We offer a wide range of adult graduation opportunities. SIDES offers a comprehensive K-9 program. SIDES offers flexible secondary courses.

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Welcome to the South Island Distance Education School (SIDES).

SIDES is a public, full-service, Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) school, offering online courses to all students in British Columbia. SIDES students include both school-age and adults who want to graduate or to upgrade courses. SIDES also welcomes students in Grades 9-12 who attend a neighbourhood school but want to supplement with online courses.

NEW COURSE: Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12

SIDES is excited to be offering Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12 for the first time! Students will examine issues impacting Indigenous communities today, taking into account how colonial actions from the past have contributed to modern day challenges. Students can receive their Social Studies 11/12 graduation requirement as well as their Indigenous-focused graduation requirement by completing this course. Learn more at https://www.sides.ca/en//courseguide/description/410/323.html