Registration - Process

Registration Process

Registration at Island Discovery is ongoing throughout the year.  We will be supported by SD47 (Powell River) Partners in Education effective July 1st. 2019.  Transition is happening immediately with registration. We will continue to 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.  At this time it is uncertain whether these options will be offered in our classroom programs but work is underway – your expression of interest would help us with planning.  Please contact Allan Saugstad ( or 604-992-2370.

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 our secure Google Apps for Education account in order to communicate and collaborate with parents. Parents must be willing and able to use this system in order to participate in our program.

Please follow these steps in order to enrol:

  1. Initial Call: Call our founder and principal Allan Saugstad at 604-992-2370 to learn more about the program and how it works and to have all your questions answered. It is important to ensure you are a good fit for the program and that the program is a good fit for you.
  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.

We are looking forward to working with our new School Board and supporting our families current and new through this transition time.   Please contact us with inquiries, questions and feedback.  Your contacts are the same:

Allan Saugstad – Principal (until end of June) (effective immediately)


Laura O’Neill – School Secretary (until end of June) (effective immediately)



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