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virtual school british columbia


The Columbia Square Learning Centre and Virtual School BC is open from:

Wednesday July 9

to

Thursday August 7

Wednesdays: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The site will be closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays in the summer. Students can still access their online courses 24/7 until Aug 7.

Students can write tests during these times. Please email your online teacher regarding tutoring support during the summer.

Online courses semester ends: Thursday August 7th at 9:00 PM,

Please note that we are NOT offering summer classes. Online courses run through the summer and into the fall, although some students may be able to complete their course by August 7th. Students who have not completed by August 7th, will continue their online course on Wednesday September 3rd at 9:00 AM after our three week break.


If you are an adult, over age 19, and want to register, you will be required to show THREE pieces of ID. ONE piece of ID to prove your status in Canada and TWO pieces of ID to prove your BC residency. Please click here to see what proper ID is required.

If you don't bring the proper ID, we can NOT register you. Please save yourself a trip and check to see if you have the proper ID.

If you are a NWSS student or a High School student from outside New Westminster, who wants to register, you should print up an Under Age 19 registration form (click here for the two page form) and fill in the form including parent permission (and counsellor permission if you were able to get it) and bring ONE piece of photo ID (Passport or Driver's licence or High School ID or GO Card ID) to our site.

The Columbia Square Adult Learning Centre is located at 1001 Columbia Street in New Westminster. Click on Map for directions.

Online courses have continuous intake, so students may be able to start immediately. See the Course Outlines link on the left, for information about our online courses.

If you have questions about registering for our online courses please email Jim Kemp at jkemp@sd40.bc.ca


Our registrations for Adult Foundations (ELL / ESL) classes will NOT be available this summer.

Adult Foundations (ELL / ESL) classes will take place at the Pearson Adult Learning Centre this summer. Visit their website: palc.net for more information. (http://palc.sd40.bc.ca/palc/summerprogram2014.html)

We do plan to offer Adult Foundations (ELL / ESL) classes in September 2014.


Starting in September, Adult Foundations (ELL / ESL) classes have continuous intake (if there is space in the class).

Morning (ELL / ESL) classes (9:00 AM to 11:30 AM)

Afternoon (ELL / ESL) classes (12:00 PM to 2:30 PM)

Evening (ELL / ESL) classes (6:30 PM to 9:00 PM)


Click Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Need more help or have a question, phone (604) 517-6191 or email us at jkemp@sd40.bc.ca

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How do we differ from other online schools?

Our students can work at home (24/7) or in our computer lab and get help from certified teachers from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Mon-Thurs). 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Fridays.


Any course you complete with us is acceptable at any secondary or post secondary school in Canada. Graduates from our school receive the same Dogwood Diploma issued by any High School in BC.