed Learning view the table below.

Homeschool Registration DL Enrollment
Must meet BC Learning Standards
Must participate in provincial testing (FSA, Literacy & Numeracy Assessments)
Learning is guided and evaluated by a certified teacher
Eligible to receive a BC Dogwood Graduation Certificate
Eligible to select curriculum of choice
Eligible to receive Ministry of Education funding