Heritage Christian Online School is a K-12 Distributed Learning (DL) school, providing fully-accredited, Christian education to students in British Columbia, Canada. We connect teachers with families and students to provide guidance and support via individualized, online and face-to-face options.

At HCOS we desire that all students become people who are ASSURED of God’s love, aware of his GRACE, growing in WISDOM and COMMISSIONED for the Gospel, loving God through WORSHIP, REPENTANCE, and RIGHTEOUSNESS, and loving their neighbour through STEWARDSHIP, SERVANTHOOD and COMMUNITY in order to fulfil God’s mandate of RESTORATION.

Biblical Attributes


    Students will become aware of the certainty of God’s enduring love, protection, provision, and dominion.


    Students will seek to understand the truth and liberty of the gospel, so that they may effectively invite others into a relationship with Jesus.


    Students will discover that they have a unique role to play in a living and growing community; they will seek to discover their own gifts and skills, and to affirm the gifts and skills of others.


    Students will grow in their appreciation for the beauty of grace and the lengths Christ went through to offer us undeserved favour.


    Students will seek to continually reorient their lives toward Christ, in order to imitate him in their beliefs, emotions, motivations, and decisions.


    Students will grow in their understanding of how sin creates a barrier in the relationship between Creator and creation, and will seek to live lives characterized by love, justice and integrity.


    Students will desire to humbly serve and compassionately give of themselves to others.


    Students will learn about humanity’s mandate to care for creation.


    Students will look to God as their source of knowledge and understanding and will become discerning learners.


    Students will revel in the wonder of God’s beauty, power and goodness, as they recognize his work in the world and in their own lives.


    Students will become aware of the call to be compassionate peacemakers, and to be participants in God’s mission to bring about the restoration and reconciliation of all things according to his intention for creation.

“A learning commons is a common, or shared, learning ‘space’ that is both physical and virtual. It is more a perspective than a “place.” A learning commons perspective supports a student-centred approach that emphasizes active and collaborative engagement and encourages the co-creation of knowledge by all learners.

A learning commons provides individual, small and large group space, either physical and/or virtual, for instruction, social/collaborative learning, and production and presentation. It also promotes global and cultural understanding as students collaborate with their local and broader community to investigate and create solutions to complex problems.

Finally, the virtual aspect of a learning commons (a VLC) promotes more efficient use of technology for creation and sharing of knowledge as well as enabling 24/7 access to resources and shared collaborative space for all students.

Research shows that students who have access to quality school library services, which a learning commons perspective enables, are more likely to exhibit advanced student achievement and literacy development.”

This quote was taken from LearnNowAB