Academics, service, and the fine arts are the foundation of learning at Canada Star Secondary. Rigorous and innovative programs and experiences enable students to acquire the knowledge, and build the character and the competencies needed to become bold leaders and ethical global citizens. Canada Star Secondary is committed to preparing our students for their post-secondary studies as well as for life beyond our doors.
B.C. Graduation Program
The B.C. Graduation Program is changing. The Ministry of Education has worked with educators, post-secondary institutions and employers to update the program. The B.C. Graduation Program ensures that students graduate from secondary school as educated citizens, with the knowledge, competencies, and skills they will need to transition successfully into higher education, training and the workforce.
B.C. Certificate of Graduation
Students must earn at least 80 course credits and complete the Provincial Graduation Assessments in numeracy and literacy to graduate.
The B.C. Certificate of Graduation or “Dogwood Diploma” is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements.
Students require a minimum of 80 credits to graduate.
Of these 80 credits:
In addition, students must also complete three new graduation assessments:
Note on Language Arts 12 exams: Students graduating in the 2018/19 school year will not write a literacy assessment. They will write the course-based Language Arts 12 provincial exam.
Note on Career Life Education: For 2018/19, the following career education courses will be used in all BC schools:
For 2019/20 and beyond, the following career education courses will be used in all BC schools:
Students on the B.C. Graduation Program will be able to meet the career education graduation requirement with any of the following combinations: