Thank you for choosing DESK

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

Any Place Any Time

DESK is a vibrant, leading-edge distance education school (DL), serving school-aged and adult learners throughout the province and around the world in programs that range from approved K-12 programs to Adult Education, graduated adult upgrading, and special programs tailored to fit a wide variety of individual needs.

  Global and Intercultural Studies 12 (2017-2018)

All applicants need to be part of School District #8 as there is a face to face component.  Students may register through the DESK registration link.  Select Global and Intercultural Studies 12  2017-2018 from the pull down menu.

 The Minstry of Education is Seeking Information.

The Ministry of Education has updated the curriculum for kindergarten to grade 9. Parents are now being asked to share their thoughts on report cards and all types of progress reporting. All of the input that is submitted will be summarized into an Engagement Summary Report, which will be considered by the Ministry and school district leaders as they develop potential models for improved reports.

There are two ways parents can participate:

We would really appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback opportunity with parents in your school. Thank you.


On behalf of Kim Abbott, Executive Director, Sector Resourcing and Service Delivery Branch:

The Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Education, Linda Larson, is asking for feedback from British Columbians and interested stakeholders on rural school funding and educational practices, as well as the role educational programs and schools play in rural communities across the province. The goal is to create a Rural Education Strategy by the summer of 2017.

We would really appreciate your participation as well as the participation of parents and students in your communities. An online discussion is open until January 9, 2017 at 4pm, please join the conversation at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/ruraleducation/.

Our Programs:

Kindergarten to Grade 9 – full time – $50.00 refundable deposit. Applications are being accepted for the 2017-2018 full time Kindergarten to Grade 9 Distance Learning Program.  Please note:  applications are offline.  Please call number below and request a Registration Package.

Grades 10-12 (BC resident, Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant) – NO COST

Free for students 19 and under

Non-Graduated Adult Students (18 years or older) No Cost

Graduated Adult Students – 19 and over course fee of $600.00 per course plus a refundable deposit where applicable.   Once course  payment has been processed it is non-refundable.

International Students – (residing in BC) –  course fee of $600.00 per course plus a refundable deposit where applicable.   Once course payment has been processed it is non-refundable.

Contact :

Monday to Friday 8:30 to 3:30

Telephone: 250-354-4311 or toll free: 1-800-663-4614

Email: desk@sd8.bc.ca

PLEASE NOTE:  Notice for parents of ‘In District’ schools:

If you choose to enrol your child with DESK you will need to fill out a transfer form which needs to be approved by District staff.  It also means if you, following your DESK experience, return to another ‘In District” school you will need to fill out another transfer form which also needs to be approved.  If you are, say, moving from Trafalgar Middle School to LVR a transfer form needs to be in place by the end of March or you loose your seat at LVR.



 Moodle users:  please use the: http://sd8.knowplace.ca for our host site.

DESK is a member of the BC Learning Network

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