FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I TAKE A GRADE 10/11 COURSE WHEN I AM IN GRADE 9?
You can take Introductory Okanagan Language 11. Please note that the priority in these classes will be for students in grades 10-12.
CAN I TAKE A GRADE 11 COURSE WHEN I AM IN GRADE 10?
You can take the following grade 11 courses:
Indigenous Art Studio 11
Introductory American Sign Language 11
Introductory German 11
Introductory Japanese 11
Introductory Okanagan Language 11
Okanagan Language 11 (If "Introductory Okanagan Language 11" was taken in Grade 9)
Introductory Spanish 11
Mountain Biking 11
Outdoor Education 11
CAN I TAKE A GRADE 12 COURSE WHEN I AM IN GRADE 11?
You can take any grade 12 course if you have the required pre-requisites. Please refer to individual course descriptions.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE A LANGUAGE?
It is not a requirement. However, if you are interested in post-secondary education, it is a good idea to take a language as some post-secondary institutions have language entrance requirements for specific programs.
WHAT IS OTT?
OTT is an abbreviation for "Outside the Timetable". OTT courses are scheduled before OR after school. In general, before school classes begin at 7:30am and after school classes begin at 3:45pm.
IS CAREER LIFE EDUCATION 9 A SEPERATE COURSE?
Career Life Education 9 is not a separate course, but is integrated throughout all the grade 9 courses. Students will see a completion mark on their report card, but do not attend separate Career Life 9 classes.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR CAREER LIFE EDUCATION?
Career Life Education 10 and Career Life Connections 12 are required courses for graduation. These courses can be taken inside (during the regular school day) the timetable or before or after school (OTT). They are also offered online with Eschool BC.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT THE COURSES IN SEPTEMBER?
The course selections you choose in February/March are very important as they help administrators build a timetable that meets the needs of as many students as possible. Choosing the right courses early in the process makes it easier for us to schedule you in the course you want. Course selections in Feb/March determine which courses are offered the following school year. If you change your mind in September, there is no guarantee that there will be room in the new courses you would like to take. Our advice: Choose well the first time to avoid disappointment.
WHAT DO I NEED TO GRADUATE?
Click here for BC Graduation Requirements