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HomeLearners' Program K-9

Grades K-9     Lead Teacher:  Sherie Seddon  (email sseddon@summer.com)
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The Home Learners' Program is a teacher-led distributed learning program that provides options for families who prefer to have their students educated in the home, or who require time-tabling flexibility. Our program is unique in that we offer more face-to-face contact then most DL programs.

WE OFFER FAMILIES

  • resources, support, and instructional assistance needed to plan and deliver a quality educational  program reflective of individual needs, values and philosophies 
  • ongoing communication between families and our staff, using a variety of modes
  • teacher-led assessment and evaluation, linked directly to provincial learning outcomes
  • options in methods of course delivery, such as paper-based or online, determined after consultation with teachers
  • unique opportunities for students to work with peers on an ongoing basis through a variety of activities
  • optional club programs for our students at ConnectEd. 
    • K/1 Centers- occur once a month for 1.5 hours
    • Lego Story Starter- creative writing club for grades 2-5
    • Mindstorm Robotics- science focus with lego building and programming skills
  • we offer one-on-one support for students to meet with teachers for help on specific course topics, and to create individualized learning plans
  • field trips
  • financial support for fine arts, physical education, and health and career education. HLP is able to pay directly for a portion of lessons taken in the community to enhance student learning, provided the activity meets specific learning outcomes
  • parent library consisting of a variety of materials that parents and staff have identified as being important supplements to student learning, including books (leveled readers, novels, non-fiction and others), educational kits, CDs, math manipulatives, games, and science material
  • web-based software for mathematics and reading/language arts. A feature of this program is the management system that allows customizing and tracking of student progress
  • laptops on loan to complete school work from home

     

The Home Learners' Program works to provide learning plans that meet the needs of the families we serve.  This program is designed to allow a student in kindergarten through grade seven to work on an educational plan in the home setting, with a parent facilitating the learning.  The teacher from the Home Learners' Program and the parent work together to develop the learning plan for the student.  The plan includes brief descriptions of subjects, approximate timelines, and instructional methods and resources that will be used.  Student work is submitted on an ongoing basis in order for the HLP teacher to complete the assessment and evaluation of the work.

The school district provides students with copies of approved learning resources (textbooks, applicable workbooks and online materials where appropriate).  The use of a computer and internet services are available if needed. All students in the Home Learners' Program have access to an array of educational activities, including optional weekly classes, monthly field trips, and a variety of music, drama, art, and sports opportunities to enhance learning in the home. Students can access up to $500/year to enhance their Fine Arts and Physical Education components of the curriculum. Parents are responsible for submitting a year-long plan/overview for how they plan on spending the money. In addition, a  Program Enhancement Funding Form must be submitted prior to the commencement of the activity. Activities must be approved by teacher and administration and are required to meet learning outcomes outlined in the student's Learning Plan. ConnectEd will cover 80% of the activity costs, however, students must choose at minimum two different activities (all $500 cannot be spent on one activity). ConnectEd will not reimburse parents; rather, payment will be made directly to the service provider. Parents sign an agreement stating that in the event that a student does not submit enough work to be considered an active HLP student they will reimburse the Home Learners' Program for tuition provided by HLP for fine arts, athletics or community programs. Successful completion of the program must be provided to the teacher and will be documented as part of their assessments.


Address: 324 Eckhardt Avenue E, Penticton, BC   V2A 1Z2
Telephone:   250-770-7718