How does it work?

Elev8 offers several different program opportunities at various levels, depending on the community you are living in, as well the type of distributed learning program you are looking for.


Homelinks is a Distributed Learning program open to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  With their parents and a BC Certified Teacher, Homelinks students construct an individualized Student Learning Plan. The Student Learning Plan is a living documents that helps guide the student’s learning and is tied to the BC Ministry of Education Curriculum. Students do the majority of their work at home but enjoy the support of qualified teachers to help them plan their journey through their school years.

SD8 currently has three Homelinsk locations:

Distance Education

DESK is a public Distributed Learning school offering a unique, caring, and flexible opportunity for learning, to students residing anywhere within the province of British Columbia.  DESK follows the BC Ministry of Education curriculum, and DESK teachers work closely with learner families to support and guide the learning that is happening at home.

In consultation, parents and teacher, create a Student Learning Plan (SLP) that identifies any specific learning needs, outcomes, and resources to help guide and shape each child’s learning for the year.  SLP’s are individual; designed to reflect the child’s needs in relation to their strengths, interests, and learning styles at the same time, are designed to meet the curriculum.  The SLP is a “living document” meaning it is flexible and can be revisited or changed as often as necessary.

DESK K-9 also offers several online subscriptions to full-time students. Learn more about our K-9 programming.

Students in Grades 10 -12 may take online courses either full-time or part time. Each course has its own Course Outline. Students may have access to course outlines prior to enrolment, in order to be informed of course expectations.

Elev8 offers two distinct 10 to 12 programs, the more traditional on-line program through Distance Education, as well a more blended learning model through the Creston Homelinks program.