The Education Program Plan (aka “Program Plan”)

The Program Plan is an official and required document that each home educating parent needs to establish for each of his/her child whom the parent is home educating. Parents may create the required Program Plan with or without the help of their respective home education facilitator. If you want to consult your home education facilitator for guidance, suggestions, ideas, or assistance of any kind to complete your Program Plan, please feel free to do so! We are here to help!!!

Ready-Made Templates for You to Use

(My recommendation is to use the Word template from Option 2 or the PDF template from Option 3.  Both of these templates provide drop-down menu choices for each required category)

We at thee provide our home educating parents with a variety of pre-made templates that you may use to create your own program plan. You may choose from among the following pre-made templates, some of which you can

  • Download, print, and complete by handwriting,
  • Download, complete by using Microsoft Word and the template’s built-in drop-down menus, and then print the completed form, OR
  • Download, complete by using Adobe Acrobat and the template’s built-in drop-down menus, and then print the completed form

A. OPTION 1: Download, print, and complete by handwriting or by computer data entry

THEE’s principal-at-large, Brett Bowers, worked with the home education leaders from several fellow home education programs to develop a template for the Program Plan. We created two versions: a “condensed” version and a “full” version.

download-iconDownload the condensed version (Word document).


Download the condensed version (PDF document).


Download the full version (Word Document).

download-iconDownload the full version (PDF).

We at thee developed the following template as a Word document and as a PDF document that you can print and then complete by hand. Completing this template by handwriting or by manual data entry will take much more time than using this same template with the built-in drop-down menus (See OPTION 2).

download-iconDownload the Word template. You’ll also need to download the Schedule of Outcomes document.

download-iconDownload the PDF document. You’ll also need to download the Schedule of Outcomes document.


B. OPTION 2: Download, complete by using the drop-down menus, and then print the completed form.

Download, complete by using Microsoft Word and the template’s built-in drop-down menus, and then print the completed form We at thee developed the following template as a Word document that has a custom-built drop-down menu lists that will provide for you a set of menu selections of each category that is on the Program Plan along with a set of choices that correspond to each category. You can then simply click on the choice that applies to each of your categories in your Program Plan.

download-iconDownload the Word template with the drop-down menu choices.


C. OPTION 3: Download, complete by using the drop-down menus in the PDF form, and then print the completed form for yourself and then email the completed form to your facilitator.

download-iconDownload the template as a custom-made PDF document.

You’ll be providing information (e.g. resources, learning activities, assessments, etc.) on a program-wide basis. For example, if you’ll be using textbooks for three of the subjects/topics, then  you will need to select “textbooks” just once (for the entire program) and not three separate times for each subject.



Please complete your Program Plan at the time when you are completing the Notification Form for the upcoming school year.

According to “Part D” (see below) of the home education Notification Form (aka “registration form”), Alberta Education expects the home educating parent to provide a completed Program Plan to the school authority at the same time that the parent provides to the school authority the signed Notification Form for each home educating student. If you have already completed the Notification Form for your home educating student and sent it to thee, please complete your Program Plan as soon as possible but before the school year begins (if possible and if applicable to your situation) and mail or email it to your facilitator. For a list of facilitators and their respective email addresses, please click here.

part D

Please know that you can change and revise your Program Plan at any time during the school year, so the Program Plan that you initially create is not “etched in stone” for the school year. You can also discuss the details of your Program Plan with your facilitator at any time during the school year.