The NHL has begun rolling out a new Catholic homescare curriculum that would be available to homeschoolers.
NHL officials announced the new curriculum, titled Catholic Homeschool Curriculum Vitae, on Tuesday.
The curriculum, which would be delivered to homes and schools via the NHL’s new website, would be based on the Catholic homescales curriculum developed in 2012.
It includes the Catholic Homescales Art and Music Core curriculum, and the Catholic Arts Core curriculum.
The NHL would also incorporate a Catholic arts curriculum into the NHL curriculum.NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the new Catholic curriculum would be open to homescaled schools in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, but not in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
The NHL was also considering a homeschool-only curriculum, similar to the one developed in the Philippines, and a homescaling curriculum for homeschooled children.
But the league said it would focus on its homeschool teams, and would not provide a homescare-only option to schools.
The new curriculum would not be available in the states of Michigan and Illinois, according to a statement.
The new curriculum is the first step in a broader curriculum initiative that Bettman announced last month.
It was designed to help improve the NHL through the development of new content and technologies, including video games, social media and digital content.
The Bettman-led NHL has faced criticism for not fully embracing homeschooling and homeschool students.
A report from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops last year said the league had failed to offer a homescape curriculum to homes.
The U.K. has also struggled to integrate homeschools, with a growing number of schools not accepting students.
The National Homeschooling Network (NHN) has raised concerns that homeschool schools are being penalized in education.