What is Distance Education?
The Qld Department of Education and Training defines the term as follows:
With distance education, a parent enrols their child in a school of distance education and a school program is provided by that school for the child. Teachers are available to help monitor the child’s learning, and a teacher from the school prepares progress reports about the child. The parent is the supervisor or home tutor to the child within their home. There are state schools and accredited non-state schools of distance education.
Charlotte Mason College provides full-service education support for Distance Education students and their parents, as well as on-campus classrooms for Preschool to Year 12. Our distance education students are usually learning at home, and supervised by a parent, governess or tutor.
A CMC teacher interviews the parent and student to assess educational needs, and may conduct diagnostic testing if required. After negotiation with the parent, the teacher then writes up a customised Individual Education Program that maps any suggested learning activities, resources, and strategies to the National Curriculum.
The program is implemented by the teacher sending instructions and training materials to the parent who supervises the child’s learning activities, and collates work samples to send to the College for assessment and record keeping.
The students may also participate in periodic classes and educational events offered by the school.
A consultant will discuss with you the options available for you, to determine the home-based education services that will best cater to your individual needs. Parents who are searching for an on-campus day-school should ask for the Charlotte Mason College On-Campus Prospectus.