Shared Responsibility is when a home education parent and a school authority agree to share responsibility for the student’s education. With Shared Responsibility, BCS@Home’s distance education teachers provide the teacher-directed portion of the program, including planning, resource selection, instructional delivery, assessment and evaluation of student progress for the selected distance education courses. A BCS@Home facilitator visits twice each year to assess the parent-directed, Traditional Home Education portion of the student’s learning, and provides ongoing support, feedback and assistance to the family as requested. The degree to which parents are assisting with the teacher-directed portion will vary depending on their child’s age, learning needs and grade level.
- Families can choose a minimum of 20% to a maximum of 80% of the program to be teacher-directed through BCS@Home, in either Online (grades 7-12) or Print-Based (grades 1-6) Distance Education
- Prorated amount of parent funding is based on the percentage of the program that is Traditional Home Education. A program that is a 50/50 split would make the parent funding $450.50.
- The BCS@Home teacher is primarily in charge of program planning, instruction and assessment for the distance education portion of Shared Responsibility
- The Parent is in charge of the remaining home education portions of the program, such as planning, instructing and assessing those courses that are taught in the Traditional Home Education format.
- A BCS@Home facilitator visits twice each year, provides support, feedback and assistance as requested throughout the semester for the parent-directed home education portion.
- No tuition is charged for our Shared Responsibility program.
- Technical Requirements must be met Required Technology Requirements For Distance Learning
Percentages for Shared Responsibility
Grades 1 – 6
Language Arts & Literature
Phys. Ed. & Wellness
Grades 7 – 9
Options (choose 1 or 2)
Grades 10 – 12
High school students can take anywhere from 7 to 28 credits in a shared responsibility program.
The percentage of the distance education program is calculated by dividing the number of credits taken by 35 (a full time student load).
- Example 7 credits / 35 = 20%