BCS@Home Hybrid Program, Grades 1-9
Blended hybrid learning occurs when there is a complementary in-person and online component to student learning. Our BCS@Home Hybrid Program takes a hands-on approach to education, with a phenomena- based learning philosophy designed to encourage student creativity and motivate a love for learning. These once-a-week in-person classes are done in conjunction with online activities, such as videos, reflections, and at-home experiments.
During in-person classes, students receive high quality academic instruction, while also forming weekly community connections with their homeschool peers. Hybrid students can also attend co- curricular field trips, workshops and events that run in addition to the Hybrid class time, free of charge. Students demonstrate attendance to learning through participation and engagement in Hybrid classes and online components.
The hybrid program is a one-day-a-week, face-to-face learning program. This program will fully cover Science, Art, Physical Education and Bible for Grades 1-6, and cover Physical Education, Bible, Health and Options for Grades 7-9. Subjects are taught by certified teachers, in accordance with the Alberta Program of Studies. There are four possible combinations when registering for the Blended-Hybrid Program.
- Hybrid with Home Education: In this option, the subjects previously listed will be taught during the weekly hybrid classes, while the remaining subjects (Math, LA, Music and Social Studies for Grades 1-6; Math, LA, Social Studies and Science for Grades 7-9) remain parent-directed for the remainder of the week.
- Hybrid with Print-Based Distance Education (Grades 1-6): In this option, Science, Art, Bible and PE are taught during the weekly hybrid classes, and the remaining subjects (LA, Math, Music and Social Studies) are covered through the print-based distance education during the remaining four days of the week.
- Hybrid with Online Education (Grades 7-9): In this option, PE, Bible, Health and Options are taught during the weekly hybrid classes, and the remaining subjects (LA, Math, Science and Social Studies) are covered through the online education program during the remaining four days of the week.
- Hybrid with Shared Responsibility (cannot exceed 80%): In this option, the hybrid program covers the typical hybrid subjects, and the remaining subjects are done at home in the remaining four days a week, through a combination of print-based distance education (grades 1-6), online education (grades 7-9) and traditional home education.
Note: The hybrid program covers 40% of a Grade 1-6 student’s educational program, and 20% of a Grade 7-9 student’s educational program, leaving the remaining percentages to be covered through traditional or distance education. Click here for more information on how shared responsibility percentages work.
Days & Locations
- 8:45am – 3pm
- 1st week of September until the 3rd week of June, with 2 weeks off at Christmas and 2 weeks of at Spring Break
- North Calgary: Thursdays at Bearspaw – Centre Street Church, 33 Damkar Court, NW Calgary
- South Calgary: Tuesdays at Southview Alliance Church – 20200 Walden Blvd, SE Calgary
For many families this program offers the perfect blend of flexibility, support and community, as families can maintain the flexibility of homeschooling for four days a week, while students experience a fun and engaging school day with their peers one day a week. By having certificated teachers and specialists support student learning outside of the home, science experiments, art projects, physical activities and bible study are done together in a community of peers, easing the parent’s need to cover all subjects at home during the week. Additional Co-Curricular field trips, lessons and classes are available throughout the year on non-hybrid days, offered either for free or at a highly reduced cost, as part of the program. These activities include, but are not limited to: swim lessons, ski lessons, golf lessons, baseball lessons, art days at the Leighton Art Centre, valentines crafts for Calgary Seniors, and more! Students build friendships and memories with their peers each week, while parent support groups and socialization opportunities are available on site – book a consultation today to start the registration process.
- The Blended Learning (Hybrid) Program fee invoices must be paid in full before June 1st.
- $150/student of the $1200 Hybrid program fee is a non-refundable deposit.
- Registration with BCS@Home signifies your commitment in your program of choice. As such, BCS@Home fees are non-refundable once the course/program commences as BCS@Home has made commitments to staff and resources.
- The Blended Learning (Hybrid) Program fee can be paid via e-transfer, debit, cheque, credit card, online, over the phone, or in-person at the campus school.
The Blended Learning (Hybrid) program fee is not eligible to be claimed from your Home Education Funding portion.
- Students in grades 1-6 enrolled in a combination of parent-directed home education and enrolled in the Blended Learning (Hybrid) Program are considered 40% teacher-directed and 60% parent-directed, meaning each student will receive 60% of their Home Education funding (60% of the $901 Home Ed grant = $540.60), to cover the costs of home educating those remaining subjects not covered in the Hybrid or Distance Education programs.
- Students in grades 7-9 enrolled in a combination of parent-directed home education and enrolled in the Blended Learning (Hybrid) Program are considered 20% teacher-directed and 80% parent-directed, meaning each student will receive 80% of their Home Education funding (80% of the Home Ed grant = $720.80), to cover the costs of home educating those remaining subjects not covered in the Hybrid or Distance Education programs.
- Students in grades 1-9 enrolled in a combination of teacher-directed print-based or online and enrolled in the Blended Learning (Hybrid) Program are considered 100% teacher-directed and are not eligible for parent-directed home education funding.