SPIDER offers a range of programs that are flexible in their purpose and design. Elementary and Middle Years are cohort-based. Senior secondary and adult programs are continuous entry, self-paced.
- Elementary program meets weekly. All student support is face to face.
- Middle Years Program meets twice weekly. Has some online requirements.
- Senior Secondary has online academic courses with teachers available after school in Gibsons and Sechelt.
- Adult Graduation has online courses that lead to an adult dogwood diploma with teachers available some afternoons and evenings in Sechelt
SPIDER Senior Secondary
SPIDER Senior Secondary offers a variety of academic grade 10-12 courses which lead to graduation.
Our courses are offered in a blended format. This means that students meet regularly with their teachers while having access to all of the course content online. Our courses are developed through the Western Canadian Learning Network which supplies courses to 50 districts in the province.
Our teachers are all BC certified subject specialists who have years of experience teaching both in the classroom and in online learning centres.
Our main classroom is in Sechelt at the Community Learning Centre. This is the building near the post office which you can see below. Three programs operate out of this building. You can find Spider Secondary upstairs.
Info For Parents
Though most students make regular progress through SPIDER courses with little or no parent involvement, it is good for parents to know what is going on when their child begins an online course.
Once your child has registered for a course, he or she will receive an email confirming registration. This will contain all of the information that they will need to continue, such as their username and instructions on setting a password.
All of our courses are stored online within a learning management system called Moodle. Teachers also use Moodle to communicate back and forth with students regularly. All content is stored in Moodle. There are no textbooks.
Students can start a course any time and will progress at their own pace, though our courses are only open from Sept – June. SPIDER does not run as a summer school program.
Students should make regular progress through their courses. This means logging in several times per week and checking in with their teacher at least weekly, either in person or by other means.
We encourage you to watch this video entitled “How to do well in courses at SPIDER.”
SPIDER teachers send out monthly reports for each student. These go out to students, parents and counsellors. To be sure that you receive these, make sure that we have a current email address for you.