2017/2018: School Application Selection

Have you previously applied to RCOA for any of your children?

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There are two ways to School at Home in BC. Please read the following definitions carefully as you choose the type that is best for you:


Home Learning: Distributed Learning (DL)

Parents teach their children with the support and professional guidance of a certified teacher through the school they are ENROLLED with. They are free to use Faith-based curriculum and in the case of RCOA, are part of a school community that offers weekly Community Classes, Partners in Education (PIE), teaching workshops, and a Curriculum & Program Activities Budget that covers needed curriculum and school related resources. In High School there are also many Activities and F2F Classes offered. The questions to ask are:

  • Do you want to teach your children at home?
  • Are you ready to be accountable to the Ministry for your teaching program?
  • Is it important for you to be able to use Christian curriculum?
  • Would it be a blessing to have the support of certified Christian teachers?
  • Would you appreciate the support of a school community that understands the needs of parents schooling at home?
  • Do you want your children to experience community through Community Classes, Partners in Education (PIE), and/or Face to Face (F2F) Classes and Activities?

If so, then DL Enrolment is for you!

* Please Note – If your School of Record (SOR) is another school, and you are in grades 10-12 but you wish to take just a few courses with RCOA, then this is also DL, but called Cross Enrolment (DL)

Although it is our goal to be the primary support system for our DL families we highly recommend that you also join the following organizations:

Your local Homeschool Support group, the BC Home Learners Association, which has made it their goal to promote and protect the freedoms of Homeschoolers in BC and Home School Legal Defence the national voice of home education.  Please take the time to visit their websites and prayerfully consider membership.

Home Learning: Registered Home School Status (Reg HS)

Parents are free to teach their children at home as they wish and are not required to follow the outcomes of the Ministry of Education, as long as they REGISTER with a certified school. Their only obligation is to provide their children with “a program”, which is relatively undefined. There is no monitoring by, or accountability to the Ministry of Education or the school they register with. The questions to ask are:

  • Does your family desire the full freedom of Traditional Homeschooling?
  • Do you desire complete control and independence from the Ministry outcomes while educating your children at home?
    • Please be aware that this means you will not be able to access the full funding available for curriculum.
    • You will not be assigned a Christian certified teacher to support your progress and no Report Cards will be created for you.
    • As well, your children are more than welcome to participate in the Community Classes, or the Activities and F2F classes (High School) but you will have to pay for these classes and attendance is based on availability of room in those classes.

If so, then Registered Home School Status is for you!

* Please note – If you are in grades 10-12 you may also Cross Enroll and take DL courses at no cost.

** For information on our Alternative Highschool Homeschool Transcript Program go to our Highschool for Registered Homeschoolers Page

We highly recommend that our Registered Families join the following organizations: Your local Homeschool Support group, the BC Home Learners Association, which has made it their goal to promote and protect the freedoms of Homeschoolers in BC, and Home School Legal Defence the national voice of home education.  Please take the time to visit their websites and prayerfully consider membership.