Community and Continuing Education offers a High School Completion program for adults (18 years of age and older). You can finish your regular high school diploma or upgrade your marks for post secondary training. For recent students from a secondary program, this may only require a few courses for you to receive your regular Grade 12 Dogwood certificate. For most adult students, earning the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (the “Adult Dogwood”) is a fast way to graduation.
To be eligible for the Adult Dogwood, you must be 18 years old (or older). To graduate in the Adult Graduation Program, adult students must complete a minimum of 20 credits of Ministry approved coursework (not counting pre-requisite courses). Required courses are as follows:
- Language Arts 12 (4 credits)
- Mathematics 11 or 12 (4 credits) or Accounting 11
- Three additional Grade 12 Ministry authorized courses (4 credits each) or Social Studies 11 (4 credits) and two additional Grade 12 Ministry authorized courses (4 credits each)
If you are unsure of which graduation program is best for you, CCE offers academic advising by appointment.
Courses are available during the day or evening throughout the year to suit your schedule. Please see the schedule or courses for dates, times, and locations. Also note: Students whose first language is not English and who have not completed English 10 in Canada must have a language assessment. For more information on language assessments, please go to the registration information for Foundation courses.
What is a blended instructional program?
A blended instructional program combines the best of online and traditional, face-to-face course formats. Many students prefer to receive instruction from a live instructor who can explain difficult concepts and give immediate feedback to their questions and progress. Most students benefit from learning in classrooms where they can share ideas and dialogue with their peers. Blending the interactive qualities of online course content with support from a teacher enables students to better understand their lessons and progress quickly. Students are able to work independently through their online course content, knowing they will receive support when needed.