Thank you for considering SCIDES as an option to meet your learning needs!
Please note the following general steps in our registration process:
- Step 1: Fill out an online application form (automatically submitted)
- Step 2: Send in 3 Documents (ID, Proof of Residency, Report Card, and an IEP if applicable)
- Step 3: Student learning plan (you need to sign and send this in as well)
- Step 4: Payments and/or Deposits (only if applicable)
Once we have these items we will manually enroll you in your courses, then
- Step 5: Active Engagement in Courses
Now for more details:
1. Choose the program below that fits your description
when the application has been "submitted," we will immediately send you an email (to the email listed on the application).
**Do check your junk mail for this email, just in case**
2. After you submit your application, you will need to send in three supporting documents to SCIDES:
1. Proof of Identification
SCIDES will accept any of the following:
- Student’s Birth certificate
- Canadian Passport
- If of aboriginal ancestry, a Status Card/ INAC Status Card, band number, photo and name with photo
- Permanent Resident Card
- Landed Immigrant Documentation
- BC Services Card with Photo
- Immigration Documents with Photo
- BC Identification Card with photo
- Student’s BC Driver’s License
- Canadian Certificate of Citizenship
2. Proof of Residency
‘Ordinarily resident’ is defined as a person residing in British Columbia for:
- a ‘settled purpose’ for taking up residence in the community; and
- sufficient continuity of residence, despite temporary absences.
SCIDES will accept TWO of any of the following:
- ownership of dwelling or long-term lease or rental of dwelling
- utility bill or home insurance bill from residence of spouse, children and other dependent family members in the dwelling
- legal documents indicating British Columbia residence
- provincial driver’s licence
- employment within the community (pay stub showing a minimum of 20 hours a week)
- parent or guardian filing income tax returns as a BC resident
- provincial registration of automobile
- Canadian bank accounts or credit cards
- subscriptions for life or health insurance, such as MSP coverage
3. Recent Report Card or Transcript
A recent report card or transcript is needed for a few reasons.
- proof of PEN
- to check for pre-requisites
- to verify attending another school in BC
- if applicable, a most recent IEP
3. Fill out and sign a Student Learning Plan
4. Complete a Registration Assessment (only for grades K - 7) AND/or Payments and/or Deposits (if applicable)
5. Lastly, for grades 8 - 12, the final piece of registration is to complete 5 - 10% of your new course(s). You need to be actively engaged in your courses. This will indicate if distance education is a good fit for yo and if the course is the correct course for you. You can contact your teacher any time for any questions you may have on the course content.
**You can contact us at any time during this process**
NOW, back to the application, please choose the application below that fits your description...
I am in Grades K to 7
The Elementary Program at SCIDES follows the BC Ministry of Education curriculum. It also includes a variety of resources for all levels of support. Grades K-7 Programs are free of charge to BC residents as SCIDES is an accredited BC public school located in School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen).
* In grades K - 7, a parent or guardian is expected to take on the role as a home facilitator. They are the ones who will oversee, monitor and support the educational program developed with the SCIDES teachers in the individual Student Learning Plan and Course Learning Plans
* For all new students, a SCIDES team will have an intake meeting. In order for this meeting to occur, the advisor must have a copy of the registration assignment, any I.E.P's and a copy of the last school report card.
*Please note, if you are enrolling more than one student in our program(s), each student requires a separate application form and will require a different email address.
Ready? Here we go...
Step 1: Please fill out this application form then return to this page: (click below to open the online form)
Step 2 - 5: Go to this link for the next steps: Grades K to 7 Registration - Steps 2-5
I am in Grades 8 or 9
Ready? Here we go...
Step 1: Please fill out the application form then return to this page: (click below to open online form)Grades 8 and 9 Registration - Steps 2-5
I am in Grades 10 to 12
This application form is for students in Grades 10, 11 or 12 who are wanting to take Grades 10-12 level courses either full time at SCIDES (we become your School of Record) or cross-enrolled with us (cross enrollment: a student simply enrols in two schools at the same time, completing in-class studies in their current BC secondary school, and enrolling with SCIDES for the courses they choose to take online). Grades 10 to 12 Programs are free of charge to BC residents as SCIDES is an accredited BC public school located in School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen).
Ready? Here we go...
Step 1: Please fill out the application form then return to this page: (click below to open online form)
Step 2 - 5: Go to this link for the next steps: Grades 10 - 12, Adults Steps 2 - 5
I graduated from high school and I am seeking to upgrade
Upgrade your high school education
through School District 58 (Merritt)
Free High School Courses for Students Already Graduated
As of September 1, 2017 these courses are now tuition free.
The following high school courses are available tuition-free through the School District to adults that already have graduated.
Kengard Learning Centre (SCIDES & CLC) is offering these courses using flexible delivery methods which include self-paced, onsite, or online learning.
Academic Upgrading Courses
English Level 4: Core
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11
Foundations of Math 11
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12
Foundations of Math 12
Step 1: Please fill out the application form then return to this page: (click below to open online form)Grades 10 - 12, Adults Steps 2 - 5
I am an adult who has not graduated, looking to graduate
This is the application form for adults (19 years or older) who have not "yet" graduated from high school (never fully completed the requirements for the high school Dogwood diploma), and who are seeking to taking courses toward graduation or as pre-requisites for post-secondary.
Adults may graduate by completing their 2004 Graduation requirements or by completing the Adult Graduation Program.
- To earn the Adult Graduation Dogwood Diploma a total of five specific courses are required (plus any necessary upgrading). Two eligible courses can be carried over from before they began the adult program. A student must take at least three courses once admitted into the adult program, either by taking courses or through the Prior Learning Assessment process.
Students may take qualifying courses from either colleges or school districts, or they can take courses from both systems and combine their credits to achieve an Adult Dogwood.
~Once you fill out the online application form, contact the scides Advisor to help you plan your best choice for graduation~
Ready? Here we go...
Flex Ed: I am a counselor for a student in grades 8 - 12 who only needs to complete part of a course
This program is available throughout the year and is intended for students who have not mastered a portion of the learning outcomes for a course . Flex Ed offers a great opportunity to finish courses that have been started but not completed or for students who are required to re-do a portion of a course to receive credit.
Flex Ed is a good option (to redoing an entire course) when a student:
- needs to strengthen knowledge and skills for particular learning outcomes in a specific course
- has missed a unit in the classroom due to illness, vacation or non-attendance
- is addressing an incomplete grade “I” in a course
SCIDES will consult with the student’s school of record (SOR) and set up an individual program to be completed during a specific time period. The marks will be reported to the SOR upon completion and the SOR will determine the final grade for each course. The cost up to 6 assignments or one full module = $150 (non-refundable). Other situations can be arranged with SCIDES as needed. SOR will be billed for all costs. Schools who choose to have parents pay, must collect from the parent. SCIDES cannot accept payment directly from student/parents.
To sign up, you must download this Flex Ed form, and have your school fill in the information and have your school send us payment
YES, this is me. Sign Me Up
I am an international student living in British Columbia
This application is for International Students (you are temporally residing in Canada on an exchange program or to study at a high school in Canada). Tuition fee for International Student is $750. Some courses may also require a refundable $50 textbook deposit.
**You MUST have your host school fill out an extra form (for billing purposes) as part of your application process (we only bill host school, we can not bill students directly)**
SCHOOL BILLING FORM below (print this off and give to your school)