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Education Choices

Be informed so you can make the best choices for your child's future.

educational consulting

We know the Alberta School system inside and out.

We provide information and resources for you to choose an educational path that is the right fit for your child, whether that is public, charter, homeschooling, French Immersion, on-line or faith-based choices.

educational consulting

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten and are confused by so many choices?

Order our "Choose the Best Education Option For Your Child" webinar below and sign up for the included consulting. We can help you find the school that is perfect for your child's personality, learning style and temperament.

How To Choose the Best School/Education Option for Your Child 2020-2021 Year

How does the whole Alberta school system work? What are the choices available to you and how do you make the best choice for your child? This session is not sponsored by any school board so we can have a frank discussion.

Presented by Judy Arnall, mom of 4 high school graduates, and 3 university graduates, and is a certified family life educator.

$29 Fee (plus GST) includes handout materials and 15 minutes consultation time.

Are you new to Alberta?

Order our "Choose the Best Education Option For Your Child" webinar below. Through consulting, we can help you find the school/educational choice that is the best fit for your child.

How To Choose the Best School/Education Option for Your Child 2020-2021 Year

How does the whole Alberta school system work? What are the choices available to you and how do you make the best choice for your child? This session is not sponsored by any school board so we can have a frank discussion.

Presented by Judy Arnall, mom of 4 high school graduates, and 3 university graduates, and is a certified family life educator.

$29 Fee (plus GST) includes handout materials and 15 minutes consultation time.

Interested to know High School options? Considering alternatives including Homeschooling?

Wondering about options for your high school aged child? Your child can take on-line courses, attend physical schools, or do Parent/self-designed high school and still acquire a diploma. Register for the 90 minute recording and find out everything you need to know! Presented by Judy Arnall, Homeschool parent of 4 High school graduates and Scholarship recipients and 3 who have graduated university.

Order our "High School Choices Including Homeschooling" webinar below

High School Choices Including Homeschooling 2020-2021

High School Alternatives

This session is not sponsored by any school board so we can have a frank discussion.

Fee: $29.00 includes 90 minute recording and 15 minutes live consultation.

Topics covered are:

Considering college/university without a diploma?

Order our University Without a Diploma webinar and sign up for consulting time

Wondering how to start university or college but don't have a diploma?

Are you over 19 years and course funding is a barrier? We can help!

Fee: $29.00 includes 90 minute recording and 15 minutes live consultation.

Topics covered are:

The future of education

What courses are needed for what programs

How and where to challenge diploma exams

How to do self-designed high school courses

Which courses need pre-requisites and which don't

What resources will you need?

Accessing help

Tips for applying to post-secondary schools

What does the DAR and transcript look like


It might be useful to buy the book, Unschooling To University from Amazon in the links below.

unschooling without a diploma book

This 384 page book contains everything you need to enter university without a diploma.

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Considering Homeschooling or Unschooling?

Visit Alberta Homeschooling Association

Order The Happy Homeschooling Handbook

The Happy Homeschooling Handbook Alberta

Considering homeschooling or unschooling your child? Yes, you can! This 100+ page book contains everything you need to homeschool in Alberta.

NEW! Includes a package of either grade 1-9 sample learning plans or grade 10-12 course proposal/summary templates

Credible information, regulations, responsibilities, how-to, tips and a whole lot of encouragement. You got this!

All net proceeds go to the non-profit Alberta Homeschooling Association.

Includes electronic learning plan templates for grades 1-9 or high school course and learning plan templates.

See Inside The Happy Homeschooling Handbook

Print Book $19.95 plus $6.00 shipping

It might be useful to buy the book, Unschooling To University from Amazon in the links below.

unschooling without a diploma book

This 384 page book contains everything you need to enter university without a diploma.

Click on logo to order from Amazon.com (US)

link to Amazon

Click on logo to order from Amazon.ca (Canada)

link to Amazon

Fighting with Your Child Over Homework?

Does your child take 3 hours to do a 10 minute assignment?

Order the webinar: Help! My Child Won't Do Homework/Homeschooling Work! Understanding the brain science behind learner motivation

In this webinar, we will look at brain development stages and the implications for children's learning. We will examine learning styles and present some tips for reducing stress and increasing fun types of learning.

Presented by Judy Arnall, mom of 4 home educated high school graduates and certified family life educator.

$29 Fee (plus GST) includes handout materials and 15 minutes consultation.

Wondering how Your Child Learns?

This informative webinar is for you

Every Child is Gifted: Understanding Your Child's Multiple Intelligences

Learn about the 8 types of intelligences and how children learn differently. Everyone is intelligent! Purchase now and the webinar will be sent to you immediately for your personal reference. This webinar includes 15 minutes of private online live chat to answer your personal questions. Presented by Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE

$29 Fee (plus GST) includes handout materials.

Presentation Description

Education Consultations

Need a parenting or education consultant? Judy is the proud parent of 4 Rutherford Scholarship recipients, 1 current university student and 3 university graduates working in their career choices. She can help!

We provide telephone, or on-line confidential consultations on any parenting, education or family issue. We work from a non-punitive, evidence-based, neuro-biologically-informed parenting and educational approach.

Sessions are approximately one hour, $89.95, including a follow-up session a month later.

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Useful Links

What will my child learn in each grade?

Grade 1 curriculum summary

Grade 2 curriculum summary

Grade 3 curriculum summary

Grade 4 curriculum summary

Grade 5 curriculum summary

Grade 6 curriculum summary

Grade 7 curriculum summary

Grade 8 curriculum summary

Grade 9 curriculum summary

Schedule of Learning Outcomes for Home Educators Not Following the Alberta Programs of Study

High School Course Requirements and Planning Chart

Homeschooling High School in Alberta

High School Course Equivalents Across Canada

Education Consultations

Curriculum Supports and Learning Aids

Alberta Distance Learning offers free curriculum Preview/Reviews for grades 4-9

Calgary Public Library offers free Solaro books (The Key) for each subject and grade

KahnAcademy Organization provides free math and science tutoring and instruction for all grades including university level.

Scholars Choice

Kids Source

CHER Blog

Mastermind Toys offers many posters, experiential learning toys and interactive curriculum aids

Video and Radio Help

CTV Preparation for university. Helping young ones with reading readiness.

Global TV Non-punitive screentime contracts

CTV Is preschool worth It? How many afterschool activities?

CTV Helping kids learn organizational skills.

CTV Preparing for a successful back-to-school experience.

CTV Teaching preschoolers to read. Handling toy clutter.

CTV Are bully programs in schools effective?

CTV Afterschool crankiness.

Global TV Handling bullying in schools.

Global TV Getting ready for back-to-school.

CTV Should school buses be equipped with wifi?

Global TV How parents and teachers can help children cope with disaster and tragedy.

Global TV Ready for back-to-school.

Global TV Should kids quit after-school activities?

Global TV Should homework be mandatory?

Judy Arnall speaks on Unschooling (Self-directed education) at Motivational Mondays.

Podcasts for Parent Help

Podcast-Talking To Teens with Andy Earle

Podcast-Unschooling and Self-Directed Education with Ben Green

Podcast-CBC Back to School

Podcast-CBC Homeschooling

Podcast-CBC Homeschooling Regulations and Support Groups

Podcast-CBC Parenting With Patience

Podcast-Discipline Without Distress

Podcast-Homeschooling with Saralyn

Podcast-Non-punitive Parenting with Megan

Podcast-Unschooling To University with Robyn Robertson

Podcast-QR77-Unschooling With Angela Kokott

Articles for Parent Help

Suggestion and Ideas for Getting More Co-operation and Less Power Struggles in Child Resisting Home Work

Tips for Applying to Post-Secondary Schools

Ways to Learn Math Without a Workbook

Self-Direced Education to a STEM Career

STEM Classes: Help or hurt curiosity?

10 Reasons to Get the Degree (or Diploma or Certificate)

Screen Time Mitigates Summer Learning Loss

Self-Directed Education Alliance Article: Unschooling 101

Are All-inclusive Vacations Educational? You bet!

Helping Your Child Develop Social Skills

Education is a journey, not a race! Enjoy the ride.

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