Foundations Program

FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Foundations program is designed to strengthen basic skills in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Computers in preparation for both employment and further studies. Foundations courses are transition or bridging classes that prepare students for regular Grade 10, 11, and 12 courses. The learning outcomes of the Foundations program are designed to address literacy and needs up to the grade 10 level.

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The Foundations English program covers seven core courses (Foundations English 1 to 7) and several companion courses (Reading, Writing, and Speaking & Listening). This program strengthens and supports learning for students who want to enrol in Communications 11, English 11, Communications 12 and English 12.

The Foundations Social Studies program is designed to develop skills needed for further study in Civic Studies 11, Social Studies 11, BC First Nations Studies 12, Comparative Civilizations 12, Geography 12, History 12, Law 12 and Social Justice 12.

The Foundations Mathematics program has seven core courses (Foundations Mathematics 1 to 7) and prepares students for mathematics at the Grade 10, 11, and 12 levels, as well as Accounting 11 and 12.

The Foundations Computers program prepares students for a wide range of technology related courses at the grade 10, 11 and 12 levels. These include Business Computer Applications, Business Information Management, Computer Programming, Data Management and Digital Media.


REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION STEP 1 – ASSESSMENT TEST

Students must take an assessment test before registering for courses. Assessment and registration takes approximately 2 hours. Please arrive on time for the assessment/registration session; students arriving after the assessment test has started will be asked to return for the next session.

A non-refundable assessment fee of $25.00 is charged for each student needing an assessment. We only accept payment by MasterCard, Visa or cash (bring payment for exact amount please; change for large bills may not be available); we do not accept debit cards at this time.

Office locations Office hours
Schou Education Centre
4041 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1G6
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Assessment and registration for new students for Daytime Summer Term classes held at Burnaby South Secondary School:
Wednesdays at 9:30 am (please arrive by 9:15 am)
2019-Apr-03 to 2019-Jun-19

Session for 2019-Jun-12 is rescheduled to 2019-Jun-26 at 9:30 am

South Burnaby Adult Education Centre (SBAEC)
(Portable on west side of high school)
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7
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(Access the office via Watling St off Royal Oak Ave)

Student parking space is very limited; only park in student parking.

Assessment and registration for new students for Daytime Summer Term classes held at Burnaby South Secondary School:
Thursdays at 11:00 am (please arrive by 10:45 am)
2019-Apr-04 to 2019-Jun-13

Session for 2019-Jun-13 is rescheduled to 2019-Jun-20 at 11:00 am

Registration for students with a referral form for Daytime Fall Term classes starting in September:
2019-Sep-09 at 10:30 am

Burnaby North Secondary School
751 Hammarskjold Drive
Burnaby, BC V5B 4A1
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Assessment and registration for new students for Daytime Fall Term classes starting in September:
Registration schedule will be announced soon

Registration for students with a referral form for Daytime Fall Term classes starting in September:
2019-Sep-05 at 10:30 am

Burnaby South Secondary School
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7
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(Access the office via Antrim Ave off Beresford St)

Assessment and registration for new students for Evening Fall Term classes starting in September:
2019-Aug-28 at 6:00 pm (please arrive by 5:45 pm)
2019-Sep-03 at 6:00 pm (please arrive by 5:45 pm)

Registration for students with a referral form for Evening Fall Term classes starting in September:
2019-Aug-28 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
2019-Sep-03 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION STEP 2 – COURSE REGISTRATION

Formal registration for courses can only be done after the assessment test is completed. Registration can only be done in person; registration cannot be done online or over the phone.

The following documents are required to complete registration:

Document Example
Proof of citizenship status in Canada Bring one document with your name:

  • Canadian citizens: Canadian birth certificate or current Canadian passport or Canadian citizenship card
  • Permanent residents: permanent resident card
  • Refugees: passport and refugee claimant documents
  • International visitors: passport and visitor visa
  • Work permit holders: passport and valid work permit
Proof of residence in BC Bring one document with your name and address:

  • BC Driver’s Licence
  • BC Care Card
  • BC ID Card
  • Utility bill (FortisBC, BC Hydro, land line telephone bill)
Picture ID Bring one document with your picture and name:

  • Passport
  • BC Driver’s Licence
  • BC ID Card

COURSE WITHDRAWALS

Students who withdraw from a Foundations course before 65% of the course hours have been completed will receive a final mark “W” (Withdrawn). Students who withdraw from a Foundations course after 65% of the course hours have been completed will receive a letter grade as the final mark. This letter grade will be calculated based on their work to date as a percentage of the overall course mark.


COURSE FEES

Tuition Fees
Foundations courses are free for eligible students! There is no tuition fee for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and status refugees. Holders of work permits may also be eligible for tuition-free courses.

International visitors must pay tuition fees. We only accept payment by MasterCard, Visa or cash (bring payment for exact amount please; change for large bills may not be available); we do not accept debit cards at this time.
– $1325 per course for international students and visitors
– $995 per course for parents/guardians of international students enrolled in a Burnaby public school

Tuition Fee Refunds
– If the course is cancelled by Burnaby Community & Continuing Education, the tuition fee is refunded in full.
– If a student wishes to withdraw, the tuition fee will be refunded (less a $35 processing fee) if a written request is received before the start of the second class. No refunds are issued after the start of the second class.
Textbook Deposits
A textbook deposit is required for each course, payable on the first day of class. We only accept payment by MasterCard, Visa or cash (bring payment for exact amount please; change for large bills may not be available); we do not accept debit cards at this time.
– Foundations English courses charge a textbook deposit of $150.00
– All other Foundations courses charge a textbook deposit of $100.00
Textbook Deposit Refunds
– If all textbooks are brought back in good condition within 2 weeks after finishing or withdrawing from a class, the refund issued is $140.00 for Foundations English courses and $90.00 for other Foundations courses.
– If all textbooks are brought back in good condition between 2 and 4 weeks after finishing or withdrawing from a class, the refund issued is $75.00 for Foundations English courses and $50.00 for other Foundations courses.
– If textbooks are returned more than 4 weeks after finishing or withdrawing from a class, no refund will be issued.
– If textbooks are returned in a damaged condition, no refund will be issued.

COURSE SCHEDULE

BURNABY SOUTH SECONDARY SCHOOL – Summer Term course schedule
Course name Course ID Days Times Dates
Foundations English 1-2 SE1A-4 Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 2019-Jul-02 to 2019-Aug-13
Foundations English 3-4 SE3A-4 Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 2019-Jul-02 to 2019-Aug-13
Foundations English 4-5 SE4A-4 Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 2019-Jul-02 to 2019-Aug-13
Foundations English 5-6 SE5A-4 Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 2019-Jul-02 to 2019-Aug-13
Foundations English 6-7 SE7A-4 Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 2019-Jul-02 to 2019-Aug-13
Foundations Speaking & Listening 1-2 SL1A-4 Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm 2019-Jul-02 to 2019-Aug-13
Foundations Writing 3-4 SW3A-4 Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm 2019-Jul-02 to 2019-Aug-13
Foundations Writing 5-7 SW5A-4 Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm 2019-Jul-02 to 2019-Aug-13
Some classes may be combined.

SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Burnaby North Secondary School
751 Hammarskjold Drive
Burnaby, BC V5B 4A1

(Access the office via the smaller South Campus building off Kensington Ave)

*** Courses at this location will begin in September 2019 ***

Burnaby South Secondary School
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7

(Access the office via Antrim Ave off Beresford St)

Student parking space is very limited; please only park in areas specifically designated as student parking.

Schou Education Centre
4041 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1G6

Student parking space is very limited; please only park in areas specifically designated as student parking.

South Burnaby Adult Education Centre (SBAEC)
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7

(Access the office via Watling St off Royal Oak Ave)

Student parking space is very limited; please only park in areas specifically designated as student parking.