North Island Distance Education School


K-9 Learning From Home


A modern alternative to homeschooling

If you’re considering homeschooling your child, you may find the blended K-9 learning programs at Navigate offer a much richer educational experience that still provides the flexibility and independence of home school.

Unlike traditional homeschooling, home-based learning with Navigate is directed by a BC-certified teacher, relieving you of the responsibility of administering your child’s education. Though you and your child have the freedom to choose when, where and how course material is presented, and even incorporate your own learning initiatives, your child’s education will still meet all provincially mandated learning outcomes and performance standards. 

The teacher works together with the parent and student to personalize the learning using a variety of resources (paper, online, education software and texts from our resource rack).  

Our elementary (K-9) programs combine online distributed learning with regularly scheduled face to face classroom activities in the Comox Valley, Nanaimo and Qualicum Beach, as well as reaching home-based learning families throughout BC via online video conferencing and virtual classroom technologies. 

We believe this “blended learning” model, which combines the best elements of homeschooling and classroom instruction, is the way of the future for education in BC. It helps children discover the joy of learning while developing vital self-management skills that will last a lifetime.

Programs run September - June.  We accept registrations throughout the school year.

Call 250.337.5300 to find out more. Check out the Navigate K-9 Program video!