Middle Program Overview

2018 – 2019 FVDES Registrations

Effective September 2018, Fraser Valley Distance Education School will be serving the following students:

  • Chilliwack Students - Kindergarten to Grade 12 Full Time
  • Out of district students who have been enrolled full-time in the 2017/18 school year. 

Please Note: All required resources are to be picked up at our FVDES Chilliwack location.

FVDES Grade 6 and 7 Full Time Programs

Registration is closed for this current school year.

There are two types of full time FVDES Grade 6/7 programs that meet the needs of Chilliwack students in a supportive learning environment. Both programs are ten months in length; they start in September 2018 and end in June 2019.


The areas of study for Grades 6 and 7 are as follows:

English Language Arts  Core French
Social Studies Arts Education
Mathematics  Applied Design, Skills and Technologies
Science Career Education
Physical and Health Education  


Program 1: Blended Learning @ FVDES


Welcome to Blended Learning at FVDES! Do you wish to combine the best of both worlds – blending distributed learning at home with onsite classes? Does your child like hands-on learning? Do you live within easy driving distance of our facility? Do you have a parent or other caring adult that can support learning at home? In the 2018-2019 school year, FVDES blended learning programs are expanding and available from kindergarten to grade 9. Our grade 6-7 program is called “Ignite”.


GR. 6-7 IGNITE Blended Learning Program

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am - 11:00am 


IGNITE is a blended learning program that combines face-to-face instruction and distributed learning at home. Students will attend classes two mornings a week for direct teacher instruction and integrated project-based learning. For the remaining days, students will continue their program at home under the guidance of their Home Facilitator*. IGNITE students can attend  the additional tutoring times onsite.



  • Applied Design, Skills, and Technology – Will include options from ROBOTICS, Engineering / STEM Challenges, “Maker Space”, Gravity Cars, Spaghetti Bridges, tools, technology
  • Project/problem based learning (incorporating multiple subjects – may include language arts, social studies, science, and others)
  • May include math, art, career education, health education, or even some French
  • Field trips


  • Students work through curriculum or continue work from their onsite classes. Up-to-date structured course options and resources are available to engage and support your child’s educational development, or you can work with the teacher to design a more flexible / customized program. 
  • *If your child is involved in community programming, ask if it can be part of the learning plan.

PLEASE NOTE: Eligible families must have a dedicated adult at home to act as home facilitator.


Program 2: Gr. 6/7 Distributed Learning (DL) at Home

The grade 6/7 distributed learning program is for students who are motivated and work on their program at home under the guidance of their Home Facilitator*.  These students have access to the FVDES tutoring center for additional help. The onsite teachers and DL students/facilitators maintain regular communication and work / evidence of learning is submitted consistently.  


PLEASE NOTE: Eligible families must have a dedicated adult at home to act as home facilitator.


Programs 1 and 2: Parents/Guardians and Home Facilitation

Whether you choose Blended Learning @FVDES or Distributed Learning, it is a requirement that parents/guardians provide a documented commitment for their child’s Student Learning Plan (SLP). As the Home Facilitator, parents/guardians provide guidance, support, and direction for their child in the learning selected on the Student Learning Plan.  In order for students to be successful, parents/guardians must play an active role and maintain regular communication with the teacher(s).  The responsibilities also include: 

  • Work with the teacher to create a Student Learning Plan that selects either structured FVDES courses or more flexible options to meet BC curricular requirements.
  • Become familiar with the curriculum, content, and resources of the program/course(s) or learning choices outlined on the Student Learning Plan.
  • Provide a suitable permanent workspace for their child. 
  • Establish a daily/weekly schedule that includes enough time to develop skills and explore content deeply.
  • Ensure their child works on a regular basis.
  • Help put together evidence of learning / submissions of assignments as outlined on the Student Learning Plan with their child before submitting to FVDES.
  • Review returned work and feedback from the teachers with their child.
  • Monitor the online grade-book with their child. 

We hope you will join our community of learners!


PLEASE NOTE: FVDES is authorized by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and uses BC certified teachers.

School Hours

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:00am - 3:30pm
  •  Closed Lunch
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • 46361 Yale Rd.
    Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 2P8  map
  • Tel: 1-800-663-3381
    Local: 604-701-4910
    Fax: 604-701-4970

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