Distance Learning

Distance Learning Opportunities Announcement 

The Manitoba government is pleased to announce plans to expand InformNet, Manitoba’s only fully online high school, in order to provide a province-wide platform for remote learning. We believe that this teacher-directed learning will offer an improved distance learning experience to students throughout Manitoba. In addition, in order to benefit students with no/low Internet connectivity, funding for the Teacher Mediated Option has been expanded.

As part of this expansion of services, Manitoba will be phasing out the Independent Study Option (ISO). Registrations will wind down and will not be accepted after December 30, 2020. ISO students currently registered with the Distance Learning Unit will remain registered until June 18, 2021, and will have the opportunity to complete their current courses. They can also register now for InformNet winter courses, which will begin in February. Students who have already registered but who wish to transfer into the winter courses for this year can do so by contacting the Distance Learning Unit, which will complete this transfer on their behalf.

It is important that all students review the course deadlines. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Independent Study Option

The Independent Study Option (ISO) provides the opportunity and flexibility for both school-age and adult learners to study a wide range of grades 9 to 12 compulsory and optional distance education courses available as a PDF via the Learning Management System (LMS) or as a print based course.


InformNet is an accredited online high school that provides students with all of the English Program compulsory courses to obtain a high school diploma, including some electives. InformNet, with the support of certified high school teachers, offers instruction, assignments, and evaluation through regular email and web-based interaction. For more information or toregister for the second-semester visit InformNet. InformNet is a proven alternative, delivering high levels of student success.

Teacher Mediated Option (TMO)

The Teacher Mediated Option (TMO) is a unique way of delivering high school courses via teleconference or virtual classroom. Students can choose to call in to class or log in through zoom classroom and join the teacher for LIVE scheduled instruction. Internet connectivity is not essential.
For more information visit the Teacher Mediated Option website.

Web-Based Course Option (WBC)

Web-based courses in Manitoba are available to schools wishing to deliver high school courses on the Internet. Manitoba uses a Learning Management System. While being delivered through the Internet, these courses are facilitated by a teacher who may be off-site.

Manitoba students must contact their local school/school divisions directly to discuss the web-based course options available to them.

Adult Learning Centres

Adult Learning Centres provide accredited high school courses and upgrading options using recognized principles of adult education. Qualified teachers offer face-to-face, classroom-based, and blended learning options in a supportive learning environment. Online courses are available at selected Adult Learning Centres. Programming is offered tuition-free to enable Manitobans to develop skills, earn high school credentials and pre-requisite courses so they can access higher education and/or better employment opportunities.
At an Adult Learning Centre you can:

  • Complete a Mature Student High School Diploma designed for adult learners.
  • Earn individual high school credits.
  • Receive up to 2 high school credits for a portfolio of work completed at a Stage 3 level through a Manitoba Adult Literacy Program.
  • Prove your prior learning and use it to gain high school credits.
  • Take courses to complete your high school diploma tuition free.

Directory of Certified Adult Literacy Programs and Adult Learning Centres

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