Monday, January 18, 2010
Tonight I am speaking at Home School Christian Fellowship in Edmonton about our family experience in transitioning our children from home education into college and university. I have come to see just how different this part of our home education experience has been. We have had remarkable success in helping our children achieve their goals, a success that is perhaps rare.
I plan over the next week or so to turn portions of the talk I give into further blog posts, but for today, I want to focus on really useful web sites.
Alberta Learning Information Service, at http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/ gives career preparation information including on-line quizzes, occupational profiles, college admission standards and job seeking information. I love the career profile information which clarifies the details of any job, and gives suggestions in related fields.
Since many home educators use a "friendly" institution to begin their post-secondary studies and then transfer to a biger school, it is important to know about the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfers, at http://www.acat.gov.ab.ca/. Before you enroll in any post-secondary class, you can be certain whether it will be accepted at another school. The site includes an overview of the upgrading course offered through Alberta colleges that are accepted at all universities at http://www.acat.gov.ab.ca/pdfs/AcadUpgrading.pdf. This is an excellent help to those who discover late that they lack a credit or equivalent for a specific program, since it shows you the options to fill in the gap.
There's a good overview of high school possibilities for home educators at the THEE web site, at http://thee.ca/content/road-high-school-and-beyond….
More thoughts on all of this in the coming days.