Home-based education


The Sun West School Division respects each family’s right to choose and encourages parents who think home-based education may be a fit for them to fully explore all that is involved. As per provincial legislation, there are requirements on home-school parents and the School Division of residence regarding student registration and the providing evidence of learning. These are detailed in the Ministry of Education’s Home School Manual and in the Sun West Home-based Student Handbook.

To be fully involved in the day-to-day social, cognitive and physical development of your child is a major undertaking. For those parents willing and able to dedicate the time and energy, home-schooling may be a viable and suit the specific needs of their children.

For additional information on home schooling in Saskatchewan, visit the Saskatchewan Home-Based Educators (SHBE) website.

The Sun West Distance Learning Centre option

If you decide you want your child to learn from home and your child has a permanent address in Saskatchewan, and is between the ages of 5 and 22, the Sun West Distance Learning Centre (DLC) can provide professional teacher support for you and your child FREE OF CHARGE.

The Sun West DLC can help you develop lesson plans, identify appropriate course materials or where to find the tools and support to get you started. The Sun West DLC is a Saskatchewan-based, Ministry- approved online school offering a full suite of web-based courses from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Our course directory lists over 180 courses including all core classes and a variety of unique, interest-based high school electives such as Paleontology, Field Crop Production, Forensic Science, Astronomy and Equine. Visit the DLC website to learn more about our courses, our educators and how they can support your child learn from home.