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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The Alberta Government has today released the new 2017-2018 Home Education Reimbursement Standards. AHEPS was instrumental in advocating for removal of some restrictions from last year and lobbied hard for the removal of new restrictions for this year. Unfortunately, the new restrictions stayed in place. We will shared AHEPS response to the new restrictions below. The…
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…