Teacher Standards and Application Process

Heritage Christian Online School (HCOS) is a K-12 Distributed Learning (DL) school, providing fully-accredited, Christian education to students in BC. As one of Western Canada’s largest online schools, we connect teachers with families and students to provide guidance and support via personalized, online and face-to-face options.

At HCOS, our teachers are independent contractors who are resourceful and innovative educators. They are passionate about learning and building Christ centered relationships with students and families. Please see our Teacher Profile for more information.

Teachers at HCOS demonstrate professionalism by:

  • Intentionally engaging and interacting with students
  • Using communication that promotes relationship and student success
  • Providing both formative and summative feedback on student learning
  • Writing relational reporting that matches ministry and school requirements
  • Participating in a supportive professional community and professional development
  • Engaging in open and consistent communication with administration and other school departments

HCOS Teachers effectively support students by:

  • Using suitable and supportive initial communication to onboard students such as welcome letters, videos, forum posts or face-to-face interactions
  • Being proactive and preventative by reaching out to students, sending encouraging emails to students who are succeeding, and tracking down students who haven’t checked in for a while
  • Creating meaningful interactions, which include face-to-face communication
  • Being inclusive of all students
  • Praying with and/or for our students
  • Contacting parents or guardians to assist the learning journey of their students
  • Seeking opportunities to honour and encourage the student’s faith journey

Efficiency in DL teaching includes:

  • Creating systems for managing student work and interactions
  • Using quick and thoughtful communication and assignment feedback
  • Providing direct support or exemplars of student work to students and parents or guardians as needed
  • Being frequently and consistently available for students in proportion to student load
  • Having strong technical skills – being quick to learn and implement new technologies

If you are a passionate teacher who is looking for an opportunity to develop innovative Christ-centered educational opportunities, we’d love hear from you. Please apply online via the HCOS Online Application - Teachers form.

We are looking for independent contractors who are certified to teach in BC in the following departments:

  • K–9
  • Grad Program
  • Community Connections and Learning Groups
  • Special Education

Currently Open Positions

  • Individualized and Hybrid Science 10
  • Individualized Science for Citizens 11
  • Individualized Earth Science 11
  • Individualized and Hybrid Physics 11
  • Online Synchronous Science 10
  • Individualized Literary Studies 11
  • Individualized New Media 11
  • Individualized Spoken Language 11
  • Individualized Composition 11
  • Individualized Creative Writing 11
  • Individualized Literary Studies 12
  • Individualized New Media 12
  • Individualized Spoken Language 12
  • Individualized Composition 12
  • Individualized Creative Writing 12
  • Online Synchronous English Studies 12
  • Genocide Studies 12 (both HCOS and Cross-Enrolled)

We are also looking for independent contractors who are certified to teach in BC to expand our elective course offerings through our cross enrolled division in the areas of:

  • Music (10/11/12)
  • Drama and Theatre Production (10/11/12)

Please note, these courses will require some front end Moodle work by the teacher in order to create an engaging experience for the students. Moodle training is available.

Please apply online via the  Online Application form - Teachers noting the comments field, the course(s) you’re applying for.