InForM Net Consortium
The InForM Net consortium, currently exists as part of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division and Pembina Trails School Divisions. Online courses are available to students in both school divisions. These courses are also made available to students in other school divisions, in order to provide educational opportunities for students in school where online courses are otherwise not offered. Both school divisions provide staffing for the online courses. The InForM Net consortium also offers online courses as part of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division’s summer school programme.
The goal of InForM Net is to provide all learners a wide range of course resources, regardless of a learner’s needs or location. Through InForM Net, all senior students in the St. James-Assiniboia and Pembina Trails School Divisions can enrol in online senior level courses taught by certified teachers and may receive credit from their local high school. Courses are delivered online to schools, homes and other places with internet access, available anytime and anywhere—with the objective to try and meet the needs of all learners.
|InForM Net courses are based on a classroom model and differ in many ways from independent study courses. Each section of students has a single instructor for the duration of the course. In addition to teacher-to-student interaction, InForM Net courses emphasize student-to-student interaction and group work. Students are able, however, to pace their learning and manage their progress through the course.|
InForM Net provides options for students in many situations, including students:
- Registered in high schools that may not be able to provide core, complimentary or optional courses for a variety of reasons.
- Who are currently on a homeschool programme.
- Mature and adult students in a variety of situations.
- Whose life and career goals frequently require extended periods of time away from their designated school.
- Whose family circumstances necessitate extended periods of travel or relocation.
- Enrolled in the St. James-Assiniboia and Pembina Trails School Divisions or any other school and/or school division that is willing to grant credits obtained through an InForM Net course.
All interested high school students are encouraged to first contact the school counselor or school principal before requesting registration online. However, InForM Net is also available to receive email through its website to assist potential students with enrolment issues.