Schools in Manitoba


Supporting Students with Medical Challenges

School Division Support

In Manitoba, school divisions have an obligation to provide each resident and enrolled student with educational programming. The obligation can be further defined as access to Appropriate Educational Programming for all students within their schools.

If the school/school division determines that the alternative programming is to work at home with Distance Learning courses, the cost of the Distance Learning courses shall be borne by the school/school division. This includes programming that may occur off-site (i.e. home-based, alternative programs, community settings).

Homeschooling Office Support

The Homeschooling Office may approve the homeschooling of a child when attendance in a school would be detrimental to their health and the school division is unable to provide support (i.e. terminal illness or immune deficiencies).

Parents/guardians are to complete the appropriate Student Notification form as provided above and submit the supporting documentation to the Homeschooling Office. When approved, Manitoba Education and Training will directly cover the costs of Distance Learning course materials.

Grades 9 – 12 Manitoba Distance Learning: Independent Study Option Admission/Registration
  • Grades 9-12 FAQ about Independent Study Option (PDF Document 89 KB)
  • Students who qualify for a course fee exemption may enroll in up to two courses at a time.
  • Students have 12 months from the date of registration to complete a course.
  • Students can attempt each course one time. Any subsequent re-registration will be subject to regular fees.
  • Textbooks are not covered under this exemption.
  • Miscellaneous services are not covered under this exemption.

Parent/Guardian Support

Homeschooling is an option available to parents in Manitoba.  When access and programming in a public or independent school is available but the parent/guardian chooses to educate their child at home because they believe it is the best choice for their child, they are then responsible for all resources and materials. Provincial funding is not available to families who homeschool.

Parents who choose to homeschool their children must notify Manitoba Education and Training of their intent by completing a Student Notification Form for each child. Visit the Homeschooling website for notification packages, curriculum options and other resources.