Under both the School Act and the Alberta Education Act, an independent student is entitled to exercise all the rights and powers that the student’s parents are normally entitled to exercise. A student becomes independent upon turning 18 years of age or if they are living independently (some exceptions apply). Immediately after a student becomes an independent student, all communication between home and school shifts directly to the student, unless the student gives written consent for communication with parents/guardians.
Letters will be provided to parents prior to their child turning 18 to inform parents of this, and students will be given a form to complete shortly after becoming an independent student to allow for the consent to continue communication with parents.
If you have further questions about this process, please contact the school.