Distance Learning

This programs offers flexible, learning team-based delivery options that some students need to successfully complete elementary and junior high school. 

WAS Distance Learning (620) program is a teacher-directed, learning-team approach to education for Grades 1 - 9.  Students, parents, teachers, classmates and families work together to foster a dynamic learning environment that covers Alberta curriculum.  WAS has up to $1400/student to support the education program.

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All registrations must be approved by the Westwind Alternate School principal.  Teachers in each campus will provide parents with divisional registration forms and WAS 620 expectations, guidelines & criteria.

DL 620 process for parents

  • Understand  and agree to the program criteria and expectations.
  • Fill out registration form and division paperwork.
  • Read the school funding guidelines.
  • Notify the resident school of your intent.

DL 620 Criteria

  • Meet the Alberta Program of Studies learning outcomes for the four core subjects - math, language arts, social studies, and science - at an appropriate grade level.
  • Complete assignments recommended by the teacher.
  • Submit student learning samples for assessment by the teacher on a regular basis.
  • Complete assessments as determined by the teacher. These may include: ExamBank quizzes/tests; Let's Go Learn reading and/or math assessment; Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) Grades 6 and 9; Student Learning

DL 620 Benefits

  • Team approach to learning.
  • Individualized student program plan.
  • Small-group and one-on-one teacher helps, as available.
  • Access to a variety of classes offered by WAS.
  • Access to classes at your resident school for a nominal fee.
  • Access to school resources.
  • Clear outcomes to guide learning.
  • Teacher guidance to next stages of a student’s education.