We are a Christian support group of home educators in and around Parkland County in Alberta, Canada. We are a volunteer organization of home schooling families who have combined creative resources to support each other in the education process of our children. We are dedicated to supporting quality home education according to our individual conscientious beliefs and through Judeo-Christian principles. View our Statement of Faith here.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV
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Member Login Issues
I forgot my login information or am not able to login.Answer
Use the "Forgot my Login" link in the login area on the home page. You must enter the exact email address you used when first signing up.
If your membership has lapsed, please request membership again using the Join link. Membership is effective from September 1st to August 31st each year.
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How should I set my email preferences on the registration form?Answer
The 'Weekly Email Update' is an automatic email that comes to your inbox on Saturday mornings. It will remind you of current events on the PHEA calendar, and let you know of any updates on the website pages. For busy families, this weekly reminder is a good way of keeping connected to PHEA.
The 'Forum Emails' is the chatroom or the regular notes that we send to each other & will arrive directly to your inbox. Choose to receive each email immediately OR bundled in a daily digest. (If you prefer to say "no" to forum emails, they won't come to your inbox, but you can still access them on our website by going to Group Email. )
The Forum 'Categories' allow you to chose which emails you receive. If you'd rather not receive emails about 'Field Trips', for example, uncheck that box.
The 'Classifieds' are emails generated by the Classifieds tool about what other PHEA members are giving away, selling, or wanting. You can choose to either bundle these in a digest or visit the Classifieds link on our website instead of receiving them immediately.
Members, you can change your email preferences at any time by clicking on "Profile" in the top menu. By registering, you are giving your consent to receive PHEA member emails & you acknowledge that our website uses analytical info.
Be sure to have firstname.lastname@example.org included in your contacts. It is not spam! Homeschool-Life is our website company. If you stop receiving PHEA emails, please check your spam folder and update your contacts.
Shared Knowledge and Interesting Programs (SKIP)
Will be coming in the Spring 2021 for another 6 weeks of group instruction. The dates February - March, 2021. More information will be available soon.
PHEA operates a physical education program for PHEA Members (and non-members space permitting).
The program runs for approximately 30 weeks starting in September and running to the first week in December, then starting up again in January and running until the beginning of May. The program runs Monday evenings at two gyms in the same school in Stony Plain for four levels. PHEA returning sports members can secure spots for their children and then general PHEA members. After July 1 if there are any spots still open, non members may also register for the season.
WHAT IS HOME EDUCATING IN ALBERTA?
Home Education (under the Alberta Home Education Regulation) Compared to School-at-Home (under the School Act)
Alberta Home Education Regulations
This is the link to the Current Home Education Regulations for the Province of Alberta, Canada
This is a great resource for High School Students. It provides a career planning resource and Post Secondary information.
Website links to Tradesecrets, the website for information on Apprenticeship in Alberta
Home Education Handbook
This is a handbook by the Alberta government about Home education in Alberta. (dated January 2010)