Vancouver Learning Network
The Vancouver Learning Network (VLN) is an online-learning program operating within the Vancouver School District. Online learning programs are perfect for students who wish to learn at home or who need more flexibility in their schooling schedule.
VLN is available for secondary students to take individual courses or to register full time. Elementary students register for full-time study. Some students remain full-time with VLN all the way to graduation.
Vancouver Learning Network - Elementary
The elementary program registers full time K–7 students and operates out of the VLN at 530 East 41st Avenue. Students enroll in the VLN’s elementary program for a variety of purposes such as: to maintain their B.C. schooling while traveling abroad, to make allowances for students with health needs that make regular attendance at school a challenge, or to allow the flexibility for participation in high-level sports or arts programs.
Before enrolling at VLN, the elementary student and parent/guardian must meet with a qualified B.C. teacher to design a Student Learning Plan. Teachers are responsible for leading the educational program with support from the parents/guardians. Formal reports are written twice per school year, just as in brick-and-mortar schools, although feedback is given regularly.
Online learning assignments are typically submitted by mail. Students maintain contact with their teacher with through personal email, telephone, via the internet, or by visiting the VLN office.
For more information about the Vancouver Learning Network Elementary program, VLN Elementary site or contact the VLN at (604) 713-5520.