Living and Learning in Community – Students and families build relationships with a teacher and support network in their community. Learning Centres or group activities are available in many communities that both students and parents are welcome to join. Families going through special circumstances/transitions may find needed support.
Flexibility – Students may progress through their program at a pace that is comfortable and adapted to their family’s lifestyle. A change from the typical educational schedule can provide opportunity for developing special interests. Learning plans are designed to accommodate unique gifting and learning styles of students.
Online students can choose their own rate of course completion up to one calendar year from start date.
Enrolling means that a certified teacher works with your family to achieve the personalized learning goals for the student. The teacher provides weekly support and guidance and will write individual report cards. The parent/guardian fosters a positive learning environment to support the student in achieving their goals.
Registering means you pursue your learning goals for your child without the support of a teacher. You may choose to follow BC Ministry of Education curriculum or create your own program.
Students in Grades 8-12 may cross enroll with CHEK ABC. Cross enrollment occurs when students are fully enrolled at one school and also take courses with CHEK ABC. They work with a CHEK ABC teacher and at their own pace.
Group activities are offered in communities across BC, giving students of all ages the opportunity to participate and connect with one another. Some examples include field trips, guest speakers, workshops, Learning Centre classes.
Teachers partner with families and recommend support. If a student qualifies for extra funding as a Special Needs student, additional services and/or special teaching assistants may be provided by CHEK ABC.
We offer a full Dogwood Diploma Program. To complete a Dogwood Diploma, students are required to complete 80 credits and write all provincial exams. Students with Special Needs may work toward a School Completion Certificate Program to meet their learning goals. Adult students (over the age of 18), may work towards the alternate Adult Dogwood
All Dogwood and School Completion students graduate from CHEK ABC. We celebrate our graduates through individual ceremonies.
CHEK ABC plans graduation celebrations in each region for students. In locations where there are enough students, a group ceremony is planned. In locations where there is only one graduate, a celebratory dinner or event with family and friends is arranged.