Elementary K-9

Elev8 offers several different program opportunities at the K to 9 level, depending on the community you are living in, as well the type of distributed learning program you are looking for.

Nelson

  1. Homelinks - This program is based out of South Nelson Elementary School. While it is considered a Distributed Learning program, it is a multi-graded program designed more as a blended learning program, with several face to face sessions each week.
  2. Distance Education School of the Kootenays - This is our more traditional distributed learning environment, with the majority of the schooling completed in an on-line learning environment.

Creston

  1. Homelinks - This program is based out of the Creston Education Centre. While it is considered a Distributed Learning program, it is a multi-graded program designed more as a blended learning program, with several face to face sessions each week.
  2. Distance Education School of the Kootenays - This is our more traditional distributed learning environment, with the majority of the schooling completed in an on-line learning environment.

Kaslo

  1. Homelinks - This program is based out of JV Humphries Elementary/Secondary School. While it is considered a Distributed Learning program, it is a multi-graded program designed more as a blended learning program, with several face to face sessions each week.
  2. Distance Education School of the Kootenays - This is our more traditional distributed learning environment, with the majority of the schooling completed in an on-line learning environment.

 


Kindergarten-Grade 4

DESK K-4 is a paper-based program.  All subject related materials and resources are provided to reflect  BC Ministry of Education guidelines and curriculum.  

  • Students can learn at their own pace
  • The program offers flexibility
  • Unique learner needs are understood and addressed
  • Project-based and inquiry-based learning is encouraged
  • Remedial support , adaptation and additional resources are suggested based on individual need
  • Students have access to several approved online programs and subscriptions
  • Dedicated, caring teachers are committed to ensuring a positive learning experience
  • Regular support and guidance is provided along with ongoing, personalized feedback and communication
  • Up to $600 available funding for curricular related lessons (third-party services)

Grades 5-9

DESK Grades 5-9 courses are fully online.  Students utilize their home computer and internet to access Moodle, the safe, secure, and password protected learning platform that houses all subject- area course learning guides, assignment/project work, curriculum-aligned resources, links and activities.  All student work and feedback is submitted electronically via dropboxes built in to each course.

*Students must have access to a  computer, the internet, a printer and a scanner.

  • Students can learn at their own pace
  • The program offers flexibility
  • Unique learner needs are understood and addressed
  • Project-based, inquiry-based learning, and choice is built in and encouraged
  • Remedial support , adaptation and additional resources are suggested based on individual need
  • Students have access to several approved online programs and subscriptions
  • Dedicated, caring teachers are committed to ensuring a positive learning experience
  • Regular support and guidance is provided along with ongoing, personalized feedback and communication
  • Up to $600 available funding for curricular related lessons (third-party services)

K-9 Community Connections Funding

Full-time DESK students, in Grades K-9 who have a current student learning plan in place, and who are actively engaged in their curriculum and showing steady progress, may access up to $600 in Community Connections funding.

All use of Community Connections funding must be pre-approved by your child’s teacher and support the child’s current learning plan in connection to the curriculum and child’s learning interests and needs.

The funds are ideal in assisting students meet curricular goals in non-core areas such as Fine Arts, Health & Physical Education, and Applied Skills.  The funding’s intent is to support the ongoing instructional components for activities that cannot be delivered easily by DESK. This includes practical hands-on type  lessons in music, dance, art, soccer, swimming, horse-back riding, skiing, woodworking, etc.  It cannot be used to subsidize equipment costs, uniforms, single-use passes and the like.

Parents and third party service providers must complete the required pre-authorization/permission form and Electronic Funds Transfer Application.

DESK is required to pay third party service providers directly, and may not pay parents/guardians directly.

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