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The link to DESK’s host site for courses has changed its URL from http://sd8.bcln.ca to http://sd8.knowplace.ca

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Graduated Adult Learner


Graduated Adult Learners (adults who are 20 years of age or older as of July 1, 2015,  AND  who have graduated from secondary school)  Notice:  As of May 1st, 2015, adult upgrade courses will no longer be subsidized by the Ministry and a non refundable course fee of $600.00 per course will be charged.  Adults in upgrade courses already, may complete them for free.

  For consulting about 10-12  courses please call Ron Kilgour 250-5057011 or 250-354-4311 – extension 7011 or 1-800-663-4614 extension 7011.  

The K-7 program is now full but staff may be added if the need is there.   Contact Leslie Swanson for inquires.

The DESK Grade 8 and Grade 9 full time program is now taking applications for the 2015/2016 School Year.  Please call Carlene at (250) 505-7032 for a registration package.

Cross enrolled (part-time)  8’s and 9’s program is now full.




Welcome to DESK, an innovative centre for online learning. At DESK, we offer each student a unique learning experience. Whether you are looking for BC Ministry of Education K-12 curriculum leading to Grade 12 graduation, or unique locally developed courses, DESK has a course or program right for you.

DESK offers:

  • Flexible elementary and secondary learning options in online and print based (blended) formats
  • Programs with flexible time lines to fit your schedule
  • Programs that may run anytime, anywhere, any pace
  • Experienced and innovative teachers and support staff who will guide you through the distance learning process
  • The opportunity for full-time or part-time course work and you may study at home
  •  Courses that supplement your current high school program
  • Flexibility to help students cope with the pressures of medical conditions or high level athletics
  • A variety of courses for Adults
  • DESK is part of School District #8 Kootenay Lake


To ensure the success and growth of every learner by providing quality personalized support and service.

DESK is a member of the BC Learning Network

 Academic Success . Creativity and Imagination . Citizenship . Resiliency