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
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
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.