Correspondence Study is independent study.
The course work is marked by certified teachers who understand the special needs and circumstances of students who study at home. Courses are not taught.
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You can enroll in a correspondence course if you:
There is no limit on the number of courses in which a student may enroll. Experience indicates a student should initially enroll in one or two courses to develop a sense of the skills required to successfully study via correspondence.
A student enrolling in one or two courses also gains an appreciation for the effort required and time commitment necessary to succeed.
Correspondence Study registration is continuous; students enroll throughout the year. Student study is self-paced.
Most students take from six months to a year to complete a course by correspondence. You should submit no more than three lessons (or one unit) at a time to your marker.
While there is no set time to complete a correspondence study course students who have experienced success are organized, demonstrate independent study skills, and complete assignments on a regular schedule. In Correspondence Study, you work at your own speed.
Course completion rates vary and may depend on many factors, e.g., how well the student understands the course material and how much time the student dedicates to the course.
Yes. Parents who decide to home school a son or daughter under 16 years of age, are responsible for designing an acceptable educational program.
The program must meet the learning needs of the student based on learning outcomes the student is expected to demonstrate at each grade level. A Regional Educational Officer must be satisfied the course or courses designed fulfill the learning needs of the student.
The parent/guardian must complete a Registration Form For Home Schooling which the Regional Education Officer signs to indicate approval of the parent/guardian designed course(s).
A parent/guardian may enroll a student in a Correspondence Study course.
Correspondence courses are recognized as meeting the learning outcomes the student is expected to demonstrate at each grade. Correspondence Study may not provide all Public School Program courses required by home schooled students. In home school study the onus is on the parent to design and have approved an educational opportunity that meets the learning needs of the student.