BC Graduation program ( Grade 10-12)

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BC Graduation program ( Grade 10-12)

Columbia Academy warmly invites diligent and ambitious students with a strong desire to attend the world’s top universities.

As a premier educational institution, we provide a comprehensive curriculum that equips students with the knowledge and skills to excel in high school and beyond.

Our courses not only fulfill the requirements for BC high school graduation but also adhere to the rigorous standards of specific universities, ensuring that our students are well-prepared for their academic pursuits

Dogwood Diploma

“Dogwood Diploma” is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements in BC province. Students require a minimum of 80 credits to graduate.

Of these 80 credits:

  • At least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including a required Language Arts 12 and Career Life Connections
  • At least 28 credits must be elective course credits 
  • Effective July 1, 2023: At least 4 credits must have an Indigenous-focus (see Indigenous-Focused Graduation Requirements – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) for additional information)
  • 52 credits are required from the following:
    • Career-Life Education (4 credits), and Career-Life Connections (4 credits)
    • Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
    • Science 10 (4 credits), and a Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
    • Social Studies 10 (4 credits), and a Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
    • A Math 10 (4 credits), and a Math 11 or 12 (4 credits)
    • A Language Arts 10, 11 and a required 12 (12 credits total)
    • An Arts Education 10, 11, or 12 and/or an Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits total)

In addition, students must also complete three graduation assessments:

  • The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment was introduced in 2018
  • The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment was introduced in 2019/20
  • The Grade 12 Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2021/22 

Columbia Academy  offers a range of Advanced Placement courses for motivated students who wish to challenge themselves. AP courses are  offered in addition to the BC Graduation Program. 

We prioritize the mental health and wellbeing of our students, requiring them to complete the popular Happiness 12 course, which is adapted from course materials developed by Harvard University. This course is a foundational component of our learning experience and provides students with important tools and strategies for maintaining good mental health. It is also accepted by many universities as part of Grade 12 course requirements.

We are committed to helping our students get accepted by their dream universities. Students in our Graduation program are required to participate in volunteer activities, fundraising projects, and school clubs. By participating in these activities, our students develop the skills and qualities that universities are looking for in their applicants, such as leadership and teamwork.

At Columbia Academy, we believe in providing our students with the support and guidance they need to achieve their academic and personal goals. We value academic excellence, mental health, and community involvement. If you are looking for a school that prioritizes these values, we invite you to join us at Columbia Academy.

Any more questions? Feel free to contact us!

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