Online (Distributed Learning) courses are a great option for students wanting to complete their Graduation Plan sooner or have a scheduling/timetabling issue that prevents them from taking a course that they need and or want!
There are other reasons for exploring online courses, some of which are an illness that is keeping someone out of class, when a family has planned an extended trip during the "regular" school year, or out of class yet you want to graduate?
Distributed Learning is also a great option for a working adult or a stay at home parent who wants to complete their education or upgrade a course.
Distributed Learning works best if the student is motivated and is someone who wants to learn at their own pace!
A complete list of course descriptions are available on the LearnNowBC website which is found here: https://www.learnnowbc.ca/schools/default.aspx?school=792
Our online courses are free of charge for all Grade 10, 11, and 12 students (part-time and full time), including adults residing in British Columbia. Students in Grade 10, 11 or 12 may be cross-enrolled (attending another Secondary school in British Columbia at the same time they take an online course with the Rocky Mountain Distributed Learning School).
Our online courses offer continuous progress/entry and flexibility! Students may start their courses at any time, though we generally are not available/open with full service during July and August. Students in Grade 10, 11 and 12 courses have 12 months to complete their studies, however they must stay active (progressing and/or in communication with their teacher) in their courses in order to maintain active status.
Rocky Mountain Distributed Learning School is not a semestered school so students can complete courses according to their schedule and/or particular learning style. (Grade 8 and 9 students must complete their courses by the first week in June.) Students wishing to take grade 10, 11 and 12 courses may start at any time. Some students complete courses in one month, others take six or seven months depending on school/work/life schedules and individual circumstances. That said, all courses contain a pacing schedule for students to use as a guideline for completing courses in a timely fashion and students are encouraged to try and maintain that pace.
The Rocky Mountain Distributed Learning course site is found at: https://www.rmdl.ca and the Home Page is found at http://getsmartbc.ca which is where the online registration process starts!
Parents (and students!) can view their report cards online by visiting: https://sms.rmdl.ca/parent#/ To access the information the student's PEN (Personal Education Number) and date of birth.
Still have questions? Please feel free to reach out to us at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or by phoning our office at 250.427.5308