The Waterloo Region District School Board’s online courses are designed to allow students to take courses and earn secondary school credits on days and at times that are convenient for them.

There are set due dates for assignments and assessments, but students have the flexibility to get coursework done as their daily schedule permits. This helps many of our students access a greater range of programming options and also provides the opportunity for some students to pursue other interests, and/or augment their regular day school program.

Why do students consider online learning?

Online learning:

  • expands course availability and timetable flexibility (i.e. provides access to courses that might otherwise be unavailable due to timetable conflicts, courses not being offered, or courses having full enrolment)
  • provides an engaging, creative and interactive learning environment that may compliment a student’s learning style
  • prepares students for college, university and the world of work

Registration information

If you are currently attending a Secondary School, please visit your Guidance Counsellor to register for any of the WRDSB’s Online Courses.