Covid-19 Pandemic Impact to Class of 2021
In March 2020, Shawnigan Lake School moved to an online educational platform due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Shawnigan Online Unique Learning (SOUL) programming allowed our students to learn in both a synchronous and asynchronous capacity Monday to Friday. Students were able to continue with all the academic courses that they had been studying before the move to SOUL. However due to the international nature of a boarding school, many of our students were scattered around the globe. Though the robust boarding opportunities were lessened, students were still engaged with the community through their respective House’s and athletic teams in new capacities. Not unlike other regions of the world, there were challenges that prevented our students from taking AP, SAT and ACT examinations. The year ended with all students taking part in unique, student directed learning projects in both teams and individually. Grading continued as normal and all students were assigned a final mark based on their cumulative work for the year. For 2020-21, students returned to fully in-person instruction.