Distributed Learning (DL) Program

Pathways is a BC-certified, K-12 Independent Distributed Learning (IDL) school.  Students who enroll in our distributed learning program are eligible to graduate with a Dogwood Diploma.

Overview of the DL Enrollment Process

How to become a part of the Pathways Academy DL learning community!  At each step along the way, help is ready and available at any level you may need.

  1. Download an application form below, or contact us to request an application form.
  2. Choose a teacher who is a learning and teaching match for your family.
  3. Your teacher will contact you to review your Family Educational Profile.
  4. With your teacher, become familiar with the electronic Student Learning Plans.
  5. With your teacher, customize a Student Learning Plan for each student in your family.
  6. Start your school year and maintain weekly contact with your teacher.

An enrollment coordinator is available to walk you through an introduction to our DL Program, by request.  Please contact office@pathwaysacademy.ca.

Enrollment Forms

Submit completed forms to: office@pathwaysacademy.caNote: If you find that a PDF form won’t allow you to enter information, install the free version of Adobe Reader DC OR print the form and complete it by hand.

Is your family continuing at Pathways for another year?

  • RE-ENROLLMENT FORMS are accepted as of February 1, 2021. Plus, if you are adding a new Gr. K (or a sibling who was not enrolled with Pathways in the previous year) to your family group, complete the 'Additional Student Application'.

Is your family new to Pathways?

  • ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS are accepted for wait listing as of February 1, 2021 and will be processed on or after March 1, 2021. Plus, if you are enrolling more than four (4) students, complete the 'Additional Student Application'.

Enrolled Programs

When you first enter our enrolled program, our carefully chosen and specially trained teachers work together with you to create your Family Educational Profile. This profile identifies the many ways your family likes to learn, the ways you prefer to show what you know, your areas of strength, and areas where support may be needed. Using this information your teacher will collaborate with you to create a personalized learning plan that addresses your learning goals within the parameters set by the Ministry of Education. This living document (can be changed or adapted as needed) becomes your travel plan for the year. Whether you learn best individually or as a group, your plan enables you to address Ministry Learning Goals in creative and personally engaging ways.

Once your plan is written, your teacher will interact with you weekly by e-mail, phone, Skype or other means, documenting your journey, sharing ideas, and supporting you wherever you have need. Three times per year your teacher will provide a “report card” documenting individual student achievement. At least once per year, unless other arrangements are made, you will have a home visit with your teacher. Most families prefer family grouping – i.e. to interact with one teacher for all students K-9. Other arrangements can be made on an individual basis as needed.

All enrolled courses meet BC Ministry of Education requirements.

Gr. K-9

Tuition: $150 per student

Students enjoy courses delivered in a variety of ways. Some prefer structured, prepared courses while others opt for a high level of community interaction and life experience.  All courses meet the requirements of the BC Curriculum.

Non-consumable resources are provided through the Pathways Academy Library (PAL).  Approved consumable resources and community lessons are provided through Ministry, per-student funding and are purchased by you with a purchase order (PO) system. Families have access to school subscriptions for selected websites.

Gr. 10-12

Tuition: $200 per student (one or more courses)

Students enjoy courses delivered in a variety of ways. Some prefer structured, prepared courses while others opt for a high level of community interaction and life experience.  All courses meet the requirements of the BC Curriculum.

Integrated course delivery.  Most required resources are provided by the school.  Non-consumable resources are provided through the Pathways Academy Library (PAL).   Families have access to school subscriptions for selected websites.

Cross-enrollment

Students from another school of record may cross-enroll with Pathways for one or more courses.  The following tuition rates include access to course-related resources available from our Pathways Academy Library (PAL) with a $100 refundable deposit.  Family Resource Account (FRA) funding is not available.  Please contact Pathways Academy for more information.

Cross-enrolled Gr. K-9

Tuition: $500/course (school-age student residing anywhere in Canada)

Cross-enrolled Gr. 10-12 BC resident

Tuition: $200 per school-age student (for one or more courses)

Cross-enrolled Gr. 10-12 Canadian resident living outside BC or Graduated Adult (19yrs)

Tuition: $600/course

Graduation Options

Students in Grades 10-12 have two graduation options:

  • BC Dogwood Diploma
  • BC Adult Dogwood

We also have options for students who do not wish to graduate but wish to attend community college or other post-secondary education or to pursue specific careers.  Students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor.