1001 Columbia Street
New Westminster
V3M 1C4
(604) 517-6191


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.


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.

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virtual school british columbia


Virtual School BC Learning Centre at Columbia Square is now CLOSED as we are moving. Room 183 is still open for NWSS students only.

The lab at the Columbia Square Adult Learning Centre is now CLOSED. All online courses for adults will NOT be accessible until Monday July 4th, 2016. 

If you are currently enrolled in an online course you will be given access again on July 4th and will be able to continue from where you left off. You will NOT have to register again unless you want to start a new course.

Our Columbia Square site will be moving soon to our new location at #200 - 1065 Columbia Street. Our site will be in the same mall but now we will be located at the corner of Columbia Street and Royal Avenue (above the liquor store). Please check this site for updates on when the new site will be open for students.

Please click on the Calendar link (or click on the Calendar on left side menu) for the dates and times when we are open.


Registering for Online Courses

Registrations at our new Columbia Square Site will start on Monday July 4th (2:30 - 8:30 PM) and continue on Tuesday July 5th (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM), Wednesday July 6th (2:30 - 8:30 PM) and Thursday July 7th (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM).

Please check this site on a regular basis for updated information regarding registering for courses.


Tuition Fees for Grads

Adult students who have completed graduation from a secondary school or high school in BC or in another jurisdiction have to pay a tuition FEE of $375 per course to register for courses.

Students who have NOT yet graduated in BC or in another jurisdiction, are able to take all courses tuition FREE.

Our Adult Literacy Foundation courses (upgrading courses which are below Grade 11 level) are still tuition FREE for ALL students including secondary school graduates. Visit the Ministry of Education website: (http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/administration/adult-education/tuition-free-foundation-courses) for a list of the free courses.


ID Requirements

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. High School students will need to bring their current school ID or BC Driver's licence.


Registration for NWSS students in room 183

NWSS (New Westminster Secondary School) students who want to register for online courses should visit their NWSS counselor and then room 183 at NWSS. Room 183 hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday until June 3rd. After June 3rd, students can register on Monday June 6, 13, 20 & 27 or Tuesday June 7, 14, 21 & 28 (from 10:00 PM to 4:00 PM).


If you are a High School student who is not registered with the New Westminster School District, (i.e. not a NWSS student), who wants to register, you should print an Under Age 19 registration form (click here for the two page form). Please contact Jim Kemp (jkemp@sd40.bc.ca) for more information.


Registration for Summer School Classroom courses

Summer School Classroom courses (NOT online) take place at NWSS (New Westminster Secondary School) Monday to Friday from July 4th to August 5th. For more information click on the following link https://www.ce40.ca/aca-sum16.pdf.


See the Course Outlines link on the left, for information about which of our online courses will be offered in the summer.

If you have questions about registering for our courses please phone 604-517-6191 or email jkemp@sd40.bc.ca


Click Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.