SIDES offers tuition-free online courses for non-graduated and graduated adults.


Adults who are BC residents and who have not graduated can register with SIDES and enroll in free online courses to complete the Adult Graduation Program. To complete the Adult Graduation Program, students aged 18 or older must successfully complete at least five secondary courses (worth 20 credits) or their equivalents at a BC Secondary school, such as SIDES. Our counsellors will be happy to discuss this option with you.


Adult students who have already graduated from secondary or post-secondary school may take selected courses for free to upgrade for educational or work-related purposes.

Tuition-free courses for graduated adults include:

  • Composition 11, Literary Studies 11 & English Studies 12
  • Biology 11 & 12
  • Chemistry 11 & 12
  • Physics 11 & 12
  • Foundations of Math 11
  • Workplace Math 11
  • Pre Calculus 11 & 12
  • Calculus 12
  • All Literacy Foundations courses

Graduated adults may take other courses at SIDES subject to a $550.00 tuition fee, plus textbook deposit(s).