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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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It’s Back to School – and Orientation Month at SCIDES

It’s Back to School – and Orientation Month at SCIDES

In our last blog post, we talked about study and success tips for students in Grades K-9. This month, we want to tell our students in Grades 10-12 how to settle into the new school year, get the most out of their experience at SCIDES, and have a successful academic year.

As a student at SCIDES, you have a wealth of support and opportunities:

• 139 courses to choose from (for Grades 8-12), including core programs with project options and unique electives.

• You have the ability to personalize any of those programs (in cooperation with your teacher) to fit your personal schedule and situation.

• Work with flexible timelines at your own pace, all while receiving individualized attention.

• Get feedback on your assignments as quick as 48 hours after submission.

• SCIDES is open 12 months a year, to work with your schedule.

Those options and individual support are what SCIDES contributes to your learning success. Here’s what you can do to get the most out of your learning experience and have a great year:

• Get in touch with your teacher. Really, we want to hear from you! We want to help you figure out the best action plan to tackle your course work, give you feedback, and hold you accountable. Your teacher in on your team, always happy to help out and offer guidance. You can get in touch via Skype, Google Hangout, text message, phone, or in person. Connect with your teacher often.

• Create a schedule that works for you and that you will stick to every day. We can’t stress enough how important this is. Yes, you have the support of your teacher when you need it, but you are at the centre of your learning experience, and you are the one who knows best which schedule will work and what it will take for you to stick to it. Have a look at your daily and weekly commitments, and aim to find the right balance between school, work, and time for family, friends, and yourself. Set yourself a schedule and try it for a few weeks, then re-assess. Adjust if needed, and then stick to it. Having a balanced schedule that works with your life will not only keep you motivated, but also be a big part of your success.

• Take advantage of the programs we offer. As a student of our school district you will have access to fantastic programs like ACE IT, and early enrollment is crucial for taking advantage of their benefits. If you are interested in trades, this program might be right for you. Find out how you can earn credit towards your graduation and get a head start on your post-secondary education – and apply early! 

• Sign up for your free Office 365 account. If SCIDES is your school of record, you are eligible for a free Office 365 account, complete with a 500GB subscription to One Drive. The account will be active until you graduate, and can be used on up to five devices! Store your school documents in the cloud and have access to them from anywhere in the world, when you log in. Take advantage of the full power programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have to offer!

Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information, if you have any questions, or if you would like to find out how you can register. The team at SCIDES is looking forward to a great 2016/2017 school year! 

SCIDES ~ Creating connections in all directions.




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Our Vision

"Success for ALL Learners - Today and Tomorrow"


Our Motto

“Creating Connections in ALL Directions”

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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).