North Island Distance Education School



Distributed Learning BC - Grade 10-12 and Adult Students

10-12 Register

Many BC high school students appreciate the freedom and flexibility of completing their entire high school diploma, including all provincial exams, with Navigate. Navigate (powered by NIDES) is a fully funded and accredited BC school operating within the Comox Valley School District No. 71 on Vancouver Island. You don’t have to live in the Comox Valley to be registered with Navigate, or to take advantage of the flexibility that comes with distributed learning. Navigate offers full time distributed learning to students and adult learners throughout BC.

Navigate accepts new student registrations throughout the year and unlike brick and mortar schools, Navigate high school students can begin their online courses any time, not just when the semester changes. All of Navigate's courses are fully funded, are directed by BC teachers and meet all provincial learning outcomes. Navigate high school students who complete their online (distributed) courses are eligible for BC Dogwood graduation and scholarships just as they would be at any other BC high school.

Online Distributed Education in BC

Enrollment with Navigate for distributed learning courses is not restricted by class size and unlike traditional distance learning, all BC high school students can participate in a broad range of face-to-face learning activities with their peers through virtual learning options such as online video conferencing and virtual classrooms. 

For those students who live on Vancouver Island, our full-time high school students also have access to community building activities that occur throughout the year, and utilize learning partnerships in various communities on Vancouver Island. This “blended learning” model encourages high school students to build relationships with their teachers and the broader community without affecting the flexibility of home schooling, or other traditional online, distance learning or distributed learning models.