Home Education

More Options for students and their families

Red Deer Catholic School District now offers parents the option of enrolling their children in a traditional home education program or a blended home education program. See St. Gabriel Learning Centre for more information. 

Traditional Home Education

The traditional home education program offers a vibrant community of “families learning together" at home and in the community. All families are supported by experienced facilitators available to help parents in their child’s home education journey.

In traditional home education the parent takes the lead and is responsible for developing and delivering the curriculum.

Supports available for traditional home education students include a monthly newsletters informing families of the numerous activities and field trips available. Activities organized and supported by RDCRS home education coordinators include:

  • A Fall musical is a ten week program for students of all ages.  Band program is available for beginning, intermediate and advanced learners.
  • Monthly Collicutt activity days including gym times and a special event such as a Penny Carnival, Craft Day, Games Day, Lego Day, Old Fashioned Field Day and Swap Meet.

Parents are also provide with access to a variety of educational websites and current events subscriptions. 

Blended Home Education

Red Deer Catholic Schools offers blended education for parents wishing to include Alberta education curriculum in their child’s educational program.

Blended learning allows parents to combine teacher-directed subjects through St. Gabriel Learning Centre and parent-directed home education subjects with the support of home education facilitators.