Island ConnectEd K-12 (formerly known as Learn@Home) is a distributed learning, public school based out of Nanaimo, BC. Our school provides a flexible, blended learning environment which allows students/families to learn at a distance but to also have opportunities to (a) meet and work with teachers face-to-face at our school site, and (b) to participate in onsite activities organized by our staff, student leadership team and our amazing Parent Advisory Council (PAC).
Our goal is to support learning so that it may occur anywhere and at anytime.
Our school first opened in 2002 with the creation of our K-7 program. In 2006, our Learn@Home 8-12 school was opened. In fall of 2016, both of our programs were merged under one roof at our new site — officially making us Island ConnectEd K-12.
We support a very diverse group of learners and recognize 6 different student demographics or programs within our school:
- Our Kindergarten to Grade 7 Program
- Our Grade 8 to 9 Program
- Our Grade 10-12 Full-time Program
- Our Grade 10-12 Cross-enrolled Program
- Our Adult Aged Students
- Our Tier 3: Family Learning Outreach & Wellness Program
It is the unique combination of these six different educational groups that helps to make our school special. We provide a flexible option for many students who are looking for or needing something different than a traditional school setting. We have students who learn at home, students who travel out of country, students who are cross-enrolled with other high schools in our district and province, and students who enjoy working on-site at our school in a self-paced environment. We are “connected” to our students in a variety of learning environments both face-to-face and online. The importance we place on connectedness played a key role in the naming of our school.
Please take a few minutes to read about our different programs.