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How to Keep Kids Healthy When They Return to School

COVID-19 has put the brakes on normal life. Parents and students have had to adapt, and everyone is experiencing things differently. In an attempt to make sense of everything, we’ve come up with a checklist to help you keep your kids healthy when school starts in the fall. Not everyone will be going back to brick-and-mortar schools, so we have …

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BC Graduation Requirements for High School Students

BC’s education landscape is constantly changing. The curriculum is frequently updated to match the modern era, and the BC graduation requirements often change with it. This post will help you keep track of the BC graduation requirements for high school students. It seems like a ton of work to meet every requirement, but it doesn’t have to be! We’ll share …

What is an IDS Course in British Columbia?

Life in beautiful British Columbia comes with more perks than we can count. And, yes, an amazing education system is one of them! Students in British Columbia can take part in a variety of alternative education programs. Another fantastic feature is the ability to complete IDS courses. You might be wondering, what is an IDS course in British Columbia? Well, …

What is Cross Enrolment?

Since COVID-19 is causing a lot of uncertainty with education, many parents are seeking alternative learning options. The schooling landscape is always changing, and the virus has only accelerated this process. On the bright side, all this time away from traditional school has helped us highlight just how many alternatives are available to students. We’ve explored how to homeschool effectively, …

How to Choose an Online School Program

With the education climate in a state of uncertainty, many parents are trying to figure out how to choose an online school program. Here in BC, we’re fortunate to have a wealth of alternative learning programs to choose from. However, this leaves people with more choices than they know what to do with! After working with a variety of different programs, …

Help Us – Choose Your Favourite Ad!

We are super excited to share our radio clips from The Wave, Nanaimo with you…let us know which one you like best?! Clip #1 – Mostly our founder, Amber Scotchburn!   Clip #2 – Mostly the radio announcer!   Clip #3: Conversation beween the radio announcer and our founder, Amber Scotchburn!   Clip #4: Back to School in September 2020?!? …

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Island Connect Ed (ICE)

Island Connect Ed (ICE) is an alternative learning system for students from K-12 in school district 68 (Nanaimo and Ladysmith). It functions as a public school with certified teachers who teach the BC curriculum. All of the coursework is available online, but in-person lessons are available as well.   How Does Island Connect Ed Work? Students can sign up to …

North Island Distance Education School (NIDES)

NIDES is one of the options for distance education as outlined by our alternative learning in BC blog post. Headquartered in the Comox Valley, NIDES offers programs to students from K-12 all across BC. Their courses are taught by accredited teachers who aim to make the learning experience unique and fun for each student. This post will highlight the many …

Alternative Learning in BC

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we do things, and it continues to create a need for methods of alternative learning in BC. It’s difficult to anticipate if and how public schools will operate in the fall, so it’s important to have a backup plan. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure students of all ages still have access to proper …

Is Tutoring Worth It?

Everyone wants to know: is tutoring worth it? We would like to answer that with another question: are you ready to end the homework battle? If so, then tutoring is definitely worth it! In this unprecedented time where more kids are working from home than ever before, you might be wondering how best to keep your child on track while …