Students who are 18 years of age or older may complete their high school requirements in the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD). The Adult Graduation Diploma (formerly the ABE Provincial Diploma and Adult Dogwood) allows students, as adult learners, to return to and complete the BC Ministry of Education secondary school requirements. This enables students to graduate from Grade 12 in preparation for entry into the workforce, a vocational program or post-secondary studies.
Students must complete 5 High School courses for a total of 20 credits. Of the 5 courses:
2 of the 5 can be transferred
3 of the 5 must be at the Grade 12 level.
Selected courses must include:
Language Arts 12 *
English Studies 12
Mathematics 11 or 12
Math 11 or Math 12 or Financial Accounting 12
Three Grade 12 Courses
Two Grade 12 Courses and Social Studies 11
* English Studies 12 replaced English 12 and Communications 12 in September 2019.
Students enrolled in the Adult Graduation Program are not required to write the Graduation Literacy Assessment in order to graduate. Upon completion of the program, students will receive their Adult Graduation Diploma.
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