On June 13, 2018, the Quebec Homeschool Regulations were published and are now available for the public to view. In order to comply with the new law and regulations for the 2018-2019 school year, you will need to do the following:
Prepare a learning plan and submit it directly to the Minister
Submit details of your student’s learning plan to the Ministry of Education
Complete the annual evaluation, chosen from one of five evaluation options listed in the regulation. Submit a completion report to the Ministry on or before June 15th.
For detailed information on the above requirements, please see the links below:
While the new regulation requires more details be submitted to the Ministry, we at HSLDA Canada will be working alongside you to assist with streamlining the process as much as possible.
At HSLDA Canada, we advocated on your behalf to provide flexibility in the learning plan and evaluation process for students with special needs. Where there was no mention of accommodations in the learning plan for special needs students, we advocated for a provision permitting these accommodations – that provision was added in the final regulation (S. 8).
When we look at where we stood just a few years ago, we can see, despite the setbacks, that there have been improvements. School boards will now provide access to a host of school resources, including use of science labs, recreational facilities, and auditoriums.
If you have any questions in the interim, please don’t hesitate to contact us.