Families who choose Home Quest need to have an adult at home full-time with their student(s). This adult becomes the Home Facilitator and is the main point of contact with Home Quest. It is
the Home Facilitator who assumes responsibility for the plans created with the Home Quest teacher, the Home Quest teacher will be responsible for tracking and assessing progress and providing feedback.
Frequent communication between the Home Facilitator and Home Quest is necessary to create a fluid support system. Teachers are here to support and guide families along this educational path and make sure that Ministry requirements are met. Home Quest offers parent workshops, frequent communication and expertise one resources to help in any area of need. Families are never alone on the journey and are encouraged to seek the teacher’s support and feedback often.
When joining Home Quest, families are committing to taking on a big role in helping to ensure their children are following an individualized educational path within the BC Ministry of Education guidelines. Families are not following a scripted curriculum assigned by Home Quest, but rather a carefully, cooperatively crafted plan. To make this work within Ministry expectations, there are essential elements that families must commit and agree to when enrolling at Home Quest (outlined below, in orientation, our program agreement form and the parent handbook).
The first step in the journey is to set up an appointment to meet with the Home Quest Coordinator. Your meeting will be a discussion of what Home Quest is like and if it feels like a good fit for your family. Once you decide to register, then you will sign a form agreeing to these things:
- Meeting in September to be attended by the home facilitator to establish a Student Learning Plan (SLP) for the year, with required updates to SLP on an ongoing basis throughout the year (any changes, i.e., additions or deletions need to be recorded).
- Home facilitator to regularly submit work samples/assessments to demonstrate student progress.
- Home facilitator must have Internet access and be willing to regularly check emails for pertinent and time sensitive information from Home Quest’s Coordinator and/or teacher(s).
- Adherence to BC Ministry of Education Learning Standards and Competencies for student’s particular grade level.
- Student and home facilitator must attend three portfolio meetings (one per term). Families must bring an organized, systematic portfolio that includes the following:
- subject summaries written for each subject area and a term reflection
- work samples that reflect student learning and progress in all subject areas
- Adherence to reimbursement guidelines as outlined in “Home Quest Reimbursement Guidelines”.
The key to success at Home Quest is definitely communication! Teachers and Home Facilitators work closely together to create the ultimate in diversified learning for their students.