Upon graduation, students will receive a Dogwood Diploma issued by the BC Ministry of Education which signifies their successful completion of the program. The British Columbia Provincial Curriculum is based upon the philosophy that 3 core competencies of Communication, Thinking and Personal Awareness are necessary for success in life. It is designed to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to contribute to a healthy society and a prosperous and sustainable economy.
A rounded curriculum during one’s middle school years ensures that students will be prepared for their secondary years. Gr. 7-9 courses include: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Music, Art, Technology, Career Education and Health.
During the middle school years, greater attention is paid to improving students English skills within the context of the courses they are studying. Rather than adding to their workload through extra ESL classes, students are supported and taught strategies to exceed at their regular grade.
Our Graduation Program not only prepares students for graduation but also for a successful transition to post secondary studies. At Welkin College, although we predominantly focus on the necessary academic courses for entrance into university programs, we also offer courses in Art, Music and Physical Education to offer the roundest education possible.
The years of gr. 10-12 are comprised of the courses necessary to satisfy the requirements of BC’s rigorous Graduation Program. Gr. 10 consists mainly of standard required courses that all students must take however Gr. 11 and 12 course schedules will vary according to the post-secondary path a student chooses.