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Non-Graduated Adults

Welcome to the SAIL Adult Graduation Program!

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 basic Adult Dogwood Diploma has the following requirements:

  • English Studies 12
  • A Grade 11 or 12 Math course (Accounting 11 is acceptable)
  • 3 additional Grade 12 courses (or Social Studies 11 and 2 additional Grade 12 courses)

A few notes:

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Students planning to attend post-secondary may have to complete additional courses to meet entrance requirements

SAIL’s flexible, work at your own pace courses provides 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.

For more information about the BC Adult Graduation Program, please visit this website:

If you have any questions, please contact our Adult Graduation Program advisor Ms Rodas at