DL = Distributed Learning
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.
- Download an application form below, or contact us to request an application form.
- Choose a teacher who is a learning and teaching match for your family.
- Your teacher will contact you to review your Family Educational Profile.
- With your teacher, become familiar with the electronic Student Learning Plans.
- With your teacher, customize a Student Learning Plan for each student in your family.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: 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.
1. Is your family continuing at Pathways for another year?
Plus, complete the following to add a new Gr. K (or a sibling who was not enrolled with Pathways in the previous year) to your family group ...
2. Is your family NEW to Pathways?
- Enrollment Application* - applications accepted as of Mar 4
Plus, complete the following form when you are enrolling more than 4 students...
All forms should be submitted to (and are available by request from): email@example.com.
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 and are available to BC residents at no cost.
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 funding and are purchased by you with a purchase order (PO) system. Families have access to school subscriptions for selected websites.
Gr. K-4: English, Socials, Science, Math, Physical and Health Ed, Career, Arts
Gr. 5-7: English, Socials, Science, Math, Physical and Health Ed, Career, Arts, 2nd language
Gr. 8: English, Socials, Science, Math, Physical and Health Ed, Career, 1 elective, 2nd Language
Gr. 9: English, Socials, Science, Math, Physical and Health Ed, Career, 2 electives
*All student address Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies with grade-level-appropriate depth, either integrated or as stand-alone courses.
High school students (grades 10-12) select and enroll in each course individually. High school courses are provided in several formats – individualized study, fully-prepared study, and electronic classrooms. These formats are offered on a teacher-by-teacher basis.
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.
Cross-Enrollment: Gr. 8-9 & Gr. 10-12
As a BC certified K-12 independent D.L. school, students in BC may cross-enroll with Pathways Academy for individual courses. Please contact Pathways Academy for more information.
Students in BC may cross-enroll with Pathways for individual courses. Please contact an Administrator for more information.
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 encouraged to speak with an academic advisor.