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Who is welcome to attend iLearn?
iLearn is a school for everyone. Our individualized teaching approach and added flexibility make our school a great place to get ahead, catch up, or try out a new learning style. Regardless of your education needs.
Is iLearn accredited?
Yes, iLearn is an accredited B.C. high school that offers high school credits for courses completed. Students can choose to be at iLearn as a full-time, or part-time student while attending another high school.
Will my credits show up on my transcript?
Yes, high school credits earned at iLearn will be on your transcript.
How is iLearn different from other online schools?
At iLearn your needs come first, as a student you can expect the support you need to reach your goals. iLearn teachers take pride in providing quality education as they help guide you to build your future. At iLearn you can start your courses anytime, set your own pace and manage your success. You are never left without support, iLearn teachers can be reached via email or phone when you need help.
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 mainly focus on the key ideas taught in the curriculum.
Do you accept international students?
Yes we accept international students provided you have your student visa permit.
How are our tests taken online or in person?
iLearn is currently taking tests online due to COVID-19.
Do we offer courses to adults over 19 years of age?
Yes iLearn has an adult dogwood diploma program.
What have the experiences of past students been like?
Every student at iLearn is unique. We often hear how students at iLearn feel safe to share their differences knowing the teachers and admin staff will be supportive and flexible to each student’s needs.
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?
All our curriculum is delivered online and students choose between Digital Learning (DL) and Blended Learning (BL). In Digital Learning students work through the curriculum on their own and connect with their teacher when they need help. Blended Learning students meet with their teacher in-class or digitally twice per week to check-in and keep on-track. All tests and quizzes must be monitored by a certified invigilator.
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 four 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 the parents/guardians of students and are often associated with
- Missing due dates,
- Receiving zeros on assignments,
- Moving too slowly or are not setting enough due dates,
- Are caught plagiarising, or
- Have a 25% discrepancy between tests and assignments.
How much 1-on-1 teacher interaction is available outside of class?
Teachers in the Blended Learning program see their students twice a week. Students in the Digital Learning program are welcome to book office hours with their teacher on an as-needed basis. Either way, students can attend additional office hours and choose to attend either online or on-campus as needed.
What courses do you offer? What’s the curriculum?
iLearn offers all the required curriculum to graduate with a B.C. Dogwood Diploma. We also have a large 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 students can take a course twice, 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 but students can enroll in additional courses. Summer School is where most students get ahead.
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.
How do I make a transfer request?
You can apply to have prior course credits transferred by letting us know using our contact form.
How do course transfers work?
All students who request transfer credits must send in their transcripts from their prior school and any syllabi and course outlines for the requested course transfers. We also require a link to the prior school’s website. If course outlines are not available, we may request prior work samples that you completed in the prior class OR we may recommend writing a challenge exam. If your transcripts and prior work is approved, you will be given transfer credits for your requested courses.
Please note that if the transcript and/or course descriptions are in any language other than English, it is the responsibility of the parent/student to have the content translated by a notarized translator before we can process the transfer request.
What are challenge exams?
Challenge exams are only available for students who make a transfer request and do not have enough documentation to support a full course transfer. All challenge exams are provided by recommendation of an Academic Advisor and the student may need to pass an initial assessment to be allowed to take the exam. The grade earned on the challenge exam will be the final grade earned for that course.
Are there fees associated with course transfers or challenge exams?
Transfer fees are paid on a per course basis at $250 per course transfer. If you are recommended to take a challenge exam, an exam fee applies.
Please note that in order to have course credits transferred at iLearn, the student will need to be currently enrolled with us.
Can adult learners have credits transferred?
Adult learners in the Dogwood program can have course credits transferred through the normal transfer request process.
Adult learners in the Adult Dogwood program can only earn transfer credits for up to two courses that were completed in BC, Canada. If the courses were completed outside of BC, then the student is ineligible for transfer credits and your Academic Advisor may recommend an alternative assessment if applicable.
iLearn was wonderful. The staff is great and I can't think of one negative thing to say. 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.