Summit Learning Centre is primarily a Distributed Learning (DL) school.
Most of our students are "enrolled" as distributed learners. However, there are other terms people often use to identify programs like ours, including: home-schooling, distance education and virtual education.
The “official” terms used by the B.C. Ministry of Education are: Distributed Learning and Homeschooling. Some families new to our program do not realize that there is a difference between the two, or they may confuse one with the other.
|Distributed Learning (Enrolled)||Homeschooling (Registered)|
|Students are “enrolled” at an independent or public school (Summit is a public school) in B.C., and the program is the responsibility of that school.||Students are “registered” as homeschooled children through a school within the district where they live.|
|Each student’s learning is supervised and directed by a teacher certified in British Columbia (parents are not the teachers, but may help facilitate their child’s learning).||Each student’s learning is directed and supervised by the parent or guardian – the program is their responsibility.|
|Each student must be assessed on a regular basis, and receive provincial letter grades, report cards and a permanent student record – just the same as they would in any B.C. neighbourhood school.||Student progress and programs are not inspected by the Ministry of Education.|
|Upon meeting requirements for graduation, students will receive a British Columbia Dogwood certificate.||Students do NOT receive a British Columbia Dogwood graduation certificate.|
|All curriculum and resources used for your child's program must be strictly secular (non-religious in nature) as per the School Act.|
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