Adult Program Overview

SIDES Adult Program

Non - Graduated Adults

Adult BC residents who HAVE NOT GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL will continue to be funded at 100% - courses remain free to these students.

Graduated Adults


The B.C. government has announced that effective Sept. 1, 2017, graduated adults will be able to take high school credit courses tuition-free.

SIDES is pleased to offer a wide selection of tution-free courses beginning in September for those who have graduated but want to take a new course, or those wishing to upgrade an existing mark.

All other courses offered will be subject to a $550.00 charge, plus textbook deposit/s.

Please contact or 250-704-4979 for more information or visit the Ministry website

English Language Assessment Policy

Distributed Learning courses make extensive use of written text for instruction and assessment.  Therefore, in order for students to be successful in SIDES courses, they must have proficiency in the English language.

Effective July 12th, 2012, SIDES will institute the following English Language Assessment policy.

At the discretion of a SIDES teacher or counsellor, a student may be asked to complete a written English Language Assessment prior to beginning a SIDES course. The English Language Assessment must take place under supervised test conditions. This assessment may be used to help determine suitable course placement. As a result of the assessment, students may be required to complete one or more ESL or Literacy Foundations courses before moving on to further course work at SIDES.