homeschool student ID cards - front and back

Student and teacher photo ID cards are used by homeschoolers to receive discounts at various businesses, organizations, and attractions. Now parent educators and homeschool students can enjoy the same benefits as their public/private school peers.

These convenient cards will include your name, your homeschool name, province, and your photo. Student and teacher cards are available to non-HSLDA members for $20 per card per school year and HSLDA members for $15 per card per school year.

The discounts received with just a couple of visits to educational attractions or savings at local and chain stores, these cards pay for themselves!

Student Photo ID Card

You will need the following information to order a student identification card:

  • The student name as it will appear on the card.
  • Grade for the school year – i.e. when ordering a student card after May 1st, 2024, the grade you will be in during the 2024-2025 school year.
  • The name of your homeschool; no more than 30 characters including spaces (e.g. Smith Homeschool Academy).
  • The province you live in.
  • A photo of the student:
    • The photo should be taken against a plain, light coloured background with enough contrast between the background, facial features and clothing.
    • Photos must be clear, sharp and in focus.
    • Photos should show a full front view of the face and top of shoulders and no hats or sunglasses worn.
    • Photo dimensions no smaller than 2”x 2”, in portrait orientation, JPEG format, and high/original resolution.

Teacher Photo ID Card

You will need the following information to order a teacher identification card:

  • The parent name as it will appear on card.
  • The name of your homeschool; no more than 30 characters including spaces (e.g. Smith Homeschool Academy).
  • The province you live in.
  • A photo of the parent teacher:
    • The photo should be taken against a plain, light coloured background with enough contrast between the background, facial features and clothing.
    • Photos must be clear, sharp and in focus.
    • Photos should show a full front view of the face and top of shoulders and no hats or sunglasses worn.
    • Photo dimensions no smaller than 2”x 2”, in portrait orientation, JPEG format, and high/original resolution.

If you have any questions, please email info@cche.ca, or call our office at: 519.913.0318. 

Cost per card per year:

  • $15 per card HSLDA Members {Cost is not included in HSLDA Canada’s membership fees.}
  • $20 per card non-HSLDA Members

As you enjoy your cards’ benefits, please let us know where your photo ID card has been honoured. We are happy to add to our running list of national businesses and/or organizations that recognize these specialty member cards.

Inquire at the following establishments as you use your new student card to see what discounts apply:

  • Public Transit
  • Train, bus
  • Banks
  • Craft supply stores
  • Museums
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Science Centres
  • Bookstores
  • Malls/clothing stores
  • Computer software programs
  • Gyms
  • Art galleries
  • Cinemas
  • Ballet
  • Theatre
  • Business Supply Stores

© CCHE. All rights reserved. The information provided on this site is meant for informational purposes only. The information is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice, and it should not be relied upon as such. Readers with legal questions should consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular situation. Links may be provided to third party sites that some homeschooling families have found to be helpful. You should exercise your own independent skill and judgement in making homeschool resource and curriculum choices for your family.