NEED TO KNOW
Distance Learning (DL) is a school where the student and teacher are at a distance from each other.
Education is delivered either online or through paper correspondence.
Credits earned at DL schools are exactly the same as credits earned at ‘brick and mortar’ schools.
DL schooling offers a great opportunity for homeschooled students to transition back into ‘mainstream’ schooling.
Distance Learning for Homeschoolers (Grade 10-12)
1) What is Distance Learning?
2) How does it work?
Students and parents fill in an application form for a DL school. The student registers and completes an activation assignment for each class they want to take. This opens the course for them, connects them with a teacher and starts their DL experience. Students access content (lessons, information, assignments) online or in print. They then complete assignments (mostly online) and email them to their teacher who marks them and provides feedback and grades. At the end of the year, each student gets a report card as usual, and has a BC education transcript that is transferable to any other school or university. The credits earned with a DL school are identical to those earned at a brick and mortar school.