RCOA is a BC Group 1 Independant Online School, therefore we are eligible to receive half/50% of the funding from the provincial government that a Public Online School receives (allocated per learner K-9 and per course 10-12). Since our operating costs exceed this grant this necessitates that we charge tuition as well as fees for additional services and programs.
We are committed to keeping these financial costs at a minimum as we realize that the commitment to home educate requires an investment of time and resources. Tuition and program fees require an initial deposit and funds allocation. The remaining out-of-pocket balance may be spread over up to 10 months via our automated payment system or pre-paid in one payment.
Why is there an Application Processing Fee? With many departments involved in working with learner applications, a $25 Application Processing Fee will now be required to cover those staff costs of the application review and onboarding process (consultation, prerequisite evaluation, learning support evaluation) Who doesn’t pay? Returning Enrolled Learners, Kindergarten learners of returning families, and Homeschool Registrations Who pays? New Enrolled Online Learning Applications, Learners returning to RCOA having been enrolled elsewhere for the current year, Registered Homeschool learners switching to Enrolled Online Learning, and New and Returning Cross-Enrolled Status Learners