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Home Based Education
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Home Based Education
Home Based Education
North East School Division

Learning from Home

Home Education


What is Home-Based Education?

A home-based education program is a program based from home, directed by the parent(s), for their own children between the ages of 5 and 17 years of age. The Ministry of Saskatchewan's Home-Based Education: Policy and Procedures Manual is available to assist parents with fulfilling their legal responsibilities regarding the registration and operation of home-based education programs. 

Home-based Education Program Regulations
Home-Based Education Q&A


1.   Register Your Students

Before registering, please read the following:

  • Are you registering an Immigration or International Student?  If so, please following these instructions before registering at an NESD school. Immigration or International Student instructions – student will not be registered until permission has been granted through this form.

Exception:  Coming from Ukraine?  Please contact the NESD Division Office for registration instructions (stop by the Division Office, phone 306-752-5741, or email

  • Parents residing within the North East School Division boundaries NESD Boundary Map who choose to provide a Home-based Education Program for their children must register with the NESD Homeschool before beginning their program.





 – email completed form to or mail to NESD Homeschool, Box 6000, Melfort, SK  S0E 1A0, or drop off at the Division Office at 402 Main Street, Melfort.


To receive financial reimbursement, homeschool students must be registered between August 15 – September 15, 2023.  Payments will be sent out the week of November 15thHome school registrations will be accepted all year. 


2.   Prepare Your Education Plans

The purpose of the written educational plan is for parents to demonstrate that they have a positive and constructive approach to the education of their children before beginning their home-based education program.  If you require assistance, our Home-Based Education Monitor is available to provide educational consultation to home-based educators as you prepare your written education plan.  Please contact the division office at 306-752-5741 with your questions.





– email completed form to or mail to NESD Homeschool, Box 6000, Melfort, SK  S0E 1A0, or drop off at the Division Office at 402 Main Street, Melfort.


A separate education plan must be prepared for each student and submitted by September 15, 2023.


3.   Year-End Reports for current 2022-2023 year

Summarizing student progress and providing samples of student work is required at the end of the academic year as part of the partnership between the NESD and families who choose to provide Home based Education. This expectation is outlined in the Ministry of Education documents.

The following should be submitted to the division office as a year-end report:

  1. A periodic log; and,
  2. one of the following for each of the broad annual goals:
    1.  a detailed summative record;
    2.  sufficient samples of work; or,
    3.  a summative record and samples of work

The intent of these samples is to show growth in learning. 
When possible, all documents should be in a PDF format, with clear pictures of work samples. (pdf format preferred to paper documents) 

* Please ensure any student work submitted is a copy only. We keep files at the office for our records. The submissions will not be returned.

For your guidance, your may use the SHBE Annual Progress Report template:

Homeschool YEAR-END REPORT template

– email completed form or your complete report(s) to or mail to NESD Homeschool, Box 6000, Melfort, SK  S0E 1A0, or drop off at the Division Office at 402 Main Street, Melfort.

A separate year end report must be prepared for each student and submitted by June 15th, 2023.

Payments will be sent out the week of August 15th - ONLY if you received the initial payment in November AND Year-End Reports are submitted by June 15th, 2023.


4.   Curriculum and Resources

  • Saskatchewan Curriculum are available to view on the Saskatchewan Curriculum website.
  • Curriculum Corner on the North East School Division website is another resource for  curriculum related documents & materials.
  • SHBE - Saskatchewan Home-based Educators - this website has some good free materials to assist with homeschool content.
  • Textbooks are available for loan, dependent upon division availability. For all textbook inquiries, please contact
  • E-textbook subscription for K to Gr. 9: Pearson School e-text is an easy-to-use database of content available to you anytime and anywhere that you have internet access.  Deadline to request e-textbook resources is October 15th, 2023.
  • You are welcome to arrange borrowing privileges at your nearest school library. Also check out your local community library for resources.
  • Though your family has chosen to homeschool, we encourage you to consider having them participate in extracurricular activities (ex: sports teams) at a nearby school. Please contact to discuss this opportunity with your local school principal.
  • There may be some classes that would enhance your Education Plan because of the nature of the subject (i.e., Physical Education, Band, PAA). In some cases, at the discretion of NESD and the school principal, there may be an opportunity to join with peers to complete the course .  Specific curriculum-based school trips and activities (i.e., ski trip, education field trip, tours) would not be permitted to participate as a stand-alone event. Please contact to discuss this further.
  • The NESD provides a small grant to our community of Homeschool Families who may wish to plan and participate in a Group Educational Experience. Applications for this funding must be received before September 30th, 2023 and be included in each families’ education plan.  Budget approval will be communicated by mid-October and dispersed when receipts for expenses are received at the division office.  NESD Group Educational Experience Form


5.   Driver Training

All NESD students are automatically eligible for the High School Driver Education Program at no cost (not including SGI fees) through the schools/division when they become age eligible. NESD Driver Education Handbook


Please contact to plan for your child to take Driver Training with the nearest high school in your area.


6.   High School Credit Opportunities - Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement

If your child is entering into grade 10 and you wish them to get provincially recognized credits for their classes, they will need to either enter the regular school system or take the courses online. This ensures that they have an academic standing when applying for post-secondary schooling.  Sask Ministry of Education High School Credit Options


Please explore the academic journeys your homeschooler may take for high school options:

Homeschool High School Journeys in Co-ordination with Sask Distance Learning Corp

If your high school Homeschooler wishes to take the full time online option, NESD homeschool families may consider the Saskatchewan Distance Learning Corporation option to Learn at Home.

If you choose this option for your family, the SaskDLC is considered your primary school and this student will no longer be considered an NESD Homeschool student.  Sask DLC will share the information with the nearest school division, as the Ministry requires that those students be registered as secondary with their nearest physical school.  The NESD Coordinator of Learning will work with your family and the SaskDLC, as needed, when issues arise with any full-time online students who are secondary to the NESD. 


Homeschool Calendar



August 15

Registration for NESD Homeschool Window Opens

Submission for Education Plan Opens

September 15

Deadline for NESD Homeschool Registration for financial reimbursement

Education Plan submitted to NESD

September 30

Deadline to submit the NESD Group Educational Experience Form

October 15

Deadline to request e-textbook resources

November 15

First Disbursement to eligible Homeschool Families

June 15

Deadline to submit Year-End Reports to NESD

August 15

Second Disbursement to eligible Homeschool Families



402 Main Street, Box 6000, Melfort, SK, S0E 1A0


1-306-752-5741 | Toll Free: 1-888-752-5741


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