Enrolled Programs - DL

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 – ie 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 and are available to BC residents at no cost.


Students in Grades K to 5 take seven courses - English, Socials, Science, Math, Fine Arts, PE and Health Ed, and Career Ed. Students in grades 6-8 take the same seven courses plus an International Language and an Applied Design, Skills or Technology Course.

Families with K-9 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.

Non-consumable resources are provided through the Pathways Lending Library. Consumable resources and community lessons are provided through Ministry, per-student allocations, and purchased on your behalf. Families have access to school subscriptions for selected websites.


High school students (grades 10-12) courses do not come as a package. Students select and enrol in each course individually. For these courses, selected non-consumable resources are provided through the Pathways Lending Library. Approved consumable resources and community lessons are provided through Ministry, per-student allocations, and purchased on your behalf. Families/Students have access to selected school subscriptions.

Courses are provided in several formats – individualized study, fully prepared study, and Live! (electronic classrooms). These formats are offered on a teacher by teacher basis.

Graduation Options

Students in grades 10-12 have two graduation options:

  • BC Dogwood Diploma
  • BC Adult Dogwood

Though rich learning pathways are possible, students who do not wish to graduate but do wish to go on to Community College or other post-secondary education or selected careers are advised to speak with an academic counsellor.

8-9 Cross-enrollment

Students in BC may cross-enrol with Pathways for individual courses. Please speak to an Administrator for more information.

10-12 Cross-enrollment

As a BC certified K-12 independent DL school, students in BC may cross-enrol with Pathways Academy for individual courses. Please contact the school for more information.

Enrollment Process

Listed below are the steps to becoming a part of the Pathways Academy learning community. Whether you walk through these steps independently or walk through them with assistance, at each step along the way, help is ready and available at any level you may need.

  1. Contact Pathways Academy to request an application form, or download the form below
  2. Walk through an introduction to our Distributed Learning program with our enrollment coordinator
  3. Choose a teacher who is a learning and teaching match for your family
  4. Complete your Family Educational Profile
  5. With your teacher become familiar with the electronic Student Learning Plans
  6. Work together with your teacher to customize a Student Learning Plan for each student in your family
  7. Start your school year and maintain weekly contact with your teacher

Enrollment Forms

You may request application forms from the office or download them here:

Enrollment Application - For families new to Pathways Academy.
             (For additional students, this form has just the Student Info pages.)

Re-enrollment Form (pdf) - For students continuing at Pathways Academy.

Re-enrollment Form (docx)