DESK Grade 8 and Grade 9
Full time Distance Learning School Program 2017-2018
Please note: Registration for the full time Grade 8 or Grade 9 program is offline. To register you must complete a Grade 8 or Grade 9 Registration Package. For more information or to request a Registration Package: Call Janet Stephenson (250) 505-7025 or contact the front desk at 1800-663-4614.
NOTE: DESK is not currently accepting cross enrolled Grade 8 or Grade 9 students from out of School District#8.
What is C3? C3 stands for Connect, Communicate and Collaborate. C3 is the name of the Grade 8 and Grade 9 online homeroom, it is also the prefix used to identify the Grade 8 and Grade 9 online DESK courses.
DESK is a Distance Learning school which means you complete your B.C. Ministry of Education learning program from a distance- usually at home and in your community, or perhaps temporarily away from home on a trip or at your parent’s work location.
DESK is located at 811 Stanley Street in Nelson, British Columbia. DESK is in School District # 8 Kootenay Lake and the Kindergarten to Grade 9 Full time Distance Learning School Program follows the School District Calendar available at www.sd8.bc.ca
To be a DESK student, you must be a BC resident.
In September 2016 a new curriculum will be introduced for Kindergarten to Grade 9. The complete curriculum is available at the Ministry of Education (BC) website. The Grade 8 and Grade 9 DESK program is being updated to meet the curricular competencies for English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical and Health Education and Applied Design, Skills and Technologies.
What do DESK courses look like? Courses are delivered online and in paper format. Online courses are delivered via the DESK Moodle platform. Students are encouraged to use the online version of a course wherever possible to take advantage of the computer marked quizzes (immediate feedback) and the audio-visual resources. There are tests in the DESK courses, some tests are on paper, some are computer marked tests and quizzes.
Student Learning Plan: Once you are registered in the DESK C3 Grade 8 and Grade 9 full time school program, a learning plan will be developed with course descriptions, assignment and test and project due dates. The learning plan is in three sections or terms: The learning plan is in four sections or quarters over two semesters:
- Semester 1: September to January
- Semester 2: February to June.
Students are responsible for completing the assignments, projects and tests and meeting the due dates on their student learning plan.
Please note: Registration is offline. To register you must complete a Grade 8 or Grade 9 Registration Package. For more information or to request a Registration Package:
Call Janet Stephenson (250) 505-7025 or contact the front desk at 1800-663-4614.