Alberta Home Education Parents Society (AHEPS)
For years, many parents who chose home education have felt that their voices and interests were not represented directly to the government in Alberta, and our intention is to fill that gap.
We are democratically run and inclusive. We aim to represent all home education families regardless of family shape, program choice, educational philosophy, socio-economic status, religion, ethnicity, culture, age, sexual orientation, gender or abilities. In addition to upholding parental autonomy rights per The United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights, AHEPS supports individualized education that meets the child's needs and interests
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This past Friday June 16, 2017, AHEPS representatives, Hali Fitzpatrick and Judy Arnall, met with Alberta Education to discuss the revised Standards for Home Education Reimbursement. Alberta Education remained true to their word in a meeting last October, in reviewing and revisiting the document by the end of the school…
AHEPS had a second meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Education on Monday, December 5, 2016. They see the need and positive benefits of home education and in fact have seen growth in the province to a current number of 11,000 students. Thank you to all the members who responded…