General Terms & Conditions:


Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If classes are full, parents may register their child to be placed on the waiting list. This does not guarantee placement in the course, but if an opening arises, the waiting list registrants will be contacted in order of registration.  The Socratic Dialogue Online Program is available for students who are enrolled with WISDOM. However, once Albertan WISDOM students have had first opportunity to register in the courses, WISDOM opens registrations up to non-WISDOM, out-of-Province students. Non-WISDOM in-Province students are not eligible to register for online classes. If a family leaves WISDOM mid-year, they are also by default removing themselves from any online class(es).

Payment for all online courses is as follows: 

Fees taken from funding: The charge will be applied automatically to your funding account before the third week of the course begins. *Exception: Where families have not submitted their Education Program Plan(s) by the deadline of August 31, funding will not be applied. In this situation, parents must make other payment arrangements. 

Credit Card: Due immediately upon registration. A 4% service fee applies to all credit card charges.

E-transfer or Cheque: Due prior to course commencement. The Finance Team will send you an invoice and instructions for payment.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Students have the option to try up to 2 weeks of official classes and cancel at no penalty. All paid funds will be returned. After that point, students who cancel forfeit the course fee.

If a student misses 5 or more classes/term, then he or she will not be regarded as having taken the course. No evaluation will be submitted to the parent by the tutor.

Course content is intended to be engaged in by the student in a live format rather than on-demand. Portions of a course may not be taken separately from the whole (eg: In a writing course, writing assignments cannot continue to be submitted for marking if a student is unable to attend classes). 

If a student must miss a class or a writing tutorial, they or their parent must communicate this to the tutor in advance of the scheduled class or tutorial. Except in emergency situations, if a student misses their scheduled writing tutorial, there will not be a make-up tutorial and the student has forfeited that tutorial. If the tutor misses the scheduled tutorial due to illness or technical difficulties, the tutor will reschedule that tutorial with the affected students. 

Writing Course Completion Requirements
A course completion will be granted to the student at the discretion of the tutor, primarily based on the following:

  •       Assignments completed and returned on time.
  •       Course participation, including punctuality, effort, communication with the tutor, etc.

Students must be recognized as having completed a course for it to qualify as a prerequisite to other WISDOM writing courses.

Certificate of Completion
WISDOM provides eligible students of the online classes with a certificate of completion upon request. Eligibility is based upon attendance record: no more than 3 absences per course.

Event Cancellation
WISDOM reserves the right to cancel any course or workshop because of low registration or situations beyond WISDOM's control. If a course must be canceled, registrants will be notified and offered the option to switch to a different course or receive a full refund.

Tutors or workshop presenters
WISDOM reserves the right to substitute tutors or presenters in the unlikely event that the tutors or workshop presenters listed cannot conduct the program. Substitution of a tutor or a presenter is not a cause for refund.

Privacy of Registrants
In signing up for a WISDOM Socratic Dialogue Online Program course, WISDOM requires a certain amount of personal data. Your privacy is very important to us. WISDOM’s Privacy Policy (through The Gilbertine Institute Independent School Association) complies with applicable Canadian and Alberta legislation with respect to the collection and protection of personal and private information. WISDOM also strives to protect the privacy of those attending and sharing in our classes and workshops. Therefore, to be clear, WISDOM does not grant permission for electronic copies of any sessions (classes or workshops) to be made by a student or parent, for any reason, nor does WISDOM authorize any form of copying and sharing of class or workshop sessions without the express written permission from the WISDOM office authorized personnel. For the purpose of aiding parents and students, online courses may be recorded by WISDOM and shared with the class participants. This enables a student to occasionally miss a class and still stay up to date with the course.

 If you are interested in learning more about how your personal data is used, please contact WISDOM.

By registering for the WISDOM Socratic Dialogue Online Program, you are confirming your understanding that the material and information being used and presented is protected by various copyright and intellectual property laws. You acknowledge that: 

  • You will not copy, reproduce, publish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use WISDOM content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any WISDOM content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of WISDOM content requires the prior written permission of WISDOM.



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