Students in Grades 8 to 12 have the option of doing their entire educational program through ConnectEd or doing a blended learning program. With blended learning a student can take some of their courses through one of the district schools and some with ConnectEd. The majority of our Grade 10 to 12 students have a blended learning program. ConnectEd
teachers have scheduled office hours at all three of our school district high schools.
The majority of our courses are offered online through Moodle. Students work through the courses at their own pace under the guidance of our subject area teachers. Students are expected to hand in assignments on a regular basis and they are required to write their tests at ConnectEd, or in a teacher supervised learning environment.
Continuing Education for Adults
ConnectEd offers a variety of courses for the adult student. Students register in our adult program for a variety of reasons. Some wish to upgrade courses or take courses required for post-secondary programs. Others wish to complete the requirements for graduation.
The adult graduation program has been designed to enable adults, whose formal education has been interrupted, to reach a level of education identical with secondary graduation. Graduation requirements include successful completion of five courses.
We also offer the regular graduation programhich requires successful completion of at least 20 courses (80 credits) at Grades 10, 11 and 12.
ACCESS Alternate Programs
Junior - Grades 8 to 10
Senior - Grades 11 to 12
These programs are for academically and intellectually capable, at-risk students who have experienced difficulty in regular school programs because of their behaviour choices. ConnectEd Alternate programs are administratively part of ConnectEd, but operate independently in separate buildings. The programs run in partnership with the Penticton and District Community Resources Society (PDCRS) and employ Ministry of Education funded Youth Workers.
The ConnectEd Alternate Programs endeavour to meet the needs of at-risk students in the community. Our students may be struggling with a variety of issues including; low self-esteem, anger management problems, substance misuse, unstable home circumstances, involvement in criminal activity, histories of neglect and physical, emotional or sexual abuse, and mental health issues. Our goal is to provide a safe, structured, interesting and supportive environment for these students to participate in constructive social / creative activities and positive peer and adult interactions while completing their academic work.
Home Learners' Program (K-7)
The ConnectEd Home Learners’ Program is a teacher-led distributed learning program that provides options for families who prefer to have their students educated in the home, or who require time-tabling flexibility.
We offer families:
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