Upcoming Post Secondary Info Sessions (Outside of Alpha)


College Applications

College applications are now open – apply today!


GRADE 12 STUDENTS:  Have you applied yet for college?  If not, you should know that most colleges are open for online application in October.  In fact, Langara and Douglas College open on October 1 for applications for September 2018.  Colleges operate on a “First Come – First Served” basis, so early application is very important.  Applying early means you secure an earlier course registration date in June.  Even if you plan to attend university it is a good idea to apply to one college this fall as a back up to your university application.  Any questions, please see your counsellor.

Language Challenge Exams

Are you interested in Challenging a Language that you are already fluent in?



  • French 11 or 12
  • German 11 or 12
    • Important Notice for German Language Challenge Exams:  Due to consistent low enrollment it has been decided that 2017/2018 will be the last year that German 11/12 exams will be offered.
  • Japanese 11 or 12
  • Korean 11 or 12
  • Mandarin 11 or 12
  • Punjabi 11 or 12
  • Spanish 11 or 12


If you would like to complete a Language Challenge Exam, you MUST complete the following:

  1. Download the Language Challenge Exam Application (2017-18) and fill it out completely
    • ​You need to complete pages 9, 10 & 11 online before you print out the application and bring it to me
  2. Attach a cheque for $50 (which will be refunded once you complete the Challenge exam) made out to: Delta School District
    • ​You must also print your full name, school and course you are challenging on the back of the cheque
    • FYI….If you fail to show up to your exam, then your $50 deposit will NOT be refunded
    • Note:  all International Students need to submit a $175.00 as a non-refundable fee for exams
  3. Attach a recent, original photo of you (can be passport type or school photo)
    • ​​ It MUST be an actual picture picture
      • if you do not have an actual physical picture, then go get a Passport photo done and bring one of those
    • It CANNOT be a photocopy of a picture
    • ​​It CANNOT include anybody else in the picture (ie; friends, family, pets)
  4. Submit the COMPLETED Application Package to Ms. Fenn (in Student Services, room C118) no later than Monday, October 23rd
  5. Exam dates are either: January 27th or 28th, 2018 – in DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are here

For further information, please see the following link:  http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/content/schools/secondary/challengeexams

  NOTE: All universities in Canada accept our Language Challenge exam marks. UBC accepts Challenge credits for pre-requisite and requirements for courses and second-language requirements but does not accept Challenge marks as part of the GPA calculation for admission. It is highly recommended that you check with your intended university for their admissions requirements.

May 30th: Explore Capilano Info Night

Whether you are a student  planning to go to Capilano U in the Fall 2017 or just exploring your education options, this event will set you up for success.  

Event: Explore Capilano Info Night on May 30th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Online Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Selections for 2017 Graduates

Online Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Selections for 2017 Graduates

  • Please encourage Grade 12 students to complete the Online PSI Selections Form if they are applying to a PSI this school year.


  • Note the deadline dates for students to make their selections:


  • Interim deadline is May 4
  • Final deadline is July 14



Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Selections Form


Students access the PSI Selections Form by logging into the Student Secure Web (SSW), www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/, and clicking the menu option “Post Secondary Institutions Selections“.


Note: Information about creating a Student Secure Web (SSW) account or resolving forgotten passwords can be found on page 2 of the PSI Selections Instructions document.


Students who have forgotten their password and have not logged in to their SSW account in the past year must recreate their account using the “Create Account” link – a password reset is not required.




The “Online PSI Selection Instructions” document is available at: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/trx_updates/. The instructions include snap shots of all the screens students will use to select PSIs.


Distribution of Transcript Information and Deadlines


Interim Transcript Information


PSI Selections Form Deadline: May 4, 2017

Interim Transcript information sent to selected PSIs: May 8, 2017


Interim transcript information is available for distribution to the BC Electronic PSI List, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.


Final Transcript Information


PSI Selections Form Deadline: July 14, 2017

Final Transcript information sent to all selected PSIs: Late July 2017




Confirming selections made


Students only need to complete their PSI Selections form once in the current school year. Students may add to their selections at any time up until July 15, 2017. A maximum of six PSIs can be selected from Sections 2 and 3 of the online form.


After making selections, students may print a confirmation page for reference purposes, and at any point students can view their selections on the SSW by using the “View PSI Selections” menu option. PSI selections appear on the Transcript Verification Reports (TVRs) beginning in April as well as the PSI Selections Student Summary Report detailed below.


Note: Requests to send final transcripts to additional PSIs can be made for a fee by submitting an online transcript order after July 1 at: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/transcript/


Student Name Confirmation


Students should ensure that their name on their transcript matches the name they provide in their applications to post-secondary institutions. A student can check their first and last name as reported to the Ministry on their Unofficial Transcript of Grades found on the Student Secure Web.


Can’t find a PSI?


If a specific PSI is not listed in Sections 1, 2 or 3 of the PSI Selections form, please send an email with the name and address of the PSI you wish to see added to: Student.Certification@gov.bc.ca


More information and Reference


Additional information can be found on page 130 of the 2016/17 Handbook of Procedures.






PSI Selections Student Summary Report for Schools

Schools may use the Summary report to identify students who are applying to a post-secondary institution but have not yet given the Ministry of Education permission via the online PSI Selections Form to release their transcript information. It can also be used to confirm which PSIs students have selected. The report shows:

1.     Each student in your school who has made one or more PSI Selections for 2017 to date.

2.     Each current Grade 12 and Grade “AD” student who has not made any 2017 PSI Selections to date.

This report is updated daily until May 4 and then at least weekly until mid-July.


Schools access this PDF report by logging into the School Secure Web (SSW) site: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/princ_terms.jsp. Once logged in, this PSI Selections-Student Summary Report is accessed by clicking on the “Post Secondary Reports” link.




Please encourage other appropriate school staff to subscribe to the TRAX Updates mailing list.


The TRAX Updates mailing list is the primary means of Ministry to school communication relating  to data collection, exam administration and  student transcripts.


To subscribe or unsubscribe, please visit: http://lists.gov.bc.ca/mailman/listinfo/l_educ_trax_updates



Douglas College’s English Upgrading (ENGU)

Attention all Gr 12 students applying to Douglas College!

If you did not achieve English 12 with a C (60%) and are concerned about their options.  Douglas College’s English Upgrading (ENGU) offers an efficient pathway to regular college programs by improving students’ skills in critical reading, strategic researching and academic writing. 

If you would like more information, please contact Douglas College directly at upgrading@douglascollege.ca or 604-527-5463 (New Westminster Campus) or 604-777-6196 (Coquitlam Campus).




Fentanyl and Youth: Truth, Hope and Moving Forward – Presentation



‘Fentanyl and Youth:  Truth, Hope,and Moving Forward’

Presentation by the Burnaby School District



As you are aware it is the time of year for parties and celebrations.   Many students are attending house parties and events where there may be the consumption of drugs and alcohol.  While socializing with peers is an important part of growing up and we want to encourage our students to have a positive and safe experiences.  The Burnaby Community is inviting parents to a discussion about drug and alcohol use and to  provide some information on the current Fentanyl trends in Burnaby.   Please join us for an informative event to discuss what every family needs to know about Fentanyl, substance use and addiction.  If you are interested in attending please click on link below to register. 





Mon, 29 May 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT


Burnaby Central Secondary School

6011 Deer Lake Parkway

Burnaby, BC V5G 0A9


Summer Science Program for Teens

Below is a summer opportunity for high school students. This program is presented by Genome BC, a non-profit research organization based in Vancouver that invests in genomics research throughout BC. Geneskool is the education outreach component of Genome BC. Every summer, Geneskool presents this summer program at Capilano University in North Vancouver.


Genome BC – Geneskool Summer Science Program for Teens

This week-long day program offers students that have completed Science 9 or higher a unique opportunity to explore aspects of biotechnology, genomics, inheritance, virology, forensics and microbiology and use their new knowledge to solve a puzzling mystery. Hosted at Capilano University in North Vancouver, students will participate in a variety of hands-on labs using state-of-the-art lab facilities and learn the molecular biology techniques that scientists use every day. In addition to labs, students have an opportunity to tour the campus, hear from fascinating guest speakers, and explore potential education and career paths. Program dates are August 21st – 25th, 2017; space is limited; registration ends August 14th. More information and application can be found at www.geneskool.com<http://www.geneskool.com/>.


Please share this information with your science teachers to share with their students. Much appreciated! If you have any questions, please let me know!


Ashley Port, MS, CGC

Geneskool Summer Camp Director

and Lower Mainland Assistant Coordinator

604-675-1030 Ext 139



Check out what we’ve been up to! Click here<http://genomebc.ca/annualreport2016/> to read Genome British Columbia’s 2015-2016 annual report: “Building a sustainable world”.

One Girl Can

One Girl Can is an organization that presented to our Youth and Community Services Committee. They are a charitable organization that provides an opportunity for Canadian students to fundraise for girls in Africa.


One Girl Can connects students graduating from schools in Canada (Grade 12 grad and Grade 7 transition to high school) with their equivalent in Africa to help them achieve a similar educational standard that will open doors to opportunity.


How it works:

  • Students sponsor girls their age in Africa
  • Work to fundraise for that student
  • $500 for secondary school scholarships
  • $3500 for university scholarships
  • One Girl Can connects them to a fundraising opportunity if they wish to use it:
    • AG Hair provides shampoo – at below cost – $10
    • Students sell shampoo ($35 I believe) to friends/neighbours
    • 100% of profits go to scholarships for secondary school and university scholarships in Africa


For more information you can connect directly with:

jennifer napier | fund development coordinator

  1. jenn@onegirlcan.com
  2. 1.604.294.8870 ext . 146



Summer School Information

Summer School Information has arrived!

Below is an attached link to Summer School courses being offered this summer in the Burnaby School District and registration process.  If you have any questions please see your counsellor in Student Services.