To support successful learning by providing student-centered, teacher-directed, distributed learning services through the use of diverse technologies and community partnerships.

NIDES is North Island Distance Education School, serving British Columbia Residents for almost 30 years. NIDES offers online and paper-based courses for students from Kindergarten to Adult. Courses are taught and facilitated by BC certified teachers.

Operating under the British Columbia Ministry of Education
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  • Secure online classrooms not only provide dynamic curriculum delivery, but rich community interaction, such as clubs (photography, book, Radio Drama…), student council, presentations and more.
  • A blended programme (called eClass and available in Nanaimo, Courtenay, and Campbell River) provides regular face-to-face student-teacher and student-student interaction.
  • Numerous field trip and school events bring students, parents, and teachers together.
  • NIDES is a perfect place for parents, students, and adults looking for quality and flexibility in education.

2009 - 2010 School Growth Plan (pdf)

Ministry of Education Audit Report on NIDES (pdf)