The HomeLearners’ Network (HLN) offers an alternative to the SelfDesign K-12 program; parents may legally register their child as a homeschooler instead of enrolling in an educational program. There is no teacher involvement and you do not have to report to the school.
Would you like to register? If you are confident that homeschooling is the right option for you and your learner(s), you can go directly to the registration page:https://enrol.selfdesign.org/hln/. If you would like more information, please contact the HLN Coordinator. (Please note: there is a $50 registration fee for those who apply after September 29, 2017 and/or for those who apply from out-of-province. This date is often September 30, but because that is a Saturday, the date is September 29 this year).
Upon request learners receive a student ID card which may be useful for obtaining homeschooling discounts from some retailers. We provide school photo IDs for teen learners who need them in order to access student transportation fares or other student tickets. For this, parents need to provide us with a photo. For families using BC ferries to go on education field trips, HLN provides letters requesting discounted fares for learners.
Families who register before September 30 receive a $125/learner reimbursement for purchases of learning resources and services. Receipts must be sent in with a form that is provided.