The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to providing access to appropriate programs for all our students. One of our innovative ways to deliver courses to students is through e-Learning where students may have access to courses that are not available in their home school. Some students enjoy the flexibility that e-Learning offers, and will learn transferable skills such as time management, organization, and work habits, as well as various technology skills. E-Learning students use a state-of-the-art e-Learning platform where they access course materials and assignments, and communicate with their teacher and classmates. Through collaboration with other schools across the province, we are able to offer up to 25 different e-Learning options each year.
E-Learning classes may be available to students where the course cannot be offered to the student in their school and where the student has been approved by their guidance teacher and school principal or vice-principal.
The E-Learning experience is very different when compared to a regular classroom. As a result, students who are not well-prepared for this form of learning will require additional support. Some important points about how students learn successfully in the e-Learning environment are listed below:
Students must be responsible to complete and submit assignments on time.
Students must be organized and show an ability to set priorities and manage time to complete work.
Students must have access to technology to gather information and to complete tasks.
Students must be able to work well online with minimal supervision.
Students must be able to respond positively to ideas of others and build healthy online relationships.
Students must set their own goals and determine their learning needs so they can seek assistance when needed.
Students must be able to persevere and make an effort when responding to challenges.
The following e-Learning courses will be offered to our students as choices* for the 2020-21 school year. Courses are fully described in the appropriate subject section of this calendar.
BOH4M, EMS3O, EWC4U, PPZ3C, PSK4U
* Note: other courses may be made available throughout the timetabling process in the spring.
If you are interested in e-Learning, please speak to your guidance teacher.