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Who is welcome to attend iLearn?
Everyone is welcome to take courses at iLearn. iLearn is a friendly environment for learners of all types. With our individualized teaching approach and the ability to put a course on hold for up to two months, students and their families enjoy the added benefit that working at one’s own pace provides.
Is iLearn a real high school counting towards graduation?
iLearn is an accredited BC high school qualified to offer high school credits used for graduation and university admissions. iLearn is partially funded by the BC Ministry of Education and undergoes a financial audit every year. Students can choose to be at iLearn as a full-time student or part-time while attending another high school.
Will my credits transfer to another high school or college/university the same?
Universities and other high schools will view iLearn credits as the exact same as any other public high school making iLearn a great place to prepare for life after graduation.
How is iLearn different from other online schools?
iLearn takes the focus off purely academic success, and places it on personal success factors which include a mix of academic and extra-curricular goals. Students will find iLearn follows a different structure, which allows students to enroll at any time, seek assistance when needed, and complete the course on their own schedule. By treating students as adults, this results in more accountability and a higher degree of integrity. The students who take the most responsibility in their courses often see a notable increase in their grades.
Do you offer summer school courses?
iLearn’s summer school program is an expedited version of the course with many of the same major tests and assignments. Summer courses are worth full credits and focus on the key ideas taught in the curriculum.
Does iLearn charge any fees?
iLearn charges based on the type of student and number of classes. A price breakdown is found below:
- $500 for local students
- $1000 for international students.
- $1000 for up to eight courses for local students (one year starts at the date of payment).
Fee Exempt Program
- Partner programs may not have a fee. Please inquire with administrative staff to see if your courses are offered as part of a partner program.
What level of English is required to attend iLearn?
There is no direct English requirement to enroll in courses, however we perform an English assessment before enrolling a student into a course where strong English comprehension will be necessary. For students who do not have the appropriate level of English language skills, we offer English Language Learning (ELL) courses.
What have the experiences of past students been like?
Students at iLearn feel safe to share their differences knowing the teachers and admin staff will be supportive and flexible to each student’s learning needs. Students are treated like adults and granted the freedoms they need to be curious, informed community members.
Can I upgrade a course?
Students who achieved over 80% grade in their class can choose to upgrade their course to further improve comprehension and course grade. Ask your teacher for more details regarding course upgrades.
Are all courses offered online, even tests?
iLearn courses are offered in Digital Learning and Blended Learning environments where students choose whether they would like to attend classes twice a week or not at all. Although all the curriculum is offered online, all tests and quizzes must be held at an approved iLearn location with a certified invigilator. iLearn’s main campus is located at 6225 136 Street in Surrey.
How long does it take to complete a course?
Students complete courses at their own pace. Most students take a few months to complete a course, while some have completed their course in a little as one month. Each course is allotted 4 months to complete with the possibility of placing the course on hold for a maximum of two months.
What are iAlerts?
iAlerts are emails sent monthly to parents/guardians of students who regularly miss meeting due dates, receive zeros on assignments, have a 25% discrepancy between tests and assignments, are caught plagiarising, or are moving too slowly or are not setting enough due dates.
How much 1-on-1 teacher interaction is available outside of class?
Teachers in the Blended Learning program see their students twice a week in class and students are welcome to book office hours with their teacher on an as-needed basis. Teachers in the Digital Learning program interact with students online and in office hours as needed so students have access to as little or as much teacher support as necessary.
What courses do you offer? What’s the curriculum?
iLearn offers all the required curriculum to graduate with a BC Dogwood Diploma and a catalogue of elective courses that allow students to explore interests that may not be offered at other schools.
Can I take a course twice?
Yes, but students who wish to retake a course must wait at least four months before retaking the course.
How many courses can I take?
The average number of courses per year of high school is eight, however at iLearn students are welcome to enroll in additional courses during the summer school expedited semester.
How much funding does The Ministry of Education provide iLearn?
iLearn is Group 1 independent school funded at 50% of the public school district rate. All independent schools are required to:
- Be operated by a non-profit independent school authority
- Employ B.C. certified teachers
- Have educational programs consistent with ministerial orders
- Provide a program that meets the learning outcomes of the B.C. curriculum
- Meet various administrative requirements
- Maintain adequate educational facilities
- Comply with municipal and regional district codes
What level of experience do instructors have?
All teachers at iLearn are certified by the BC Ministry of Education. Our instructors also often have experience in the subject they teach. This means iLearn teachers can use more real-world examples in the classroom to enhance comprehension and appreciation of the subject matter.
Will my marks show up on my transcript?
Yes, all your grades from iLearn Secondary School will show up on your transcript.
iLearn was wonderful. The staff is wonderful and I couldn't think of any one negative thing to say about iLearn. My son needed to be pushed a little bit so if the student or parents stay on top of things, it's really good for kids who really want to succeed. If your student is having trouble in school or wants to get ahead, iLearn is way more accommodating and understanding of your needs.
Ms. JohalCurrent Parent of iLearn Student