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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We have three sons who started out in the public education system. Our eldest son had a history of difficulty engaging in his classes and the theme was the same at every parent conference: “he is bored, does not seem interested, acts up, too social.” It was finally suggested that…
We are a family of 5 – 3 boys homeschooling in grades 4, 6 and 8. We don’t have any issues with the school system, we are not homeschooling for religious reason and our children have no learning issues or special needs. In fact they are above grade level. I…