Graduation Program

graduates
  • Graduation requirements are determined by the BC Ministry of Education. For more information, please visit BC Education.
  • Students are required to complete 20 courses (80 credits) to graduate and receive the BC Dogwood Diploma.
  • Out of 20 courses (80 credits), there should be at least 4 courses (16 credits) at Grade 12 level, including a Grade 12 Language Art course.
  • The list below shows some of the courses offered by Columbia Academy during a school semester. Students need 13 required courses and 7 elective courses in order to graduate. Students aiming for top universities might require additional courses.

Required Courses

  • Career Life Education
  • Language Arts 10
  • Math 10
  • Social Studies 10
  • Science 10
  • Physical and Health Education 10
  • English studies 12 or English First People 12
  • Arts and Applied Skill 10,11, or 12
  • Career Life Connections

Electives

  • Pre-Calculus 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Second Language 11/12
  • Happiness 12
  • Economics 12
  • Geography 12
  • Chemistry 11/12
  • Biology 12
  • Marketing 11
  • History 12
  • Ap Statistics, History, Economics, Psychology, Calculus
  • Physics 11/12

Students must also take two provincial examinations before graduation. The two exams are the Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment and the Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment. The ministry will also introduce a thired assessment, the Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment, in 2020/2021.



Columbia Academy is fully certified and fully bonded with the BC Ministry of Education, students will receive the BC Dogwood Diploma upon graduation from our high school program.


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