For some people, hiking up a hill is challenging physically. Gathering the courage to flip upside down in a kayak and perform a self or assisted rescues for Basic and Level 1 Paddle Canada Certifications is an emotional challenge. For others, understanding the format of an essay or how to graph data on a lab report can be a mental challenge. At SEEC we are looking for learners who push their comfort zones and open themselves to new challenges.Students attend SEEC three days per week: Monday Tuesday, Wednesday. We learn together in an extended day from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Students are dismissed to the off-grid cabins to cook and engage in night time leisure activities. All night time activity is supervised by a live-in support staff.
Our educational program is offered free of charge.
Any BC high school student is able to registers within School District 64 (Gulf Islands).
Costs for food, special equipment and personal outdoor gear are the responsibilities of each student. Students pay for their own food and meals, though we provide guidance to help reduce costs, share menus and learn to eat in a more healthy way. Major field trip and and certifications require special fees that must be covered. (ie. the kayak certification course has a fee).
Our students usually arrive on Sunday evening via BC ferries or early Monday morning via the free SD64 water-taxi. They return to their home ports on Wednesday afternoon arriving between 6-7pm that evening.
They then plan to use the remaining four days of the week to best meet their own academic and personal needs. Some students attend their home schools for a single course on the Thursday and Friday or register for distributed learning -DL – in course that are not offered at SEEC (ie. calculus, chemistry, languages etc.)