Graduation

Students MUST acquire 80 Credits (From Grade 10 through to Grade 12) in order to receive their High School Graduation (Dogwood Diploma)

The Graduation Requirement Breakdown is as follows:

Language Arts 10 (4 Credits)  –> Provincial Exam 20%
Language Arts 11 (4 Credits)
Language Arts 12 (4 Credits) –> Provincial Exam 40%
Social Studies 10 (4 Credits)
Social Studies 11/Civic Studies 11/BC First Nations 12 (4 Credits) –> Provincial Exam 20%
Science 10 (4 Credits)  –> Provincial Exam 20%
Science 11 (4 Credits)
Math 10 (4 Credits) –> Provincial Exam 20%
Math 11 (4 Credits)
Physical Education 10 (4 Credits)
Planning 10 (4 Credits)
Fine Art or Applied Skill in 10, 11 or 12 (4 Credits)
Graduation Transitions (4 Credits)
Grade 12 Elective Credits (12 Credits)
Additional Elective Credits (16 Credits)

NOTE: Elective Credits can be earned through:  External Credits, Board Authorized Courses, Post-Secondary Credits, or Independent Directed Studies

If you would like to complete your own Graduation Check, you can do so with the following Graduation Check Form

Career Planning

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Daily Physical Activity (DPA)

The Province of British Columbia has set requirements for Daily Physical Activity for students in Grades K-12.  Daily physical activity can be as simple as walking, running, jogging, bending or stretching Grade 8 & 9 Requirements: Students in Grades 8 and 9 are required to take part in 30 minutes of physical activity per day.  …

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Financial Aid in BC

Student Loans Not everyone qualifies for student loans or other forms of assistance The most important Financial Aid Websites are your Provincial Government student assistance Website:   Student Aid BC Student Aid BC provides information on government student aid, including loans, grants, and bursaries; online application, guidebooks, eligibility for part-time study grants, adult basic education study grants, …

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Provincial Exams

You will need to write 5 Provincial Exams in your High School Education Language Arts 10 Science 10 Math 10 Social Studies 11 or BC First Nations 12 Language Arts 12 (English or Communications 12) Each exam is worth 20% of the final mark, except for the Language Arts 12 exam, which is worth 40%. …

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Reference Letters

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Transcripts

BC High School Transcripts include all courses (pass, fail and repeated) that a student has completed from Grade 10 through Grade 12. Transcripts will also include any courses which fall under the External Credits category If you are currently attending Burnaby South, you may order a copy of your Transcript from the Front Office. ♦  …

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Graduation Transitions

Ms. Tsai is the Graduation Transitions Teacher, and has her own Graduation Transitions Blog with important information regarding anything that is required for Graduation Transitions. Tina Tsai Local: 4118 Room:  C118 (in Student Services) Email:  Tina.Tsai@sd41.bc.ca    What is Graduation Transitions? The Graduation Transitions process begins in Planning 10, and continues through Grades 11 & 12.  It …

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Work-Experience

In order to graduate from High School, every student MUST complete a “minimum” of 30 Hours of Work Experience If you choose to, you may enroll in the 90 Hour Career Preparation Program where you have to complete 90 hours of unpaid career related work experience, but receive 4 Credits towards Graduation

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PSI Forms

All Grade 12 students MUST fill out a Post Secondary Institutions (PSI) form by March 31, 2016 This is so your Final Transcript will go to any Post-Secondary Institution in Canada (if you are planning on attending the US, you will still be responsible to send in your final Transcript to those Universities). For More information on “How …

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TOEFL

The TOEFL® test measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. Burnaby South DOES NOT offer TOEFL Testing Times, BUT there are various locations around the Lower Mainland where you can write your TOEFL TOEFL Testing Website Link BC …

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LPI’s

The purpose of the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) is to provide information about an individual’s competency in English. This information is used primarily by post-secondary institutions and professional organizations within British Columbia Burnaby South DOES NOT offer LPI Testing Times, BUT there are various locations around the Lower Mainland where you can write your LPI …

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PSAT’s

The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is a standardized test that provides first-hand practice for the SAT For more information on the PSAT’s, please see the Website

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SAT’s

If you are considering attending Post-Secondary in the United States, you will be required to write the SAT’s SAT Testing centers in the lower mainland Burnaby South DOES NOT offer SAT testing times….However, the following locations in the Lower Mainland DO offer the SAT tests: Matthew McNair Secondary School (Richmond) Prince of Wales Secondary School …

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Grad Dinner Dance

Here’s some information regarding Grad Dinner Dance & School Leaving Ceremony In order to be invited to both the Grad Dinner Dance & The School Leaving Ceremony, students in Grade 12 MUST BE A STUDENT IN GOOD STANDING What does “Good Standing” mean??? You must be passing a MINIMUM of 68 Credits by Term 2 of your Grade 12 year …

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School Leaving Ceremony

This formal assembly of Grade 12 students, parents, relatives and friends, marks the completion of 13 years of schooling. Here’s some information regarding Grad Dinner Dance & School Leaving Ceremony In order to be invited to both the Grad Dinner Dance & The School Leaving Ceremony, students in Grade 12 MUST BE A STUDENT IN GOOD STANDING What …

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