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Online Academic Enrichment Programs

Published May 7, 2020 | Updated May 24, 2020

With a plethora of Online STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning options, other academic subjects can sometimes be neglected. We want to introduce you to some of our favourite accommodating and impressive online programs. These virtual services are tailored to children's learning and include 1-on-1 tutors, remedial education, and language learning. These programs are perfect to adjust and stimulate the new COVID-19 life. 

Providers of online programs are very flexible in terms of whether their programs are scheduled though video conferencing software, downloadable files, or videos that can be replayed on your own time. 

Not only does online classes stimulate your child intellectually, they also provide structure and time management, which are vital skills to practice while at home before returning to "normal" life. 

Some also offer small virtual group classes so the social aspect of a classroom or summer camp aren't completely missed out on.


Unlearn Academy

Unleash your child's superpower at Unlearn Academy. Through their innovative programs, students will work on things that matter to them by finding issues in their world that break their hearts, they will research those issues in depth, they will create solutions to those problems, they will connect and network with people in their communities and they will implement their solutions and make a difference. They will become social change makers. 



Academic Camp Online

Affiliated with academic Camp Canada, which offers camps in Ottawa, Victoria, and Saint John, Academic Tutor Online has been helping students achieve academic success for over 20 years. Tutoring is offered for any subject.

If your child is interested in medicine, their three-week online medicine program is perfect for you. Learning will be through group work, further building your child's teamwork skills and increasing their knowledge and interest for their future career. 



Fraser Academy and FAx

Based in Vancouver, BC, all of Fraser Academy's regular one-on-one programming is offered remotely as well.  These include remedial math instruction, Orton-Gillingham & academic skills development, and writing clinics. Summer Boost Camps and Dolphin Kids Camps(TM) will also be offered remotely, with interactive hands-on learning themes.



Crescent Camps & Summer Academics

This summer, Crescent Camps will be delivered virtually. Camps run in 1-hour, half-day, or full day blocks, depending on the chosen topic, so campers can mix and match programs that best suit their interests. Among the academic enrichment options are Money Matters, Model UN Camp, Chess, and CSI.


Lift Learning

Games and customized practical real-world learning are offered either in-person (in Calgary, AB), or online. One-on-one sessions art offered in 2-3 hour time slots for ages 6-16.



Language Hub 4kids

Learn Spanish or German online through ZOOM. These introductory classes are aimed for students ages 8-12.  For those based in Victoria, BC, there is an option to continue with in-person classes later on.



Debate Camp

Debate camp online is available for students in grades 4-10.  Camps are at scheduled times, so students can interact with each other in small, age-appropriate groups.



Metro Continuing Education

Metro continuing Education is offering a wide range of online camps this summer so there is sure to be something for all interests.  Among the academic enrichment options are Math, Language Arts, Chess, and Kids Can Make A Difference.


Latin Camp

Learn the Latin language, and a bit of history and culture in ancient Roman times.  Small group lessons are offered for beginners (Primus Level), and intermediate (Secundus Level) students.



Sylvan Learning

A well-established brand in the education industry for over 40 years, Sylvan learning has now gone virtual with live, online tutoring.  Support is offered through their toll-free line.



Learning Disabilities Society

Based out of Vancouver, BC, the RISE at Home program is a customized one-on-one online learning platform for students with disabilities. Programs are open to all students, with bursaries available for families in need.



Brightspace Learning

Aside from in-person programs in a variety of subjects, online weekly math camps are available through Zoom.  These include Get Your Hands on Math (for ages 10-12), and Bridge the Math Gap (for ages 12-14).



Dallas International School

Online camps are offered in 2-3 hour sessions. Children will be able to complete their work on their own time, after receiving guidance from teachers. Age-appropriate activities are offered for kids of all ages, as young as 3 years.



Sea Smart

Take the Ocean Defender Online Course, and learn about the marine animals and how to protect their habitat.  The course is designed for students ages 7-9, but can be open to younger kids as well.


Camp EDMO

EDMO Live! Coach 1-on-1 sessions are also offered for topics like coding, graphic design, French, and even the drums!



Virtual learning may have some social drawbacks, but here are some advantages that are worthy of noting:

  1. Parents can participate and help in the lesson plan
  2. Transportation costs are eliminated
  3. You can sign up from anywhere in the world
  4. There is no dress code
  5. Learning can be done at your own pace
  6. Lesson plans can be saved for future use


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