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"A growing number of students are dissatisfied with the one-size-fits-all thinking and are seeking a personalized learning experience."
Whether you are an adult or school-aged student, I would like to thank you for considering Fraser Valley Distance Education School (FVDES) to meet your educational goals. We are at an exciting time in education with a significant increase in online learning for students in British Columbia. A growing number of students are dissatisfied with the “one-size-fits-all” thinking and are seeking a personalized learning experience. FVDES is a public school with a twenty-year history of leading in the area of personalized learning, and it continues to provide excellent options for students in elementary, middle and secondary programs. All of our courses are authorized by the BC Ministry of Education and taught by BC certified teachers. I hope that this website will provide you with information about the exciting aspects of an FVDES education and that you will choose to join our community of over 3000 students, in the 2015 – 2016 school year.
We offer core and elective courses at the grade 8 to 12 levels that you can choose to take online or through our paper-based modules. When you come to FVDES, our knowledgeable counselling team will assist you in developing a program that meets your academic goals. After setting up your courses, you will experience a learner-friendly course delivery model with academic support from experienced teachers, in a way that fits your individual style. With our commitment to personalize the learning for your needs, you may start our high school courses at any point in the year and are allowed to complete within a year, working through the material at your own pace.
If you are interested in a unique school experience, FVDES provides the structure to meet ministry requirements while giving flexibility to meet the individual needs of the families and students. Many of our students use these programs as they travel or engage in athletic or fine arts pursuits. In addition to the academic courses, our programs provide families with exciting opportunities for extra curricular activities that are scheduled throughout the lower mainland.
For students with special needs, our trained staff members will develop an individual education plan and provide you with all the necessary support to be successful. Students needing learning assistance are encouraged to take advantage of our regularly scheduled tutorial sessions.
As leaders in personalized learning, FVDES has exciting opportunities for you to take learning where you want to go. We take pride in being a school that comes to you, wherever you are in life. If you have any questions about the material in this booklet, please do not hesitate to call and one of our staff will be happy to assist you.
Principal of FVDES