6When you finish high school in BC, you receive a Dogwood Diploma
7`A Dogwood Diploma is...proof of High School Graduation in the province of British ColumbiaIt is required for admission to College or University
8There are THREE ways to graduate in BC! of B.C.Adult Graduation (5 courses)80 Credit Graduation (for students under 19 years of age)GED (Grade 12 equivalency test)
9You need a minimum of 5 SPECIFIC COURSES What COURSES do Ineed to taketo receive the AdultDOGWOOD DIPLOMA?You need a minimum of 5 SPECIFIC COURSES
10the DOGWOOD DIPLOMA are: One of these 3 can be Social Studies 11 The 5 COURSES forthe DOGWOOD DIPLOMA are:English 12 or Communications 12An approved Mathematics 11 or 123 other Grade 12 level courses1 (your choice)One of these 3 can be Social Studies 11or Civics 112 (your choice)3 (your choice)Provincial Exams are OPTIONAL
11The 80 Credit Graduation: For students born 1989 or laterEntered Grade 11 in Sept 2004 or earlierMust write Provincial exams3 grade 10 exams1 grade 11 exam1 grade 12 exam
12GED Grade 12 Equivalency Write 5 tests to completed For students aged 19 and olderWrite twice a yearMust finish in 3 yearsGrade 12 equivalency$60 Fee
13HOW LONG will I take to finish all the courses? Every student will require a different amount of time. It depends on your skill level when you begin your upgrading.An instructor will help you PLAN YOUR STUDY PROGRAM!
14LEARN IN DIFFERENT WAYS …in aCLASSROOM…or...Take anonline coursefrom home.
16What is self paced learning? Whether you are in high school or not you know that regular scheduled courses require that you attend at scheduled times. Self-paced courses are different. Self-paced courses don’t have a strict schedule. You are responsible for your own schedule. Our courses do have a limit. You must complete your course within one year. However, you should aim to complete a course within 3 months. And of course you will receive personal help and tutoring from a British Columbia certified teacher.You are not alone....you can design your own schedule of attendance and study hours.The Key to success is being self-motivated!
17What Grade 10 courses are online? English 10*Information Technology 10*Math 10 (Apprenticeship & Workplace)*Math 10 (Foundations & Pre-Calculus)*Planning 10Science 10*Social Studies 10*Only students on the 80 Credit Graduation can take Grade 10 online courses.*The NEW Literacy Foundation courses are available for adults
18Math 11 (Apprenticeship & Workplace)* What Grade 11 courses are online?Biology 11Chemistry 11English 11Math 11 (Apprenticeship & Workplace)*Math 11 (Pre-Calculus)*Physics 11Science & Technology 11Social Studies 11* September 2011
20We also offer Academic Upgrading for students who need extra help with:GRAMMARCOMMUNICATIONSKILLSWRITING SKILLS
21…by starting with our skills upgrading levels Learn to READ betterLearn MATHImprove your GRAMMAR…by starting with our skills upgrading levels
22Classroom Courses Adult Foundations: English, Writing, Reading, Speaking,& Listening.Summer Classes: July 4 – August 11Morning: 8:30 to 12:00Afternoon: 12:30 to 4:00 PMEvening: 5:30 to 9:00 PM
23When can I come to school? Open all year around, except...The year’s schedule:2 weeks in Dec.1 week at Spring Break1 week at the end of June3 weeks in AugustThe week’s schedule:Monday through FridayThe daily schedule (lab) Summer:3:00 to 9:00 Monday10:00 to 9:00 Tuesday to Thursday (Friday: closed)The daily schedule (lab) September to June:10:00 to 9:00 Monday to Thursday10:00 to 3:00 Friday
24$ $ TUITION is FREE for BC residents, What does it COST?$ $TUITION is FREE for BC residents,who are Canadian Citizens, Landed Immigrants, Refugees,or work permit (1 year or more), who have a plan for graduationInternational visa students pay $650 per course
25LEARNING MATERIALSTEXTBOOKS can be borrowed to use in the learning centre OR take one home. $100 Deposit is requiredWORKBOOKS(if needed) $10 and upYou provide your own supplies, like pens, paper, etc.NOTE: We can supply a letter requesting funds for daycare. Ask at your interview.
26How Do IStart?First, you may need to write a math and/or English assessment to help us place you in the right course.If you provide a transcript showing recent completion of required courses we will be able to give you better advice.The next step is to talk with a teacher to plan your long term and short term educational goals. We’re here to help you plan the shortest and best path to achieve your goals.
27Please come in and get started! And….CONGRATULATIONS…for taking this important first step in coming back to school.