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: English First Peoples 12
The focus in this course is on deepening understanding of Indigenous issues and perspectives through the exploration of Authentic Indigenous text. Students will explore text in a variety of forms and genres, and will be encouraged to think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within and between texts; they will write in a variety of genres, structures, and forms, and will be encouraged to take risks and become ever more precise and intentional in their use of language.