Online learning

June 23, 2023 update: New Online Learning Policy and Interim Procedures Guide have been released, effective July 1, 2023. For more details, visit Online Learning Information for Administrators

Online learning is a classroom alternative. It used to be called distributed learning. With this style of learning, students can:

  • Connect with their B.C.-certified teacher from anywhere in B.C. using the internet, phone or mail
  • Work with their teacher to reach goals in their learning plan
  • Take a program or course online or by web conferencing, teleconferencing, correspondence, etc.
  • Get support through opportunities for in-person learning and interactions with other students

Flexibility for students. Students are able to sign up for online learning with a Provincial Online Learning School or their District Online Learning School.

Learning from home. B.C. has a long history of helping students learn from home successfully. Online learning continues to provide a flexible option for students to learn from home that meets provincial education standards. Find out how online learning is different from homeschooling.

How to sign up for online learning

Enrol in online learning by contacting an online school.

Information for administrators

Look up online learning policies and processes.


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Jobs for educators

If you're interested in teaching online, check with schools or districts that offer online learning to find out about job opportunities and requirements.