Student registration now available on Sask DLC.
The Government of Saskatchewan has established a new Treasury Board Crown Corporation – the Saskatchewan Distance Learning Centre (Sask DLC) – to oversee centralized Kindergarten to Grade 12 online education in the province. Sask DLC was created to ensure that students, no matter where they live in our great province, have access to consistent and high-quality online learning options. The Sask DLC began welcoming students for the 2023-24 school year.
1. General Information
Sask DLC provides Kindergarten to Grade 12 courses to Saskatchewan students who chooses to study online.
The new online learning model provides students, teachers and families with a consistent user experience and flexible learning opportunities, no matter where in the province they live.
The new online learning model provides greater choice and more opportunities for all students in the province, while ensuring that all students accessing online learning are receiving a consistent high-quality education experience.
Sask DLC receives funding through a combination of tuition fees for the number of courses that students are enrolled in and a grant from the province. School divisions continue to receive funding for local students that are accessing courses through the Sask DLC, either full-time or part-time.
The funding approach ensures that school divisions retain funding to be able to provide their students with local supports and services. The Sask DLC also have staff that provide supports directly to students taking online courses.
Sask DLC works collaboratively with school divisions and families in the best interest of students. The Sask DLC and students’ local school division work together to ensure the requested online learning courses fit into their learning plan. All students who choose to study online are able to register with the Sask DLC.
2. Parents and Students
All Saskatchewan students have access to the central online learning provider. As with in-class learning in Saskatchewan, the new online school provides free education for its students up to the age of 22. Adult students can also access courses and pay a tuition for each course.
Students who register with the new school are connected to their local school division, which provides tuition to the Sask DLC. Visit the Sask DLC website to register and learn about the more than 180 online courses available, including 120 high school courses.
Within the high school electives, students can choose from many unique courses that they may not have had access to otherwise, including Agriculture Equipment Technician, Astronomy, Creative Writing, Digital Media and Web Design, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Mental Wellness, Photography and Wildlife Management.
A number of high school courses offer students the opportunity to have hands on learning including in the areas of autobody, automotive, agriculture equipment technician, cow/calf, equine studies, parts technician and power engineering.
The Sask DLC also offers a number of Dual Credit courses, that allow students to earn post-secondary and high school credits simultaneously.
A full list of Sask DLC course offerings is available at Sask DLC website.
School divisions, together with the Sask DLC, will provide local support for students such as speech-language pathologists and educational psychology assessments. School divisions will also provide students driver education locally, graduation ceremonies and extra-curricular activities, including arts and sports.
The Sask DLC’s main office is located in Kenaston with nine regional campuses located in the communities of Estevan, La Ronge, Moose Jaw, Neilburg, Nipawin, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Swift Current and Yorkton. The Sask DLC has approximately 150 teachers and staff dedicated to supporting students. All staffing opportunities with the Sask DLC are posted on their school website at Sask DLC.
Sask DLC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) ensuring all Sask DLC teachers are STF members, providing teachers access to a pension, supports and benefits.
4. Online Learning Outside the Public Division
Three organizations are approved to offer online education to Saskatchewan students for the 2023-24 school year, in addition to the Sask DLC.
Regina Catholic Schools, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and FlexED have met the requirements of the Provincial Quality Assurance Framework, ensuring that all students choosing to study online are receiving a high-quality education.