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Adults – Course Information

Non-Graduated Adults

The Adult Graduation Program leads to the Adult Dogwood Diploma, recognized as high school graduation by the British Columbia Ministry of Education. Eligible BC residents 18 years of age and older can participate in this program. Adult students take the same courses as students in British Columbia public high schools, and earn a graduation that is recognized by employers and post-secondary institutions.

The Adult Dogwood Diploma requirements:

  1. English Studies 12
  2. A Grade 11 Math course (Accounting 11 is acceptable)
  3. 3 additional Grade 12 courses (or Social Studies 11 and 2 additional Grade 12 courses of your choosing)
  • For some students, additional courses may be required (example: a student who has not completed English 11 likely will not be successful in English Studies 12, so they would need to complete English 11 first)
  • Students planning to attend post-secondary may have to complete additional courses to meet entrance requirements
  • Some students may be able to participate in a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to earn credits for the 3 required Grade 12 courses. PLA recognizes learning a student may have done outside the traditional high school system (example: a student with a valid Red Seal trades certification as a carpenter may be able to earn credits for Construction 12 and Work Experience 12)

SAIL’s flexible, work at your own pace, courses provide Adult Graduation candidates the flexibility they need to maintain their employment while still attending classes. Students should expect this process to take from a few months to several years, depending on the number of courses they require and how much schoolwork they are able to manage. Typically, we recommend an Adult Learner begin with one or two courses, complete those, and then add additional courses one or two at a time until they have completed their requirements.

Graduated Adults

These tuition Free academic upgrading courses are the only courses available for graduated adults.

  • English 11 – Composition
  • English 11 – Creative Writing 11
  • English 11 – Literary Studies 11
  • English 11 – New Media 11
  • English 11 – Spoken Language 11
  • English Studies 12
  • Life Sciences 11
  • Anatomy and Physiology 12
  • Chemistry 11
  • Chemistry 12
  • Physics 11
  • Physics 12
  • Workplace Mathematics 11
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11
  • Pre-Calculus 11
  • Apprenticeship Mathematics 12
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12
  • Calculus 12