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August 2016 Provincial Exams
AUGUST 2016 SUMMER PROVINCIAL EXAMS INFORMATION
If you are a student who is required to take a Provincial Exam this summer, please read the information below. Additional information can be found on the Ministry of Education website. Since all exams are electronic, you can locate the sample exams through the Ministry website link shared above. If you have never attempted an electronic exam, it is suggested that you take the time to practice with the ‘past exams’.
Update regarding Course Closures
Dear North Coast Distance Education Students and Parents,
As most of you are already aware, North Coast Distance Education (NCDE) will be adjusting the course offerings available to students next year. Unfortunately, this will mean that several of the courses we have offered in previous years will no longer be available. For a list of the courses that will not be offered next year, please scroll down to the "course closures" announcement.
We would like to ensure all NCDE students and parents that we are committed to working with every person affected by this change in order to find suitable alternatives. Our team has been in communication with other Distributed Learning Schools in the region and in the province. We have compiled a list of recommendations based on our findings. The schools we have recommended are public institutions, and as such, mirror the NCDE practice of providing tuition-free programming to non-graduated, school-aged students.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, either through our website listed above, or by telephone as follows:
Telephone (250) 635-7944
Toll Free (800) 663-3865
In the coming days, we will be providing a “Frequently Asked Questions” notification on our website. If you have any questions you would like included, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For K-12 Students seeking Full-Time or Part-Time Online Programming:
EBUS Academy - www.ebus.ca
EBUS Academy is a high performing online distance education school offering both full-time and part-time programing from K to 12. EBUS is based in Vanderhoof, and as a northern school, EBUS is well positioned to understand some of the challenges our students may face in regards to rural or remote living. EBUS will also be offering summer programming for certain courses. As well, EBUS has specific supports in place for students of Aboriginal Ancestry. To access the EBUS information page on Aboriginal support, please click http://www.ebus.ca/aboriginal-education/.
We have been in contact with EBUS administration, and our administration team is prepared to work closely with the EBUS on any necessary transition plans.
Learn Now BC - www.learnnowbc.ca
Learn Now BC is an online database of virtually every Distributed Learning School in the province, as well as a great source of information for parents, students entering post-secondary, and students considering trades training. By searching the Learn Now BC database, a student can select a school of choice. Learn Now BC also allows students to search by individual subject, or course name.
To access the Learn Now BC database please click https://www.learnnowbc.ca/courses/.
For Grades 10-12 Students seeking Paper-Based Courses:
Fraser Valley Distance Education - www.fvdes.com
For those students who would prefer a paper-based program, we suggest Fraser Valley Distance Education (FVDE). FVDE provides educational services to more than 800 full-time students, and is the largest public supplier of paper based courses. Courses can be ordered online. Once again, we have been in contact with FVDE administration, and we are ready to work together to facilitate smooth transitions if necessary.
Once again, we would like to assure all parents and students that we are committed to providing guidance and assistance to those affected by the changes to our course programming. Please use the contact information listed above to contact us.
North Coast Distance Education will be closing enrolment to the following courses:
BC First Nation’s Studies 12
Chemistry 11 and 12
English First People’s 12
English 10 and 11
Fashion and Interior Design 12
French 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12
Hospitality and Tourism 12
Social Studies 10 and 11
These courses will be closed effective immediately and will remain closed for registration for the 2016 – 2017 School Year.
Students who are presently active in these courses are encouraged to complete as soon as possible. As of July 1, the teachers who are currently assigned to these courses will no longer be marking or providing feedback to students; however, assignments may continue to be submitted by active students throughout July and August (no feedback will be provided during this period). Online Teachers shall be assigned to finalize the marking of these courses once school resumes on September 7, 2016.
All students should monitor the email address provided to NCDE. Further communication and updates regarding courses, timelines and completions will be forthcoming.
Beginning this July North Coast Distance Education will be closed over the summer months. Our office at 3120 Hwy 16 East, located in the Trades & Employment Training Centre, will be closed to the public from July 6 - August 26, 2016. For students who are presently enrolled or looking to register you should be aware of the following:
- Teachers will not be marking or providing feedback during the summer months until they return to work on September 6, 2016.
- Students requiring their courses to attend a high school, trades program, college or university in the fall, must complete and submit their course material by June 17, 2016 in order to be completed, processed and reported to the Ministry of Education.
- Students will not be able to register for a course from June 15 until August 26, 2016.
- Students, who have not been active (considered to be “Processing”) in their course work by June 29, 2016, will not be able to work on their courses during the summer months. Those students who are active will be able to continue working in their courses, though there will be no marking or teacher feedback during the summer.
- In the coming weeks we will be notifying students of courses that will no longer be available from North Coast Distance Education.
Welcome to North Coast Distance Education
We are a public education, distributed learning program in northwest British Columbia, offering a wide range of quality, teacher-led programs for grades 10 - 12 students and adult learners 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.
Graduated Adults and Course Fees
As of May 1, 2015 the Ministry of Education withdrew funding for graduated adults seeking course upgrades. As a result of this change, we are now charging a fee of $570.00 per course. Graduated Adults wishing to take our courses can register by giving your Credit Card number over the phone, or by paying directly at the North Coast Distance Education Office. Once we have recieved payment for the course it shall be opened up for students to begin. Please be advisied that there are no refunds once payment has been made for a course. Call our us for more information. * There are no course fees for Non-graduated adults.
A variety of online 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.
Online Courses Offered
North Coast Distance Education offers a variety of Secondary Courses.
- Communications 12
- English 12
- 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
- Graduation Transitions 12
- Planning 10 and 12
- Physical Education 10, 11 and 12
- Science 10
- Physics 11 and 12
- Biology 12
- Science Technology 11
We Have Moved
We have moved to our new location at the Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre, located at:
3120 Highway 16 East
Terrace, BC, V8G 4N8
We are open for business and look forward to seeing you at our new location.