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

We are actively seeking:

  • Individualized Computer Science 11
  • Individualized Computer Science 12
  • Individualized Computer Information Systems 11
  • Individualized Computer Programming 11
  • Individualized Computer Programming 12
  • Individualized Robotics 11
  • Individualized Robotics 12
  • Individualized Marketing and Promotion 11
  • Individualized Fashion Studies 12
  • Rosetta Stone Foundations German 10
  • Rosetta Stone Foundations German 11
  • Rosetta Stone Foundations German 12
  • Rosetta Stone Advantage German 10
  • Rosetta Stone Advantage German 11
  • Rosetta Stone Advantage German 12