Registration - Process

Registration Process

Registration at Island Discovery is ongoing throughout the year.  We are supported by Powell River Board of Education with Partners in Educaton (PIE).  We will offer the choices of a part-time classroom program or full-time learning at home.

Go to Programs for more information on each of these options.

Additionally, we will offer Grade 8 & 9 cross enrollment and Grade 10 to 12 full time courses or Grade 10 to 12 part time courses.

Families can live anywhere in B.C. and take part in our full-time homelearning option. Part-time classroom participation is only available in select locations.

We use a secure GSuite Education Platform for communication and collaboration with our families. Parents must be willing and able to use this system in order to participate in our program.

Please follow these enrollment steps:

  1. Initial Call:  We direct all inquiries to our founder and principal Allan Saugstad at 604-992-2370.  There are many options available.  It is important to ensure you are a good fit for the program and that the program is a good fit for you.  He is able to thoroughly answer your questions and offer choices.
  2. Come for a visit:  If you are interested in one of our part-time classroom programs, talk with us about scheduling a visit for you and your child, including a possible 1-2 day trial.
  3. Fill out the registration form on the SD47 website.  Click here to go to the online form

Allan Saugstad – Principal

allan.saugstad@sd47.bc.ca

604-992-2370 (mobile)

Laura O’Neill – Office Manager

laura.oneill@sd47.bc.ca

604-947-0700 (Bowen Island Office)

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The heart of what we do: Why choose Island Discovery?

The heart of what we do: Why choose Island Discovery?

Our learning community is built on the intuitive knowledge that it is our children who "compel us to listen and learn from them." At IDLC, we encourage and support you and your child to find your own way, not our way, because there really is no other way.  Read Island Discovery founder and principal Allan Saugstad's reflections on the heart of what we do at ILDC... more

Parent participation is a key element of our programs

Parent participation is a key element of our programs

Island Discovery Learning Community was created by parents and families inspired by their love of homeschooling, attachment parenting, and community building. That inspiration continues and is evident in the dedication of parents in all programs, the learning of our children, and the support of our teachers... more

IDLC recognized for innovation in education!

IDLC recognized for innovation in education!

We are proud to have been recognized with a national award for  our "impactful programs that embed deep learning while challenging traditional concept of schools."  That's because IDLC's founding families and staff worked tirelessly to build a model of flexible and student-centred learning embodying provincial goals of 21st century learning... more