Personalized Learning allows students greater flexibility in their education and allows parents to become more active in their child’s studies. School District 79 offers two avenues of Personalized Learning:
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Distributed Learning or DL provides another choice for learning within the current system. Distributed learning takes place outside of the regular classrooms, typically when a student is at a distance from the teacher and the regular school programs. DL does offer optional face to face time for Grade 10-12 course support on Tuesday-Thursday 12:30-2:30 and Friday mornings by appointment. K-9 DL also has face to face time available, please consult with the DL teacher for more information. Students may opt for DL due to scheduling conflicts for required courses or sometimes because of learning preferences. Students in DL programs have increased flexibility in determining their academic schedule as school calendars are not bound by time and space.
Dual Credit Programs
School District 79 has partnered with Vancouver Island University (VIU) and Camosun College to offer TUITION FREE opportunity for school-aged students to get a head start on their post-secondary academic studies or trades training while remaining within the secondary school system. Dual Credit students earn high school and college credits while taking first year college/university courses. School District 79 pays tuition and registration costs; any other costs are the responsibility of the student.