..providing you with CHOICES in education.
Welcome to CHOICES

 What is CHOICES?

CHOICES is a Distributed Learning school operating out of SD70 in the Alberni Valley.  We are similar to what is traditionally referred to as a distance education school, however, given our focus on the needs of students in School District #70, we really aren’t that distant! Our teachers work in Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Tofino, Hot Springs Cove, Ditidaht, Esowista, Opitsaht and Ittatsoo providing an academic alternative to traditional schooling.

We provide self-paced, individualized instruction in both print and online formats for students of all ages.  Specifically, we service the following groups of students:


Kindergarten - Grade 9  - We provide full programs of study for students at these grade levels.  When families meet with their teacher/advisor for the first time, a student learning plan is developed which takes into consideration both the needs of the student and the requirements of the Ministry of Education.  The goal is to create a plan of action for the year that will provide the greatest opportunity for the student to be successful in a Distributed Learning environment.

Grades 10-12  - Students at the secondary level choose which courses they wish to take through CHOICES.  They may choose to take as many or as few courses as they wish.  Commonly, students will register for a single course with CHOICES while maintaining a regular course load at their local high school.  CHOICES will work with the student’s high school to ensure that all marks are transferred and reported to the ministry of education.  All courses provided by CHOICES follow BC Ministry of Education outcomes and have equivalent value to courses offered in traditional schools.

Adults  - CHOICES has an Adult Education program with staff trained specifically in this area.   Our staff will help guide prospective adult students through the requirements of the British Columbia Adult Dogwood graduation program.