SPIDER Secondary Grade 10-12 | Online Learning
SPIDER Secondary Online Learning offers online grade 10-12 courses which lead to graduation. We cater to home schooled students, students from the local high schools taking courses at their own pace (faster or slower), adults who are completing a high school diploma and adults who are upgrading.
These courses are offered in a blended format. This means that all of the course content is online but students also have the opportunity to meet one on one with their teachers. Our courses are developed through the BC Learning Network which supplies courses to 50 districts in the province and to BC-curriculum international schools across the globe. Our teachers are all BC-certified subject specialists who have years of experience teaching both in the classroom and in online learning centres.
Welcome to SPIDER Distance Learning!
School Address – 5545 Inlet Ave, Sechelt, BC (Community Learning Centre)
Mon-Thurs 2:30-7:30 pm and Fri 2:30-5:30pm (*We may need to close occasionally due to staffing issues. Please check here for daily updates. )
Office – 805 Gibsons Way, Gibsons BC (Heritage Building)
Phone – 604-886-8647
- You may want to download the “my SCAS” app to your phone to get up-to-date messages from SPIDER about school closures.
- You may also want to download the Moodle app to your phone to get up-to-date messages from your teachers and to view/work on your online courses. Type in sd46online.ca/moodle when it asks you for your site and this will bring you to the login screen.
Meet the Teachers
Wed: 2:30 – 7:00 pm
|ZOOM Meeting Room|
English and Social Studies
Mon: 1-6 pm;
Tues: 2-5 pm (Gibsons Heritage);
Wed: 2:30-5 pm;
Thurs: 2:30-6 pm
|ZOOM Meeting Room|
Continuing Education and Science
Mon: 1-6 pm;
Tues: 1-6 pm;
Wed: 2:30-7 pm;
Fri: 2:20-6 pm
|ZOOM Meeting Room|
District Career Coordinator
- On-line teacher support which is close to home.
- Options for in-person instruction and support right here on the Sunshine Coast.
- Excellent quality instruction from experienced teachers.
- Quality proven online learning software.
- Access to Sunshine Coast Alternative School resources and programs. (P.E., Fine Arts, Photography, Counselling, Career Exploration, Work Experience, Train in Trades , various employment related certification) etc…
- No fees for B.C. residents who are Canadian Citizens or who have Landed Immigrant status.
SPIDER STUDENTS INCLUDE
- Students who are traveling.
- Students who require a flexible learning schedule.
- Students involved in elite activities that require travel, and intensive practice or rehearsal schedules.
- Independent, self-motivated learners.
- Willing to maintain regular contact with teacher (email, phone, instant messenger, or in person).
- Comfortable using a computer.
- Secondary programs require literacy skills at grade level (minimum grade 6/7).
SPIDER offers courses leading toward high school graduation, anytime anywhere there is internet access.
Registration is limited in order to ensure quality of support and access to a variety of resources. Registration during the school year will take place on an ongoing basis. Registration packages are available online or at the Sechelt Learning Centre, previously Sechelt Elementary School, Sechelt B.C.
Spider is a small school but with a lot of diversity. So, what kinds of students choose to learn at SPIDER? Usually it is students who need a flexible, responsive type of school that allows them to do their school work when they have the time and to come to the school to get help when they can.
Athletes and performers
- students with demanding schedules
- often traveling and receiving professional training
- attending local high schools
- taking a course or courses not offered at their school or which could not be timetabled
- working through courses more quickly than a high school timetable allows
- may or may not be attending a local high school
- retaking courses which they did not pass at a regular school
- often these students only need to redo some sections of a course
Homelearners and travelers
- many homeschoolers enrol at SPIDER in the upper grades
- these students will take most of their senior secondary courses through SPIDER
Hear what our students have to say about SPIDER. After all, they are the experts!
Without a doubt, I would not be attending post-secondary without the help of Spider and its excellent staff. Without the teachers at Spider, I would not have been nearly as driven to achieve the goals that I had set for myself nor to move forward with the confidence that I have been able to build. I am truly grateful for all of the excellent help I received.
University of Alberta – Pre-Med Program
Spider really helped me to work towards becoming an Electrical Engineer. If there is anyone who wants to do online courses at their own pace, Spider is the perfect way to upgrade without the feeling of being trapped in a classroom for hours a day. You can still live your life. My only regret, is that I didn’t discover this program sooner.
Major thanks to Nick, Fiona, and the SD46 Spider Program.
I attend Chatelech/Elphinstone/Pender. Can I take a course through Spider?
Yes. Most of our students attend local high schools.
How much time do I have to finish a course?
We recommend that students finish within one calendar year but that is not a hard deadline.
Do online courses through SPIDER count for the same credit as a course taken in a classroom?
Yes. Once you finish, it will show up on your transcript along with other courses you have taken.
Are online courses easier than courses taken in the classroom?
No. SPIDER courses follow the same curriculum as bricks and mortar schools.
Can I accelerate through a course with SPIDER?
Yes and no. The courses take as long as they take. We do not allow anyone to finish in less than ten weeks.