So what do DLC courses look like?

DLC courses are created specifically for students learning in an online environment. Lesson plans, course notes, reading materials, instructional videos, and assessment tools are developed by DLC teachers to work for distance learning students. Because everything is online, course materials – including course notes, pre-recorded videos and assessment tools – can be accessed as many times as needed, any time of day, any day of the week.

Kindergarten through Grade 9

Each course from Kindergarten through Grade 9 contains approximately 200 hours of course material (depending on how quickly or slowly the student is able to work). This is equivalent to one hour per day, five days a week for the school year – the same as in a brick and mortar school.

Grades 10-12

For students in Grades 10-12, our courses contain approximately 100 hours of course material (varying with how quickly or slowly the student is able to work), which is equivalent to one hour per day, five days a week for one semester. There may be times when additional home work time needed to stay on pace.

Who is there to support me?

Our team of professional educators is there to provide guidance if and when learners need it. When you can confidently navigate the course and have little difficulty with course materials, you may require very little input or support from the instructor. When you wish to discuss the material in more detail or want further explanation, our instructors are there to provide as much guidance and clarity as you’d like.

To ensure that they can be reached when you need them, they respond to inquiries via email, Skype, or phone (during regular school hours) and will accommodate on-site meetings at the DLC upon request.

Are these courses available to me? What do they cost?

Yes. We offer a full spectrum of Kindergarten to Grade 12 courses including all core and a wide variety of interest-based electives at the high school level.

Any Saskatchewan resident under the age of 22 has the option to register as a full-time online learner with the DLC and receive access to our courses free of charge.

Access is also available to learners who wish to enroll in one or more of our online courses yet remain registered with their geographic division. In that case, the resources provided and the learning experience will be the same however course fees will apply.

When can I register?

Learners can register for DLC courses at any point in the year. Completing the registration process guarantees a spot in the course of interest and typically results in course access within 24-48 hours.

However, there are certain windows when teacher availability and/or course access is limited. During these times access to online course materials will remain constant but the availability of educators for personalized supports or assignment feedback may be limited.

Teacher support is limited:

  • in the weeks immediately prior to the start and end of traditional school semester, and
  • during the summer months.