Education Choices

Be informed so you can make the best choices for your child's future.

educational consulting

We know the Alberta School system inside and out.



We provide information and resources for you to choose an educational path that is the right fit for your child, whether that is public, charter, homeschooling, French Immersion, on-line or faith-based choices.

educational consulting


Have a child entering Kindergarten and confused by the myriad of choices?

Order our How the Alberta School System Works webinar below and sign up for the included consulting. We can help you find the school that is perfect for your child's personality, learning style and temperament.



New to Alberta?

Order our How the Alberta School System Works webinar below. Through consulting, we can help you find the school/educational choice that is the best fit for your child.



Interested to know high school options?

Order our Homeschooling High School webinar below on how the high school system works including physical schools, on-line schools and self-directed courses in a self-designed high school diploma program. Through consulting, you can be informed of all your choices.



Considering college/university without a diploma? We can help!

Order our University Without a Diploma webinar and sign up for consulting time.

It might be useful to buy the book, Unschooling To University from Amazon in the links below.

unschooling without a diploma book

This 384 page book contains everything you need to enter university without a diploma.


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New to Homeschooling?

Visit our homeschooling page for many more resources.

The Happy Homeschooling Handbook Alberta

Considering homeschooling your child? Yes, you can! This 100+ page book is packed with insider tips and contains everything you need to homeschool in Alberta.

All net proceeds go to the Alberta Homeschooling Association to cover costs and keep their membership free!

Print Book $19.95 plus $5.00 shipping and GST

Available August 1, 2018

E-Book $12.99 plus GST (to keep it ad-free)

Available now




Education Consultations

Need a parenting or education consultant? Judy is the proud parent of 4 Rutherford Scholarship recipients and 3 university graduates. She can help!

We provide telephone, or on-line confidential consultations on any parenting, education or family issue. We work from a non-punitive, evidence-based, neuro-biologically-informed parenting and educational approach.

Sessions are approximately one hour, $49.95, including a follow-up session a month later.

Parenting Consultations Brain Course Certified


Education Webinars

All webinars include personalized consultation time.



How To Choose the Best School/Education Option for Your Child 2019-2010 Year

How does the whole Alberta school system work? What are the choices available to you and how do you make the best choice for your child? This session is not sponsored by any school board so we can have a frank discussion.

Presented by Judy Arnall, mom of 4 high school graduates, and 3 university graduates, and is a certified family life educator.

$29 Fee (plus GST) includes handout materials and 15 minutes consultation time.


Considering University Without a Diploma

Wondering how to start university or college but don't have a diploma?

Are you over 19 years and course funding is a barrier? We can help!

Fee: $29.00 includes 90 minute recording and 15 minutes live consultation.

In addition to the webinar, please consider purchasing the book Unschooling To University

Topics covered are:

The future of education

What courses are needed for what programs

How and where to challenge diploma exams

How to do self-designed high school courses

Which courses need pre-requisites and which don't

What resources will you need?

Accessing help

Tips for applying to post-secondary schools

What does the DAR and transcript look like


How to Homeschool/Unschool in Alberta

Considering homeschooling your child next year? Yes, you can! Come and find out your rights and responsibilities, home education philosophies, how the education system works, funding, resources, and parenting/student styles. This session is not sponsored by any school board so we can have a frank discussion.

Presented by Judy Arnall, mom of 4 home educated high school graduates and certified family life educator.

$29 Fee (plus GST) includes handout materials and 15 minutes consultation time.


Homeschooling High School in Alberta

Wondering how to home school your high school aged child? Your child can take online courses, or do self-designed high school, or a bit of both, and still acquire a diploma. This session outlines everything you need to know for the 3 options. Register for the 90 minute recording and find out everything you need to know! Includes 15 minutes consultation. Presented by Judy Arnall, Homeschool parent of 4 High school graduates and Scholarship recipients and 3 who have graduated university.

This session is not sponsored by any school board so we can have a frank discussion.

Homeschooling High School

Topics covered are:

The future of education

How high school works in Alberta

Choices in homeschooling high school

How to do Parent/self designed high school course by course

Course descriptions

What is university like and what is the real scoop on homeschooling acceptance?

Special needs in high school

Brain development and motivation

How to access resources for parent/self designed high school

Fee: $29.00 includes 90 minute recording and 15 minutes live consultation.


Help! My Child Won't Do Homework/Homeschooling Work! Understanding the brain science behind learner motivation

Does your child take 3 hours to do a ten minute assignment? In this webinar, we will look at brain development stages and the implications for children's learning. We will examine learning styles and present some tips for reducing stress and increasing fun types of learning.

Presented by Judy Arnall, mom of 4 home educated high school graduates and certified family life educator.

$29 Fee (plus GST) includes handout materials and 15 minutes consultation.


Every Child is Gifted: Understanding Your Child's Multiple Intelligences

Learn about the 8 types of intelligences and how children learn differently. Everyone is intelligent! Purchase now and the webinar will be sent to you immediately for your personal reference. This webinar includes 15 minutes of private online live chat to answer your personal questions. Presented by Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE

$29 Fee (plus GST) includes handout materials.

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Useful Links

What will my child learn in each grade?


Grade 1 curriculum summary

Grade 2 curriculum summary

Grade 3 curriculum summary

Grade 4 curriculum summary

Grade 5 curriculum summary

Grade 6 curriculum summary

Grade 7 curriculum summary

Grade 8 curriculum summary

Grade 9 curriculum summary

Schedule of Learning Outcomes for Home Educators Not Following the Alberta Program of Studies

High School Course Requirements and Planning Chart

Homeschooling High School in Alberta

High School Course Equivalents Across Canada

Education Consultations




Stores Which Offer Curriculum Supports and Learning Aids


Scholars Choice


Kids Source


CHER Blog





Articles for Parent Help


Suggestion and Ideas for Getting More Co-operation and Less Power Struggles in Child Resisting Homeschooling Work

Tips for Applying to Post-Secondary Schools

Ways to Learn Math Without a Workbook

Unschooling to a STEM Career

STEM Classes: Help or hurt curiosity?

10 Reasons to Get the Degree (or Diploma or Certificate)

Screen Time Mitigates Summer Learning Loss

Self-Directed Education Alliance Article: Unschooling 101

Are All-inclusive Vacations Educational? You bet!

Helping Your Child Develop Social Skills




Education is a journey, not a race! Enjoy the ride.


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