The schools I have listed below are some of the most popular Distributed Learning schools in BC that have both regular and special needs programs.
I have contacted each of these schools since August 1, 2020 and they all indicate that many of their programs are full and have substantial waiting lists.
Some however, do have a few spaces and some are still accepting children on to their wait-lists.
Two schools, EBUS and Kleos Open Learning School have both indicated that they are trying to hire new staff and expand their numbers.
You can find detailed information about distributed learning and homeschooling in my post School options for all families in BC
Click on the name of a school below to go to their website
Self Design Learning Community K-12
Independent School, Secular, Online, K-12 personalized learning, Special Education Program
“Since 1983 the SelfDesign® Learning Foundation has grown to become a global leader in the development of programs and initiatives that foster personalized and lifelong learning.
Our model and philosophy set us apart, drive every initiative and fuel our passion as leaders in education. We believe that learning is unlimited, ageless and continuous.
Currently, SelfDesign Learning Foundation operates two main programs: our kindergarten to Grade 12 school, SelfDesign Learning Community, and our homeschool program, HomeLearners’ Network.”
Public School, Online Only and Special Education Program, A few field trips organized for the lower mainland learners each year.
EBUS Academy is a BC Public School that provides the best online learning programs and courses to BC students. Founded in 1993, EBUS is an established leader in distance learning and currently enrols 1000+ students ranging from Kindergarten to Adult. Our programs and courses provide the flexibility to allow learners to develop all of their intelligences. We also offer a gifted program and special education program.
Abbotsford Virtual School
Public school, distributed learning with in-person opportunities.
We provide choice learning opportunities!
At AVS, we are not a ‘one size fits all’ program. Rather, our courses and unique offerings are tailored to match each individual’s learning style and needs. We are committed to ensuring each of our students develop their own personal excellence in pursuit of lifelong learning.
We provide the materials, resources, planning, reports and personal support required, so you can learn from home! With additional access to Abbotsford School District programs, sign-up events, clubs, on-site classes and more, we ensure each student gets the best program opportunities possible
Independent School, Distance Program and Centre in Victoria and Special Education Program
:Oak and Orca programs inspire learners of all ages to meet their potential. Through wholistic learning experiences, learning is a joy whether at home or on site. Inquiry is key; kids do it naturally! Supporting adults just need to follow their lead, gently guide them, and lend them a hand along the way. Oak and Orca will help your child learn in this natural way, offering teachers and resources to support inquiry learning and to inspire the same learning processes that were in play when your child was learning to speak or to walk.
Empowering children to build more fulfilling and ecologically sustainable communities.”
Independent School, Secular, Online, Special Education Program
“Kleos Open Learning fosters communication and trusted relationship to build a student’s self-worth and self-esteem so that they and their family have clarity for a positive future.”
Independent School, Christian, Online, Special Education Program and Learning Centre in Surrey, Abbotsford, Chilliwack
“As an independent Distributed Learning school, TLA offers the flexibility and freedom for parents and students to shape their education, while earning a BC Certificate of Graduation. We offer a mix of distance learning courses and a blended option that integrates on-campus classes.
When education starts at home, it strengthens bonds and leads to lifelong learning.”
Independent School, Christian, Special Education Program, Online and Community Class Centres in Abbotsford, Langley, Ridge-Meadows, Chilliwack, and Burnaby
Independent School, Christian, Special Education Program, Online, Community Classrooms throughout the province including the lower mainland and Fraser Valley
“Quality Educational Choices with Christian Values.”
Independent School. Catholic, Special Education Program, Online with Learning Consultants in the Lower Mainland
“The Ascend Vision
We put faith and family first. We acknowledge and support the
sacramentality of marriage and family life, and the role of
parents as the primary educators of their children.
The Ascend Mission
Our mission at ASCEND is to support and affirm families who
choose to learn together at home by extending flexibility and
choice, while at the same time correlating student learning to
provincial Learning Standards.”