Secondary students and parents will work with a counsellor to develop a Graduation Plan showing how requirements will be met between Grade 10 and 12. EBUS students are assisted by counsellors to choose courses that:
- Meet graduation requirements
- Meet personal career goals
- Meet admission requirements for post-secondary institutions
While students can timetable courses in a variety of ways, we encourage students to plan for 2 semesters in a year. Focusing on only 4 courses at a time seems to increase the success that students experience. Many courses will be available in both semesters to allow students as much flexibility as possible.
Provincial Exams are required for Language Arts 12 (English 12 or Communications 12).
Before graduation, students must complete Graduation Transitions (4 credits). Students bring together and present their learning in 3 broad areas: Personal Health, Community Connections, and Careers.
Consider Independent Directed Study courses as ways to earn credits as well as through challenge, equivalency, or external credits.
BC Dogwood Planner 2015
The Student Certification Branch has published the BC Dogwood Planner 2017-18, an annual document published in January for students in Grade 12.
The BC Dogwood Planner is a companion document of the Grad Planner addressing the top questions from students in their graduation year. We encourage schools to share this document in print or online form with their Grade 12 students.
Course Selection Resources
Navigating the BC Graduation Program and the post secondary system can be extremely complex and over whelming for students and their families. EBUS is pleased to offer a variety of Academic Advisors. This page is intended to be a resources for students and families wanting to start this process on their own. The titles below are hyperlinked to videos that were created by one of our Advisors and we hope they are helpful. Please feel free to contact us if you would like us to contact you with general help or answers.
- Introduction to Course Selection (video)
- General Considerations About Course Selection (video)
- Semester vs. Linear Course Scheduling (video)
- How Many Courses Should You Take (video)
- What You Need to Graduate (video)
- Math 10 Selection Options (video)
- Math 11 Selection Options (video)
In addition to the videos above, student and parents are encouraged to consult the following resources: