Seven Summits Centre for Learning set to open

City's newest school, an independent grade 8-12 facility, is set to open this fall in partnership with Self Design Learning.

The city’s new independent school is set to open, according to the Neighbourhoods of Learning committee.

An NOL release late Friday stated the Seven Summits Centre for Learning will open this fall for Grade 8 to Grade 12 students from Rossland “and beyond.”

The new option for education is partnering with Self Design Learning Community to offer a student-centred, inquiry-based learning centre—to be name Seven Summits Centre for Learning—which will offer the entire B.C. grade 8-12 high school graduation program.

As well, it will offer a “diverse suite” of independent study choices and community initiatives.

Self Design is an independent distributed learning school that was established in 2002. It is an internationally recognized school that was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Education Innovation.

The school offers individualized learning customized to each student’s needs, using an effective combination of online interactive learning and classroom learning, said Aerin Guy, NOL coordinator in a press release.

“Teachers will be working in Rossland, at the centre, face-to-face with students,” she said.

All courses are certified by the B.C. Ministry of Education.

People can attend a public meeting on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Rossland Gallery (formerly Rouge Gallery) to hear details about the program.

Guest speaker Barbarah Nicoll, vice principal of Self Design Learning Community, will

explain the program to potential students and parents, and answer their questions.

For more information, please contact Aerin Guy, coordinator, Neighbourhoods of

Learning, at aeringuy@gmail.com or 250-231-0055.