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Welcome to NCDES

We are a public education, distributed learning school in northwest British Columbia, offering a wide range of quality, teacher-led programs for learners of all ages across BC.

Striving to meet the needs of all learners, we look forward to working with you to help you achieve your individual goals.  Your success is our success.


Report Cards

Monday, February 2nd is report card day at NCDES. Report Cards will be sent by email to all students who have completed at least 5% of the learning activities in their course and to their contacts . Look for them to arrive in the afternoon.

Provincial Exams February 2 - 6

If you are nearing completion of a course with a provincial exam (please check with your teacher) contact Rob Wahl at 250 638 4478 or with your name, location and phone number. This year Districts can either schedule exams on the week of January the 19th or on the week of February 2nd. If you live the Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, Stewart region exams are on the week of February 2. If you live elsewhere, please check with your local high school. Students wishing to write exams in Terrace should contact the school to register for the exam. Students who wish to write exams elsewhere may make arrangements directly with a local high school, or contact NCDES for support.

Programs Offered


Engage your child in personalized learning experiences through a choice of theme based activities.

Middle School and Secondary Courses

A variety of online middle school and secondary courses are offered. Students have the option to take individual courses or complete graduation programs to personalize their education plan.

Adult Graduation Program

Adults have the opportunity to fulfill B.C. Ministry approved graduation requirements through the Adult Dogwood.


Many courses are free to upgrade even if you have already graduated.

Online Courses Offered

In addition to our full K-9 program, here are some of the courses we have to offer

Language Arts

  • Communications 11 and 12
  • English 10, 11, and 12
  • English 12 First Peoples


  • Apprenticeship and Workplace 10 and 11
  • Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10
  • Foundations 11 and 12
  • Pre-Calculus 11 and 12

Skills and Planning

  • Family Studies 12
  • Foods and Nutrition 12
  • Planning 10 and 12


  • Science 10
  • Physics 11 and 12
  • Biology 11 and 12
  • Chemistry 11 and 12
  • Science Technology 11


  • BC First Nations 12
  • Social Studies 10 and 11

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*** To expedite your application process, please provide us with an ID document as soon as possible if you are NOT attending a school.  We will accept a Driver’s License, Passport, Birth Certificate, BC ID or a Status card.  (If you have a digital camera or smart phone, you can take a snapshot of your ID and email it to )

*** Some of our grade 10-12 online courses require a $100.00 text/materials deposit.  To see a list of these courses and how you can submit payment, please look under the "Resouces and Information" heading on our main page.


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