Calgary Home Schooling Resources

Calgary Home Schooling Resources

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The Centre for Learning at Home, Alberta's leader in online and 
home based education, since 1989. www.centreforlearning.ca

School of Hope, excellence in home schooling and online learning. www.schoolofhope.org/landingpage/calgary

North Star Academy, supporting family values and choices. www.northstaracademycanada.org

The Centre for Learning at Home, Alberta's leader in online and home based education, since 1989. www.centreforlearning.ca
School of Hope, excellence in home schooling and online learning. www.schoolofhope.org/landingpage/calgary
North Star Academy, supporting family values and choices. www.northstaracademycanada.org
The Centre for Learning at Home, Alberta's leader in online and home based education, since 1989. www.centreforlearning.ca School of Hope, excellence in home schooling and online learning. www.schoolofhope.org/landingpage/calgary North Star Academy, supporting family values and choices. www.northstaracademycanada.org

Internet Groups

  • Calgary-HS
    Calgary-HS is a Yahoo group (an Internet discussion group) for home schoolers, and those considering home schooling, in the Calgary area. You can ask any questions you have. This is a great source of information on all aspects of home schooling, including how to get started, dealing with school boards, selecting curriculums, dealing with tough days, etc. etc., and you can even get emotional support from fellow home schoolers who have been there. There are also activities organized by people in this group, including field trips, BBQ's, park days in the spring/summer/fall, etc.
    groups.yahoo.com/​group/​calgary-hs

  • Calgary Homeschool Preschool
    This Yahoo group is for those considering home schooling, and for those homeschooling young children, and it includes discussion on parenting young children (early elementary grades to newborn). They also organize activities.
    groups.yahoo.com/​group/​calgary-hspreschool

  • Calgary Homeschool Activities
    This group facilitates the organization and coordination of homeschool activities in the Calgary area. It is a great source of spontaneous get-togethers, playdates and field trips! The email section is used only for the organization, coordination and participation in homeschool activities. No general chatting allowed. This website is restricted to homeschooling families only.
    groups.yahoo.com/​group/​calgary-hsactivities

  • Calgary Christian Homeschoolers
    "This is a group for Christian parents from, in, and around Calgary who want to support and pray for each other and discuss issues that relate to Christian Homeschooling."
    groups.yahoo.com/group/​calgary​christian​homeschoolers

  • Calgary HS Teens
    "The Calgary HS Teens list is for Calgary's homeschooled "teens," ages 12 and up, to plan field trips and activities. Parents are welcome to join, to offer ideas, support and opportunities. This list is closed to the public. To receive an invitation, please email booksathome@gmail.com with your name and email address."
    groups.yahoo.com/​group/​calgary-hsteens

  • Alberta Highschool Homeschoolers
    "This list is for parents of Alberta highschool homeschoolers (teens are welcome too, of course!). We will discuss the special challenges of homeschooling through the highschool years. Relevant to all Alberta residents."
    ca.groups.yahoo.com/​group/AB-Highschool-Homeschoolers

  • Calgary HS Special Kids
    "A Calgary group for families who are (or thinking of) homeschooling special needs children."
    groups.yahoo.com/​group/​calgary-hsspecialkids

  • Alberta HS For Sale
    An on-line garage sale for homeschoolers. "This group has been created to provide the homeschool community the opportunity to buy, sell and/or trade supplies, curriculum and any other items."
    groups.yahoo.com/​group/​alberta-hsforsale

  • Alberta HS Parent
    A group for homeschooling parents anywhere in Alberta. Because home schooling regulations, and most home schooling school boards, are province wide, it can be useful to connect with other home schoolers across the province.
    groups.yahoo.com/​group/​alberta-hsparent

Note: The "Yahoo" groups are free (supported by advertising), but they require you to register once with them. Their main site is: groups.yahoo.com.

Organizing Your E-mail: When using these Internet groups, usually there are qute a few e-mail messges. A great way to handle this is described here, on our webage, How to Organize Large Amounts of E-mail (For Microsoft Windows and Outlook Express Users). The example shown is for Calgary-HS, but it will work for any e-mail groups. Also, note that these instructions are only for computers with Microsoft Windows. If you are not using Windows, your local computer technician should be able to get your computer to do the equivalent.

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