SelfDesign Support Services’ intake process: How to ensure your child has the specialized learning supports they need once they enrol

2023-03-15T09:45:45-07:00March 15th, 2023|Our Approach|

SelfDesign® Learning Community is all about supporting learners so that they can be successful in their learning and in meeting their learning goals. It’s what we do. It’s what we’re known for. It’s what sets us apart from many other [...]

Sign up for the 2023–2024 learning year at SelfDesign: Key dates for our community

2023-03-14T13:48:09-07:00March 8th, 2023|Our Approach|

SelfDesign Learning Community Returning learners and their siblings: Re-enrolment NOW OPEN Re-enrolment for SelfDesign® Learning Community opens today, March 8, for learners who are currently part of our kindergarten to grade 12 program. Please re-enrol as soon as possible to [...]

Rainbow Hub supports younger learners as they explore issues around sexual orientation and gender identity

2023-02-22T09:46:22-08:00February 22nd, 2023|Our Approach|

SelfDesign believes in the safety, acceptance and inclusion of all learners in regard to ability, learning style, culture, race, personal or spiritual beliefs, and gender identity and expression. We work year-round to find ways to implement SOGI 123 (Sexual Orientation [...]

Building community: SelfDesign’s Minecraft group for learners

2023-02-01T09:21:22-08:00February 1st, 2023|Education Innovation, Our Approach|

SelfDesign believes that learning happens in relationship and in community. To help make this happen, we offer safe spaces where our learners can gather, connect and share. These include everything from our Genius Hours for learners in grade 3 to [...]

Personal projects allowed this learner to dive deeply into her passions and build new skills

2023-01-25T11:38:46-08:00January 25th, 2023|Our Approach, Learner Stories|

When SelfDesign learners and their families, and educators gathered in the Lower Mainland last spring for our Commencement Ceremony celebrating our Class of 2022, they were treated to a performance by one of their peers. At the ceremony, Amelia, who [...]

Portfolios reflect, celebrate and demonstrate each learner’s unique learning journey and achievements

2023-01-11T16:22:10-08:00January 11th, 2023|Our Approach|

At SelfDesign, each learner contributes to a portfolio that showcases and celebrates their own learning and achievements throughout the year. “I like to call it the pot of gold at the end of each semester,” says Educational Program team lead [...]

In-person Winter Camp returns to SelfDesign!

2023-01-10T13:45:39-08:00November 23rd, 2022|Featured-Blog, Our Approach|

Almost three years after pandemic public health restrictions temporarily ended our in-person camps for SelfDesign learners, we’re more than delighted to be planning these popular offerings once again. Our long-awaited Winter Camp takes place February 13–16, 2023. Learners will gather [...]

SelfDesign supports learners in meeting their grade 10 and 12 provincial assessment requirements for the Dogwood Diploma

2023-01-10T13:44:09-08:00November 16th, 2022|Our Approach|

SelfDesign learner Grace wasn’t looking forward to writing the three grade 10 and 12 provincial assessments she needed in order to get her Dogwood Diploma (B.C. Graduation Certificate). Every young person in B.C. seeking to finish grade 12 with a [...]