Leaders in Blended Learning

Navigate programs offer a flexible alternative to mainstream public education. Our school offers a comprehensive selection of online courses, as well as home-based and blended learning options. All Navigate programs, course materials, and online courses are approved by the BC Ministry of Education and are supported by BC certified teachers. Our full time and part time online learning programs are fully funded and free to all BC residents working who are working toward completing their graduation requirements. At Navigate we offer:

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Award Winning Blended Learning –  Navigate blended learning programs balance school and home based-learning environments. Each program has a unique focus and allows students to meet learning outcomes while exploring personal areas of interest.

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Part time online learning – This option can be accessed by any student in grades 8 to 12 working toward their graduation requirements. This option is a great fit for those who want to cross enroll to take online courses at Navigate, while still attending their current secondary school. It’s also a great option for students who want to learn international languages, improve their grades in a particular subject area, take a summer course, or add flexibility to their schedule. Enrollment is open throughout the calendar year.

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Part time online learning – This option can be accessed by any student in grades 8 to 12 working toward their graduation requirements. This option is a great fit for those who want to cross enroll to take online courses at Navigate, while still attending their current secondary school. It’s also a great option for students who want to learn international languages, improve their grades in a particular subject area, take a summer course, or add flexibility to their schedule. Enrollment is open throughout the calendar year.

The Difference Between Distributed Learning (DL) and Homeschooling Programs

Distributed Learning:
In a DL program, students are enrolled in a public or independent school distributed learning program where the majority of the learning takes place at a distance:

  • DL program is the responsibility of the public or independent school
  • DL program is directed and supervised by a British Columbia-certified teacher (parents may assist in facilitating the learning process, but are not the teachers)
  • DL program must meet provincial standards as outlined in the School Act or Independent School Act
  • Students must receive on-going regular assessments, report cards, provincial letter grades and a permanent student record, as would students in a neighbourhood school
  • School districts receive the same annual per-pupil funding for students enrolled in a distributed learning program as they do for students enrolled in a school
  • Independent schools receive either 50% (Group 1) or 35% (Group 2) of the per pupil public school distributed learning rate.
  • Public schools must offer a strictly secular program as per the School Act.
  • Independent school distributed learning may incorporate faith-based curriculum as provided for in the Independent School Act.
  • All public distributed learning programs in British Columbia must be able to demonstrate compliance with the Public School Distance Education Policy.
  • All independent school distributed learning programs must meet the Independent School Distributed Learning Standards.

Homeschool Learning
Homeschooled children are registered at a school (public, francophone or independent school) in the province by September 30th each year:

  • Homeschooled children’s educational program is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide and supervise the educational program.
  • Homeschooling program does not have to meet provincial standards
  • Homeschooling is not inspected by the Ministry of Education
  • Homeschoolers in Grades 10 to 12 have the option to write provincial exams
  • Students do not receive a British Columbia Dogwood graduation certificate
  • A registering school district receives $250 per child and an independent school receives $175.
  • These funds are provided for administering the registration process and offering educational resources and assessment instruments to parents.
  • Homeschooled children may write Grade 12 provincial examinations at their registering school and receive a Ministry examination (not course) mark.