students at a table talkingProvincial Remote Learning Strategy

Develop a provincial remote learning strategy, including an online high school, to enhance access to programming and learning across the province.

What's New

Work is well underway on the development of a Provincial Remote Learning Strategy that leverages the Manitoba Remote Learning Framework and the Manitoba Education Standards for Remote Learning. There is a role for remote learning, building on the innovations and the learnings from the past two years, and the Province plans to launch a province-wide online high school for the 2023/24 school year.

In consultation with education stakeholders, the department has been researching Manitoba’s remote learning needs and requirements. The stakeholder consultations are focused on how the school should be operated, the funding and governance model, and overall approaches to learning.

The Commitment

To launch a provincial online high school by September 2023, for students in Grades 9 to 12 across Manitoba. To establish a provincial consortium, to ensure the online high school is co-designed and planned, with partners and educators across the province.

What This Means for Manitobans

The establishment of a provincial online high school will ensure all students have access to high-quality learning, regardless of their circumstances. The provincial online high school will be accessible and inclusive for learners across Manitoba; be flexible with synchronous and asynchronous learning; support learning in English, French Immersion, and Français; and advance the principles from Mamàhtawisiwin: The Wonder We Are Born With—An Indigenous Education Policy Framework.

Next Steps

  • Detailed planning for the development and move towards a provincial online high school in 2023/24.
  • A What We Heard report is planned for release in early 2023.
  • The development of the Provincial Remote Learning Strategy will continue throughout 2023/24 and into the future.