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802 2nd Ave PO Box 2470, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0| 250.423.4912 ( Fernie Campus) | Utility Links
School District 5
Education Anytime, Anyplace, Your Pace
Kootenay Discovery School
Our Programs
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​KDS and KLC  offer programs for every age of student. 
Here is an overview of the Programs we offer: 

Primary Blended Home  Learning Program

Based out of our Fernie Campus, this program is for K-4 students and families looking for a home focused learning program that is mixed with teacher/classroom support / meeting times and cohort community outings.  This program allows parents to drive the learning of their child, guided by full accredited BC certified teachers, and access to a wealth of resources, online learning programs, and community connections. 
Contact us at 1-250-423-4912 or at  kds.mailing@sd5.bc.ca for more information about this program


Middle Grades Blended Home Learning Progam

Based out of both of  our Cranbrook and Fernie  Campuses, this program is for grades 5-9 students who are looking for alternative to the traditional school setting.  This program offers curriculum that is all online, but is supported by  twice weekly in school classroom sessions, focusing on  inquiry driven collaboration with peers and  the teacher. 
Community outings are also scheduled and part of the program. Students have flexibility in pacing, displaying learning competencies and assessment methods. 
Contact us at 1-250-423-4912 or 1-250-426-2111 or email Shannon Johnson (Cranbrook Campus) at shannon.johnson@sd5.bc.ca or Shailah Gulyas (Fernie Campus) at shailah.gulyas@sd5.bc.ca for more information about this program.

Distributed Learning online courses for Grades 10-12 students 

Based out of both Cranbrook and Fernie, we offer over 60 different online secondary school courses, grades 10-12. These courses are open and free of charge to  to any student living in BC, attending high school or not. 
Contact us at kds.mailing@sd5.bc.ca or call us at 250-423-4913 for more information about our online course offerings. 

Adult Graduation Diploma

Looking to get your high school diploma? It is never too late to graduate!  KDS offers the BC graduation Diploma at both our Fernie and Cranbrook campus. The Fernie Campus offers face to face drop in sessions in evenings. 
We offer everything you need to graduate at your own pace. 
Contact us at 1-250-423-4912 or kds.mailing@sd5.bc.ca for more information.

Continuing Education Program for Students and Adults  16 +

Need to upgrade a course or take a different course for post secondary admission ? Can't  find the  course at your high school or local college?  Both the Fernie and Cranbrook campuses offer online courses for students and adults  free of charge, as long as you are a resident of BC.
Contact us at 1-250-423-4912 or kds.mailing@sd5.bc.ca for more information.