Distributed Learning School
North Vancouver School District
Director's Message from Dr. Joanne Robertson


Welcome to the North Vancouver Distributed Learning School!


At the North Vancouver Distributed Learning School, we offer a variety of online courses at the Grade 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 levels, both academic and elective, that lead toward a BC Dogwood Graduation Diploma or an Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma.

We are proud of our ability to provide students on the North Shore with a flexible, personalized pathway to complete secondary school. Our continuous registration process, and 'anywhere, anytime' asynchronous instructional model, allow students to combine online courses in conjunction with their face-to-face program at a mainstream school. This flexibility allows students to take additional courses, adjust their schedules to meet the demands of elite athletic programs or part time work schedules. We also support both youth and adults who have not yet graduated, need to upgrade, or require additional courses for post secondary entrance.

We offer a "blended" approach to online learning by providing students with regular access to our DL Centres. Our main DL Centre is located at Mountainside Secondary School in North Vancouver. We also have satellite DL Centres located at our mainstream secondary schools. These Centres are open daily to allow students to access face-to-face teacher support, attend tutorials, and write unit tests and exams.

At NVDLS, our amazing staff are committed to making a student's online learning experience successful. Please feel free to contact us at:


Dr. Joanne Robertson 

Director of Online (Distributed) Learning