Kengard Learning Centre (KLC)

Home to two amazing school programs:

-SCIDES (South Central Distance Education School)
-CLC (Community Learning Centre)
SCIDES (South Central Distance Education School)

SCIDES is a fully funded and accredited BC school. It is a public, full-service, Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) school, including adult learners. SCIDES offers distributed learning courses to all students in British Columbia.

We offer elementary and secondary students the opportunity to personalize their learning and take control of their own education, and adult learners the chance to upgrade, graduate or take additional courses without ever stepping inside a BC face-to-face high school.


CLC (Community Learning Centre)

The Community Learning Centre (CLC) is an alternative education facility for students living in the Nicola-Similkameen.

CLC runs two programs to meet a variety of diverse educational needs; an Alternative Education Centre and a Continuing Education Centre (CE). CLC is staffed with two teachers, a Youth & Family Support Worker, a First Nations Support Worker and an educational assistant.

The Alternative Education Program provides an environment that includes additional support for high school aged students. Teachers use a variety of instructional methods designed to meet the academic needs of students; classes have fewer students and increased support from educational assistants and Child and Youth Care Workers. The program staff is dedicated to working individually - and in groups - to address the social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs of students.

The Continuing Education (CE) programs provide opportunities for adult students looking to graduate. Adults can complete courses toward a BC Secondary School Graduation (Regular Dogwood) or a BC Adult Graduation (Adult Dogwood).  CE also offers a broad range of courses for graduated adults who want to improve/strengthen their skills, such as upgrade a course mark or completing missing prerequisites for post-secondary school.