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Our School

With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).

About Vancouver Learning Network:

The Vancouver Learning Network (VLN) is a FREE* online learning program operating within the Vancouver School Board. Since 1990, VLN has provided high-quality, comprehensive, and engaging online learning programs for students in kindergarten to Grade 12 and adult education exploring an alternative to in-person learning. 

VLN is a Provincial Online Learning School recognized by the Ministry of Education and Child Care. The VLN provides online learning programs and course offerings to students across British Columbia, regardless of their location, ensuring equitable access to high-quality instruction.

*Tuition is free to school-aged students who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents that reside in British Columbia.

Why choose online learning?

Online learning is perfect for students who wish to learn at home or need more flexibility in their schooling schedule. Choose online learning to...

  • personalize your learning plan to fit your schedule, timelines and goals
  • take online courses to fast-track your education 
  • take a course that is not offered at your home school
  • upgrade marks or complete prerequisites for post-secondary entrance
  • complete courses for high school graduation
  • advance skills for personal interest or future employment

How it works:

4.pngVLN works with students and families to determine if online learning is the right fit. Full-time VLN students work directly with a VLN counsellor to create a personalized learning plan to establish goals for their coursework.

Coursework is provided to students based on the BC curriculum and is assessed by Vancouver School Board teachers. VLN offers an elementary and secondary program with 90+ secondary level courses, including some Advanced Placement courses. For a full list of available courses, view the Course List.


Online courses are available to students across the province. Tuition is FREE to school-aged students who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents that reside in British Columbia. For information regarding fees for adults and non-BC residents, see: Tuition Fees.


The registration process is different depending on the student program. For registration information, see: 

Questions about VLN's online programs or registration? Contact our main office at 604 713-5520.

Since 1990, we've provided a comprehensive, flexible and engaging education program that provides an alternative to traditional in-person learning for many different profiles of students.

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