Professional Development Policy
Heritage Christian Online School (HCOS) teachers and administrators are encouraged to participate in professional development on a yearly basis.
All HCOS staff are required to attend staff training for three days in August. New staff are required to attend an additional two days of new staff training. Teachers are awarded a daily stipend for travel, food and lodging for the staff training dates.
In April, HCOS teachers with 10 or more students are required to attend staff training for two days. They also participate in the Christian Home Educators Conference (CHEC) where they are able to attend relevant sessions and training. Teachers receive a daily stipend for travel, food and lodging.
All staff also attend four Regional Staff Meetings each year. Two are face to face, and two are via Zoom.
Staff are allowed to apply to attend various conferences and workshops in their area. If the sessions are relevant and applicable then funds are provided for registration and some additional expenses.