Why Choose BVEC? » Why BVEC?


Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year is now CLOSED
All courses and teachers are currently at capacity. 

Bulkley Valley Education Connection is a distributed learning program offered by School District 54 (Bulkley Valley) to parents and students who are seeking an alternative to classroom based instruction for kindergarten to Grade 12 students. Teachers will work with parents and students to design a program suited to each individual student.  Students may enroll full-time or part-time or they may combine a distributed learning program with classroom-based instruction.


Our program is delivered through Smithers Secondary School and Telkwa Elementary School, which allows for face to face opportunities with the program teachers.


Because we are a small school, we can provide a customized program that meets the need of every student and we pride ourselves on being available for students and families to create individualized Student Learning Plans. If a desired course is not available through our program, we will help students find a course through another DL school or create a customized project based approach with the student.


The Ministry has indicated that school boards are to be responsible for the educational program of all students enrolled in their district. It is the responsibility of the School District to:


  • ensure that a member of the BC College of Teachers supervises each student's educational program
  • ensure that all education programs meet the Required Areas of Study for Primary & Intermediate students and the Graduation Requirements for Graduation Program students
  • assess student progress, produce formal report cards, and complete permanent student record cards