Powell River Board of Education
Learners Preparing for the Challenges of Tomorrow
Continuing Education

Connect-ED/Continuing Education

School District No. 47 works collaboratively with Vancouver Island University to offer adult students courses to upgrade skills, improve literacy and numeracy skills, complete a high school diploma, or meet prerequisites for post-secondary programs.

The goal of the program is to offer a flexible environment that enables adult students the opportunity to reach their educational goals. 

Our flexible and personalized approach to learning allows students to complete courses in a way that best fits their needs: self-paced , structured classes, online, or face-to-face. Students have access to individualized help and support, as well as career planning. 

Student Learning Plan

Each student meets with SD47/VIU staff to create a Student Learning Plan (SLP). The SLP outlines the student's goals, progress made, and intended learning for the year. Each SLP is driven by learner goals, passions, and choice and is informed by BC Curriculum and/or Post-Secondary Institute (PSI) program requirements . This is a working document that can change and evolve as the year progresses. 


Vancouver Island University tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus


For more information about Connect-ED/Continuing Education in School District 47, please contact either

  • James Hanson, Teacher
  • Tanya Larkin, Careers Program Coordinator

Courses/Programs Offered

  • SD47 Grade 10-12 courses (online, paper based, or experiential)
​Accounting 11
​Anatomy and Physiology 12
​Apprenticeship Mathematics 12
​BC First Peoples 12
​Business Computer Applications 12

Ahms Tah Ow

Connect-ED/Continuing Education can also be supported at Ahms Tah Ow. For more information or to register...

More Information

For more information about options for adult students who want to graduate high school or take courses to meet post-secondary program requirements, please visit BC's Adult Education website.