Enrollment in SIDES courses can happen one of two ways...
Students may come into SIDES to enroll in their course(s). Students will be given access to a computer for registration and will then see a counsellor to review their application for courses. During the interview, the counsellor will explain the process for finalizing registration.
Alternatively, students may complete our Online Application form. Once the form is completed, students may be required to meet with, in person or over the phone, a SIDES counsellor to review their course selections. Students then will be given a registration assignment, which must be submitted and marked before registration can be completed.
New students must supply SIDES with the following documentation in order to complete registration:
These documents can be brought in or copies may be faxed or emailed to the school.
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.