Wow – It’s a Season of Changes!

*Edit: No English eligibility required.

I am very hesitant as I write this blog post. Part of me is fuming at what was announced this week – and part of me wants to stand up and shout – “Hey, I can help – I have the resources you need.”

Let me explain.

Quebec Online School Pilot Project 2019-2020

When I first started Quebec Online School, it was never with the intention of serving the entire Quebec homeschool community. I was working with 5 or 6 families, using a variety of online resources from many different companies, and looking for a way to tie it all together under one title. The material was not tied to the QEP and I had no intention of going public with it. I even gave away – or dumped (gasp) thousands of dollars worth of Quebec text books and teacher’s manuals, as no one was interested in taking it for free!

When news of change began to be rumoured in 2017, I saw an opportunity to help other families looking for support in their homeschool ventures and began creating a draft program of online courses from the beginning of elementary to the end of secondary, available in both English and French. Although I worked on this for many months, I realised that it was not really what people were looking for, so set it aside to work on other projects.

Image result for changes

Now we are in a new season again, and it seems that there may indeed be families who need assistance following the progression of learning and preparing for exams at the end of each cycle. So, I am announcing the launch of a pilot program for 2019-2020. The following courses will be available.

  • English as a first or second language Grade 1 to Secondary 5
  • French as a first or second language Grade 1 to Secondary 5
  • Math in English and French from Grade 1 to Secondary 5
  • Science in English and French from Secondary 2 to Secondary 5
  • Social Studies in English and French from Secondary 2 to Secondary 5
  • Monthly parent workshops online for Science and Social Studies Grade 1 to Secondary 1 – English and French.

Quebec Online School Pilot Project 2019-2020

Courses will be held for 30 weeks and be tied directly to the progression of learning. Students will meet with the teacher and 10-15 students once a week for 50 minutes. Lessons will be taught, homework discussed and teachers will give feedback for individual student assignments. During the week, you can review the recorded version of the lesson and work on the next homework assignment.

Fees are $500 per course. This is the average price of an online course WITHOUT a live teacher. There are many courses available that have recorded lessons that allow you to work at your own pace, but not many that have live teachers that are available instantly to answer your questions. Certainly there are not many that match the requirements of the QEP.

A schedule of classes will be published in June. Most likely, classes will be held on Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday, allowing families to have long weekends for other activities.

If you are interested in this pilot project, please complete the registration form. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. A minimum of 10 students is needed to host a class. If more than 15 students apply, we will begin a waiting list for a second class.

Quebec Online School Pilot Project 2019-2020

A French version of this post will be coming shortly.

Free online tools to help with reading, writing and math

After several weeks off blogging for the purpose of preparing my online courses for next week, I am getting back on track. I hope to keep you up to date with recommended resources two or three times a week from now on.

Today’s recommendation is a list of free online technology tools to help with reading writing and math. Who doesn’t love free?

Free tools for assisting math, reading and writing.

Gaming EDU is an excellent online course for students who have challenges in any of these basic skills, or who need assistance with executive functioning issues. An “all-in-one” program that meets as a class once a week, the program is designed to meet your child at the level they are currently functioning and apply individual progress without making any feel uncomfortable about progress at a higher or lower level than other students. As a bonus, assistance with the learning plan, midterm report and an end-of-year evaluation by a qualified teacher is supplied along with the course contents.

Registration is Open!

Gaming EDU Online Course

Enroll in our Gaming EDU Online Course for 2019-2020 and cover all the requirements for the Quebec homeschool program

Registration is open!

Click the link to register or ask for more information

  • Weekly Zoom meetings with students of similar interest
  • Assigned individualized homework programs
  • Play games together and compete for your place in the leaderboards
  • Cover requirements for math, science, social studies, French, English, art and personal development
  • Learning plans, mid-term reports/status updates and evaluation reports included
  • Fees: $1500 – 30-week course, including the creation of the learning plan, completion of the midterm report and year-end evaluation, and access to subscription sites required by the course content,
  • Reduced fees for 1:1 tutorials if required
  • 2019 – Open to students in grades 5-8 (Elementary cycle 3 and Secondary cycle 1
  • Class size: 10-15 students

Our Partners in Education:

LEARN Quebec

Register now or ask your questions!

Support Packages for 2019-2020

Are you interesting in homeschooling? Perhaps starting for the first time in 2019? The ministry is requesting notification by July 1, 2019, and you are required to send in your Learning Plan by September 1, 2019

Support Plan Package

  • Notification to government
  • Assistance with learning plan and choice of materials
  • Mid-term report
  • Year-end evaluation

A $320 package for $240.00 – Book by May 15th, 2019