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 course notes, pre-recorded videos and assessment tools are online, they can be accessed as many times as needed, any time of day, any day of the week.
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.
"School material is mostly paper based for K - 6, with students transitioning into online learning for grades 7 - 9.
For students in Grades 10-12, each course contains approximately 100 hours of course material (depending on 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.
“Because course notes, pre-recorded videos and assessment tools are online, they can be accessed as many times as needed, any time of day, any day of the week.”
Our team of professional educators are here to provide guidance if and when students 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 teacher. When you wish to discuss the material in more detail or want further explanation, our teacher are here to provide as much guidance and clarity as you’d like.
To ensure that they can be reached when you need them, our teachers to inquiries via email, video conference, or phone (during regular school hours), and will accommodate on-site meetings at the DLC upon request. You can book a time with your teacher through your course.
Yes. We offer a full spectrum of Kindergarten to Grade 12 courses including all core courses 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 students 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.
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: