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Counselling

   
School counsellors are teachers who have post graduate training in  counselling  psychology.  Typically, a counsellor begins with a student in grade eight and follows him/her through to grade twelve.  In addition to teaching the Health & Career Education curriculum, the counsellor provides personal counselling for students.  Students may confer with counsellors any time they need assistance.  Counsellors are available to help students before school, during lunch hour, and after school.  Parents or guardians who have any concerns are also encouraged to contact the counsellor.
  
Graduation Requirements
Eighty credits in Grades 10-12 (equivalent to 20 four-credit courses) are required for graduation.
 
48 credits are Required Courses including:
 
a Language Arts 10
4 credits
a Language Arts 11
4 credits
a Language Arts 12
4 credits
Social Studies 10
4 credits
Social Studies 11, Canadian Civics 11 or
 
B.C. First Nations Studies 12
4 credits
Science 10
4 credits
a Science 11 or 12
4 credits
a Mathematics 10
4 credits
a Mathematics 11 or 12
4 credits
Physical Education 10
4 credits
a Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12
4 credits
Planning 10
4 credits
Grad Transitions
4 credits
Elective courses
28 credits
A minimum of 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level including Language Arts 12.
All ministry-authorized and board/authority-approved
courses count.
 
 
You need at least 48 credits from Required Courses - subjects such as Language Arts, Social Studies and Science to graduate. As well, you need 28 credits from Elective Courses, four credits for Grad Transitions and five Graduation Program exams. A minimum of 16 credits at the Grade 12 level are required, including Language Arts 12 (all ministry-authorized and board/authority-approved courses count).
 
 
Don’t forget that post-secondary institutions often require you to complete specific courses to get into certain programs. Careful planning in Grades 10, 11 and 12 will ensure you have all the courses and credits you need.