How to sign up for online learning

Last updated: November 23, 2021

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Flexible options for students

Take some or all of your courses online and connect with your teacher from anywhere using the internet. You can:

  • Combine online learning with in-person classes
  • Take a program or course online, web conferencing, teleconferencing, correspondence, etc.

Homeschoolers that are registered with a public or independent school can also access online learning programs.

Learning from home

Online learning makes it possible to learn from home. Some online learning schools also offer in-person learning opportunities and support. 

Online learning is different than homeschooling because it meets provincial education standards:

Kindergarten to Grade 7 students can:

Sign up for a full program at one online learning school.

Grade 8 to 12 students can:

  • Sign up for an entire program at one school


  • Take separate courses at different schools or districts

Adult learners can:

Sign up for online learning programs or courses with a school or post-secondary institution. Find information for adult learners.

Contact a school or district to sign up

Contact a school or district that offers online learning to enrol in a program or course. They can tell you how to sign up and provide information about specific course or program requirements.

What to expect during the 2021/22 school year

As improvements to K to 12 online learning are being made, students can continue to enrol in online learning programs for the 2021/22 school year just like they normally would.

Find out what's changing

Think about other ways to get graduation credits

Check out other flexible learning options to earn credit towards graduation, for example:

  • Enrol in a recognized external program in music, sports or other skill area
  • Take college and university courses while still in high school
  • Complete trades and apprenticeship training while attending school

If you're a high school student enrolled in courses at more than one school, talk to your school counsellor to make sure your grades are being recorded on your transcript.