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Welcome to SCIDES

South Central Interior Distance Education School.

At South Central Interior Distance Education School (SCIDES), our mission to to provide personalized learning opportunities to all students in BC with a flexed paced approach. Our Vision is Success for ALL Learners ~ Today and Tomorrow. Our Motto is “Creating Connections in ALL Directions”.

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SCIDES is always accepting new K-9 registrations for the 2017-2018 school year.

Flexible Options

Personalized Programs

Supported by BC Certified Teachers

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Please call to make an appointment to talk with one of our advisors to see what kind of program we can personalize for your family.

SCIDES Graduation Ceremonies will be

June 20th, 2018 in MERRITT, BC.

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Meet our amazing team

at the South Central Interior Distance Education School.

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Grades 8 - 12 and Adult

Flexible Pace

Full Time or Cross Enrollment Options

Graduate With Us

Personalize Your Grad Program

Accelerate Your Grad Program

Upgrade Your Marks

Get the prerequisite you need for post secondary

Enroll at any time, we are open 12 mths a year

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Early Childhood Education 12 BAA

Vet Sciences 11

Cosmetology 12

Forensics 11

Entrepreneurship 10

Marketing 11 & 12

Here are some of our unique courses!

Learn at Your Own Pace

With over 132 course options, you are sure to find what you need. Learn 12 months a year, cross-enroll, come to SCIDES full time. It is YOUR choice!

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Brick & Mortar Schools vs. DL

Brick & Mortar Schools vs. DL

Of course the team at SCIDES does not have anything against traditional brick & mortar schools, but we are convinced that e-learning offers quite a few unique opportunities to succeed and excel in education.

So we thought it's time to compare the two - check out our brick & mortar vs. DL list!

Traditional Brick & Mortar School

  • no choice which classes are taken each semester - since all students have to fit into the schedule, it is very rigid
  • time limit on course - once the semester is over, you need to be done
  • little choice on assignment format, or due dates - teachers need to streamline because of class sizes
  • set time schedule, each class is 1- 1.5 hour each day with the same group of kids
  • class stops to deal with discipline or assemblies or school events
  • only a small amount of time is available to understand a concept and then the class has to move on to cover the curriculum
  • set office hours
  • long midterms and final exams worth a significant portion of grade
  • busy/crowded hallways, peer pressures and peer group social pressures

Phew, that sounds exhausting, right? Now let's have a look at how we do education at SCIDES:

Distributed Learning with SCIDES

  • self paced - it's true to our motto: Your Choice, Your Pace ~ Any Time, Any Place
  • no time limits on courses
  • work on course when it is the right time for you - some of us learn better in the morning, some of us find it easier at night, so why not learn at the optimal time?
  • work from anywhere in the world! Even though SCIDES only enrolls students with their primary residence in BC, where you end up doing the work is up to you.
  • choose which courses you want and when you want to enroll in them
  • teacher and tutor contact Mon- Fri from 8:30 - 4 pm (email, Skype, phone, F2F) - OK, we do take a break sometimes... but you can still work on your courses at any time!
  • opportunities to adapt assignments, or to re-write tests and quizzes
  • no midterm or final exams
  • take as long as you need to learn each concept. There are lots of resources out there and we want you to take full advantage!
  • you don't have to deal with classroom discipline/ disruptions
  • no busy hallways (but of course nobody says that you can't sit and study in a busy coffee shop, if that works for you ;) )
  • most students at SCIDES have similar motivations and values - you'll feel right at home!

Sounds great, doesn't it? We think so! Taking advantage of personalized learning, tailored to fit your needs - it's the future of education and the team at SCIDES is excited to be part of it

So - if you want to take advantage of everything e-learning has to offer, contact us to find out more or connect with us on Facebook

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Our Vision

"Success for ALL Learners - Today and Tomorrow"


Our Motto

“Creating Connections in ALL Directions”

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Our School

SCIDES is fully funded and accredited BC public school operating within the beautiful Nicola Valley School District No. 58. We offer distributed learning opportunities throughout BC. We offer Elementary, Secondary and Adult Learning options all leading a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma).