Frequently Asked Questions

Is this school BC accredited? 

  • Yes.  Pathways Academy is fully-accredited by the BC Ministry of Education. 

How do I sign up? 

  • Download and complete an enrollment application for new students on the OL Program page.

Will my child graduate with a BC Dogwood Diploma?

  • Yes, as long as they successful complete the requirements of the diploma, all of which are offered at Pathways Academy.

How old does my child need to be to start Kindergarten? 

  • Must be 5 years old by December 31 of the current calendar year.

May I enroll as an adult student?

  • Yes, we support adult students who wish to complete their graduation requirements or have already graduated and wish to upgrade.  Please see the Tuition page for info.
  • Students 18 years old and up are eligible to enroll in our Adult Dogwood Program. 

Do I need to take Graduation Assessments? 

  • The BC Dogwood Diploma program requires students to complete three (3) graduation assessments. 
  • The Adult Diploma does not require graduation assessments.
  • Registered Homeschool students are not required to complete graduation assessments unless they are also enrolled in Ministry courses with the goal of meeting graduation requirements.

When can we apply to enroll in the online program? 

  • Enrollment applications are accepted in February for the following September.  It is strongly recommended that students enroll before June to ensure resources arrive in time for September.
  • Students may apply for a September or February start date. 

How do I know if I can "do" an enrolled online program?

  • Are you motivated to complete tasks?
  • Do you meet deadlines?
  • Can you stay on task?
  • If you have a question do you look for the answer?
  • Do you have regular internet access and know how to use it?
  • Do you (parent) know how to type?
  • Do you know how to send and receive e-mail?
  • Do you have basic computer skills?
  • Do you have basic writing skills?  (ie can you put your thoughts into written form)
  • Do you tend to fulfill your responsibilities?

If you answered "no" to any of these questions, be sure to discuss the question with a teacher before beginning an enrolled online program.

If I choose the enrolled online program, what will my responsibilities be? 

Responsibilities vary according to the program selected.  Generally... 

  • work collaboratively with your teacher to create a personalize learning plan that addresses student learning goals within the parameters set by the Ministry of Education
  • maintain weekly communication with your teacher (Planned absences for holidays, travel, etc. are arranged with your teacher and integrated into your personal learning schedule.)
  • submit adequate and timely work samples
  • notify your teacher any time that the student will be away from learning for more than a week

For additional information, see the Pathways Roles policy.

What is weekly contact like? 

  • We use many methods of weekly contact.  Though e-mail is often used, contact can also take the form of a phone call, Skype, online classroom participation, video e-mail, photo, face-to-face visit, Weekly Upload Tool, etc. 
  • Your teacher will help you put together a Weekly Contact plan that fits "just right ".

What would Pathways be responsible for? 

  • Pathways Academy provides a BC accredited educational program utilizing a wide variety of personalized resources, lessons, community experiences, etc., a BC certified teacher that is a fit for you and your family, an online student planner accessible 24/7, a variety of assessment options, and the level of support you need to achieve the educational goals in your personalized plan.
  • For specific information, see Roles in Pathway's Policies.

How long do I have to finish a high school course? 

  • High school courses need to be completed by mid-June of each school year.

Can I take only one or two courses with Pathways while still going to my regular school? 

  • Yes, your main school will remain your school of record.  Pathways will send your main school the final marks for the courses you complete with us.  See cross-enrolled tuition.

I have other questions. Where can I ask them? 

  • Contact us for answers to any other questions you may have.