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. Find full details about requirements for the B.C. Certificate of Graduation.
B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma
Provincial policies supporting students earning their Adult Dogwood have not changed. Find full details on Adult Dogwood requirements.
Foundation Skills Assessments
Along with our new curriculum, we are enhancing our Foundation Skills Assessment that students in Grades 4 and 7 are required to write under B.C.’s School Act. The FSA measures reading, writing and math problem-solving skills that students have gained over several years of learning and provides critical information for parents, for teachers, and for the education system.
Starting next year, students in grades 4 and 7 will complete their FSAs in the fall instead of the spring. This means you and your child’s teacher will get results earlier – and that means any necessary actions can be taken sooner.
More information on the FSA can be found at: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment-reporting/new-foundation-skills-assessment
Additionally, we will be giving parents like you a snapshot of the FSA results in broader school reports. You deserve to know how your child’s school is succeeding on a variety of fronts – and we will include that information to provide a complete picture.
Together with teachers, our new curriculum is making sure that your child learns the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, while also engaging the collaboration, critical thinking and communications skills they’ll need to succeed in college, university, and the workforce.