FVDES Grade 8 and 9 Full Time Programs

Effective September 2018, Fraser Valley Distance Education School will be serving students living in the Chilliwack School District for Grades 8 and 9 Full Time.

Please Note: All required resources are to be picked up at our FVDES Chilliwack location.

There are two types of full time FVDES Grade 8/9 programs that meet the needs of Chilliwack students in a supportive learning environment.
Both programs are ten months in length. They start in September 2019 and end in June 2020.

The areas of study for Grades 8 and 9 are as follows:

  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Core French
  • Arts Education
  • Applied Design, Skills and Technologies
  • Career Education

Program 1:
Blended Learning @ FVDES

Welcome to Blended Learning at FVDES! Do you wish to combine the best of both worlds – blending distributed learning at home with onsite classes? Does your child like hands-on learning? Do you live within easy driving distance of our facility? Do you have a parent or other caring adult that can support learning at home? In the 2019-2020 school year, FVDES blended learning programs are expanding and available from kindergarten to grade 9. Our grade 8-9 program is called "Imagine".

AT SCHOOL Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am - 11:00am

IMAGINE is a blended learning program that combines face-to-face instruction and distributed learning at home. Students will attend classes two mornings per week for direct teacher instruction and integrated project-based learning. For the remaining days, students will continue their program at home under the guidance of their Home Facilitator. IMAGINE teachers are also available for extra help, or students can attend the additional student support times onsite.

PLEASE NOTE: Eligible families must have a dedicated adult at home to act as home facilitator.

Program 2:
Gr. 8-9 Distributed Learning (DL) at Home

The grade 8/9 distributed learning program is for students who are motivated and work on their program at home under the guidance of their Home Facilitator. These students have access to the FVDES tutoring/student support centre for additional help. The onsite teachers and DL students/facilitators maintain regular communication throughout each week, and work / evidence of learning is submitted consistently.

PLEASE NOTE: Eligible families must have a dedicated adult at home to act as home facilitator.

Programs 1 and 2:
Parents/Guardians and Home Facilitation

Whether you choose Blended Learning at FVDES or Distributed Learning, it is a requirement that parents/guardians provide a documented commitment for their child’s Student Learning Plan (SLP). As the Home Facilitator, parents/guardians provide guidance, support, and direction for their child in the learning selected on the Student Learning Plan. In order for students to be successful, parents/guardians must play an active role and maintain regular communication with the teacher(s).

The responsibilities also include:

  • Become familiar with the curriculum, content, and resources of the program/course(s) or learning choices outlined on the Student Learning Plan.
  • Provide a suitable permanent workspace for their child.
  • Establish a daily/weekly schedule that includes enough time to cover the course work, develop skills, and explore the content deeply.
  • Ensure their child completes school work on a regular basis.
  • Review all work, assignments, and evidence of learning with their child before submitting to FVDES.
  • Help their child make the arrangements for taking tests, and ensure that they are prepared.
  • Review returned work and feedback from the teachers with their child.
  • Monitor the online grade-book with their child.

We hope you will join our community of learners!

FVDES is authorized by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and uses BC certified teachers.

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