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Graduated Adults

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 no longer offering tuition free courses for graduated adults. Please contact our administration or counselor for further information at 250-635-7944.

System Outage

Students will be unable to work on Moodle Courses during the hours of 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM on Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12.  New Hardware will be added to the system during these hours, and the upgrades will not allow users to work on their courses during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Celebration of Life, School Trustee Gary Turner - October 13, 2015

It is with heartfelt sadness that we share the passing of Gary Turner, School Trustee for Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82. Gary passed away suddenly on Friday, October 2, 2015 in Terrace, B.C.
A devoted School Trustee, Gary served in this position for over 15 years reflecting outstanding dedication and service to students and families in the Terrace and Thornhill communities.
In his sixth term as School Trustee, a role he took on with passion and devotion, Gary made regular visits to his liaison schools and served on the Business and Budget Working Committees for the Board of Education. He made a difference in our school district communities and played an essential role in the lives of thousands of students.
A Celebration of Life for Gary will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Knox United Church located at 4907 Lazelle Avenue in Terrace. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gary’s memory to the Terrace/Thornhill Animal Shelters or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Our deepest condolences and prayers are extended to Gary’s family. Gary’s many friends and acquaintances within the school district share the loss and sadness of his family at this most difficult time.
In honour of the contribution that Gary made to public education in all the communities served by the Coast Mountains School District 82, schools in his home communities of Thornhill and Terrace will close at lunch on Tuesday, October 13 to enable students and staff to attend his Celebration of Life if they wish.
The void left by Gary’s passing will be filled with the legacy of his service, the memory of his smile and passion for the children. We will miss Gary dearly.
Art Erasmus
Chair, Board of Education

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.




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.

Terrace, BC, V8G 4N8

Programs Offered

Secondary Courses

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.

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
  • Accounting 11

Skills and Planning

  • Family Studies 11 and 12
  • Foods and Nutrition 12
  • Planning 10 and 12
  • Physical Education 10, 11 and 12


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


  • Social Studies 10 and 11
  • BC First Nations 12

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*** To expedite your application process, please provide us with a piece of identification as proof of  B.C. residency.  We prefer a Driver’s License, Current B.C. Care Card, BC ID or a Status card(If you have a digital camera or smart phone, you can take a snapshot of your proof of residency 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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