Shared Responsibility (Blended) Programs
(formerly called Blended or Combined Program)
A Shared/Blended program is a combination of Parent Directed and Teacher Directed courses. Blending allows for the development of a flexible program for students.
- If a course is selected as Teacher Directed, the rules and guidelines applying to Teacher Directed Programs are followed.
- If a course is selected as Parent Directed, the rules and guidelines applying to Parent Directed programs are followed.
- Elementary and Jr. High Students have to be registered in a minimum of 50% Teacher Directed course weight.
- High School students have to be registered in a minimum of 20% Teacher Directed course weight.
- Students choosing to study in a Shared Responsibility/Blended Program cannot register in more than one school, and credit totals cannot change after September 30th.
Students in a Shared Program are eligible for funding in the amount that is proportionate to their Parent-Directed program percentage on September 30th . For example:
- A student in grade 1-9 is blended at 50% Parent-Directed. The student would be eligible for 50% of $840 = $420 available in Parent-Directed funding.
- A high school student is blended with a total of 35 credits, of which 20 credits are Parent-Directed. The student would be eligible for 20/35 = 57% of $840 = $478.80 available in Parent-Directed funding.
- Support is available for the Teacher-Directed portion of the student’s program accordingly (see Teacher-Directed Program Support Overview).