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

(Adult BC residents who HAVE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL)

As of May 1st only the following courses are offered free of charge to adults who have graduated from high school:

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

If you have recently applied for English 11 & 12, Math 11 and 12 (Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Foundations and Apprenticeship/Workplace), Biology 11 & 12, Chemistry 11 & 12 and Physics 11 & 12 the Orientation Courses must be completed and submitted by April 24th, 2015.

Please contact sides@sides.ca or 250-704-4979 for more information.

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.