K-9 Program Overview
Thank you for your interest in our Kindergarten to Grade 9 Program at Heritage Christian Online School. Outlined below are the options available to you in our school. Our mission is to develop innovative Christ-centered educational opportunities for learners to explore and embrace God's unique purpose. This statement guides what we aim to do as a school in living out our Values and Vision as we work to provide educational support in your home learning adventure.
Our main program offered to families for support in their home learning is our Enrolled Program. This program is our fully supported program that partners you with a British Columbia Certified Teacher to build an educational program unique to each student. This is done through the resource budget available to Enrolled families, the building of a Student Learning Plan at the start of the year, and regular assessment and reporting on student progress throughout the year. You can read more here about our Enrolled Program.
Our Registered Program has been designed for families that desire to provide education for their children at home separate to the guidelines of the British Columbia Ministry of Education curriculum. Registered students receive minimal support from HCOS and you can read more on this at Support for Registered Families . Also, please see our website for more information on what it means to be Homeschool Registered.
Starting in grade 5, we offer a variety of online courses that students can sign up for to add to their educational programs. The majority of these courses are for the core academic subjects and you can see what we have to offer on our HCOS Courses homepage.
Students in our Enrolled Program have the availability for additional support in our Learning Services Program. This program has been designed to offer additional support for students who may be challenged by concerns with Speech, Giftedness, Reading, Dyslexia, Written Output, Attention, Behaviour, Anxiety, or Sensory Distractions. More information can be found on our Learning Services page.
Learning Groups at HCOS are open to all of our students and can range from one time activities like a writers workshop to our full-term one day a week Community Connections programs. You can see current activities and programs offered on our Learning Groups website.
The HCOS Learning Commons is our online and campus based lending library. There is a wide variety of resources available for students to enjoy and add to their home learning programs. The Learning Commons is full of resources like unit study kits, ebooks, online subscriptions, books, webinars, book clubs, and equipment. See our Learning Commons webpage for more details.