Distance Learning

Independent Study Option


Parents of students not attending school who are of compulsory school age (between 7 and 18 years) must ensure they notify the Homeschooling Office on the prescribed form. It is also recommended they apprise their child(ren)'s school(s) of the family's intention to homeschool.

Grades 1-8 courses are available through the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC). Parents may register directly for courses provided by the ADLC after notifying the Manitoba Homeschooling Office. The ADLC provides print based or online distance learning programming with marking and learning support provided by teachers. For help with your registration or if you need more information, email: registrations@adlc.ca or phone 1-780-674-5333 ext. 5360 or toll-free 1-866-774-5333, ext. 5360.

Grades 9-12 Manitoba Independent Study Option (ISO) courses provide the opportunity and flexibility for school-age learners to study a wide range of compulsory and optional distance education courses. Learners complete courses independently and at their own pace while having some access to a tutor/marker via email or phone. The Distance Learning Unit issues the credit to distance learners who successfully complete an ISO course. The Distance Learning Unit may also issue diplomas to distance learners who successfully complete Manitoba graduation requirements.

Supporting Students with Medical Challenges

Students who are of compulsory school age and are registered in a school and are unable to attend school full time due to medical reasons are to work with their school/division to provide Appropriate Educational Programming. If the school/division determines that the alternative programming is to work at home with Independent Study Option course(s) the school/division shall provide the financial resources. Please complete the Resident Attending Form for registration.

The 2017-2018 course fee exemption requirements and forms for students who are unable to attend school for medical reasons are available on the Homeschooling website.

The 2017-2018 requirements and ISO registration form for students that are residing in residential rehabilitation treatment centre is available on the forms page.

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