Experience a life-changing educational opportunity.

The SelfDesign Learning Community is among the largest distance/distributed learning schools and personalized learning programs in British Columbia, Canada. Completely funded by the BC Ministry of Education, SelfDesign enables learners to complete K-12 by exploring their interests and taking the lead in their own learning and life. With personalized guidance and ongoing support from BC-certified educators, learning unfolds at home and within local and online communities. 

In accordance with SelfDesign’s approach to learning, we support the safety, acceptance, and inclusion of all learners in regard to ability, learning style, culture, gender identity and expression.

What to Expect . . . K-12 in SelfDesign® Learning Community

Quick Facts
Established in 2002 by SelfDesign founder Brent Cameron

K-9: What to Expect

K-9 learning allows the unique spirit of a child to evolve naturally, today and into the future. At SelfDesign, we have developed offerings that speak both to the playful spirit of the child and the emerging maturity of the young person. learn more…

Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Grades 10 and 11: What to Expect

Grades 10 and 11 learning at SelfDesign innovates the personalized learning landscape for high school in British Columbia, offering course-free theme-based interdisciplinary learning in a quarterly workshop format. learn more…

Over 2500 learners enrolled in 2018/19 and over 150 BC-certified teachers
Special Education

Grade 12: What to Expect

As learners mature, their independence and ideas for their future grow, impacting their educational choices. At SelfDesign, we have developed offerings that acknowledge a deepening of self-authorship in an environment that supports lifelong learning. learn more…

Includes one of the largest online special education program in the province
Our Educators

Support Education (Special Education): What to Expect

If a learner’s unique learning style includes special education needs, SelfDesign can provide support and assistance for accessing funding, resources, and a customized learning experience. learn more…

I feel relief when I think of SelfDesign. We joined SelfDesign five years ago, and it has done a world of good for my daughter and our family.
SelfDesign parent
It's refreshing to see a child engaged and excited to learn.
SelfDesign parent
The energy is so focused and inclusive. I will be a SelfDesign learner for life.
SelfDesign learner
I never wanted to go to school before, now I get up early.
SelfDesign learner
SelfDesign has offered me a new and effective way to approach learning. It has taken education from the hands of the teachers to the motivation of the learners.
SelfDesign learner

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Our Stories

Our Stories

“SelfDesign supports our choices.” 

“As I watch my young kids grow up, I think, how can I help them find what they want to do with themselves in the world?”

Sheila and her husband decided to enrol their son Dominic with SelfDesign in grade 1. They wanted to provide their children the opportunity to have the freedom to explore their learning interests and passions without the social pressures of traditional schooling.

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SelfDesign Thinking

SelfDesign Thinking

SelfDesign Mirrored in BC’s Education Plan

Personalized learning offers every child a place in our future. BC’s Education Plan is clear: students must be at the centre of their learning. The plan calls for families to be more involved in education; for greater flexibility in what, when, and how someone learns; and for learning…
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News and Events

News and Events

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