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 Grade 12. Our Distance Education students are usually learning at home, and supervised by a parent, governess or tutor.
A CMC Learning Advisor interviews the parent and student by phone to assess their educational needs. After negotiation with the parent, the Leaning Advisor provides a curriculum plan for the parent to use and records any negotiable alternate learning activities.
The students may also participate in periodic classes through Flexible Learning Arrangements, Campus Programs and Camps offered by the College.
A consultant will discuss with you the options available for you, to determine the education services that will best cater to your individual needs.
Distance Education Enrolment Procedure
Step 1. Enrolment Application sent into College
Step 2. DE Advisor contacts family
Step 3. If enrolment accepted: Enrolment information sent to College accounts for enrolment fee to be paid and fee payment plan set up. (please note enrolment is only confirmed after enrolment fee is paid)
Step 4. Enrolment confirmation pack and parent training materials forward to new family
Step 5. DE Learning Advisor/ Teacher contacts family to discuss curriculum and Learning Plan for newly enrolled students
Step 6. Curriculum purchased
Step 7. The CMC learning journey begins