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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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 All Learners.  

Please note:  In general iPads aren’t great for online learning.  They have difficulty with FLASH, which is very prevalent in online courses.


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 adding an additional staff member so we have room to expand.   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