Where SelfDesign Fits

SelfDesign is a distributed learning school. Here is how it fits into BC’s educational landscape.

Where SD Fits InfoGraphic

Education
Admissions
Funding/Tuition
Approach
Local Public
available to all
tuition-free
fixed curriculum
Specialty Public
by application/lottery
tuition-free
special interests and/or alternative teaching
Independent/Private
by application
mixed
varies by institution
SelfDesign
available to all
tuition-free
personalized learning
Other Distributed Learning
varies by institution
mixed
varies by institution
Homeschooling
available to all
nominal funding to families
ranges from fixed curriculum to unschooling

As a Distributed Learning School, SelfDesign’s Most Distinct Qualities Include the Following:

  1. Learners develop a personalized learning plan for learning at home and in their local community, rather than committing to a fixed curriculum.
  2. In addition to being tuition-free, SelfDesign provides access to learning equipment and services as well as a budget to support learning plans whenever possible.
  3. SelfDesign encourages learning through relationships with family, educators, community members, and other learners.
  4. SelfDesign is a secular program that celebrates diversity, whereas some distributed learning schools are faith based.

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