Students can receive a regular Dogwood Diploma or an Adult Graduation Diploma (if over the age of 18) from the Purpose Secondary School upon completion of the required course work. This diploma allows access to secondary education programs at the many colleges and Universities.
The adult student will receive an Adult Dogwood at the completion of this program.
Students can also receive an Evergreen Diploma which indicates high school completion.
Students are required to earn 80 credits through grades 10 – 12.
(80 credits over Grades 10, 11, and 12)
48 required credits:
- a Language Arts 10 (4 credits)
- a Language Arts 11 (4 credits)
- a Languages Arts 12 (4 credits)
- Social Studies 10 (4 credits)
- a Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
- a Mathmatics 10 (4 credits)
- a Mathmatics 11 or 12 (4 credits)
- Science 10 (4 credits)
- a Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
- Planning 10 (4 credits)
- Physical Education 10 (4 credits)
- Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 (4 credits)
Students must earn at least 28 elective credits. These credits can be for:
- Earn 4 graduation graduation transitions credits
- Complete a minimum of 28 elective credits
An unlimited number of credits from board or independent school authority-authorized or post-secondary electives may count toward graduation.
A minimum of 16 credits from either ministry or board authority-authorized or post-secondary courses are required at the grade 12 level.
Five Graduation Program Exams in Grades 10 – 12 are required for graduation, including English 12.
Are there tuition fees at Purpose?
Is Purpose School close to public transportation?
Yes. Purpose School is one short block from the New Westminster Station Skytrain.
Can I graduate from Purpose?
Can I go to Post Secondary Education with my Purpose Education?
What is required to get into Purpose?
How many classes does a full-time student take?
Purpose is on a trimester system. Students are enrolled in courses in the morning and in the afternoon Each course lasts twelve weeks. Students who attend for the whole year complete eight courses.
What grades are taught at Purpose?
Do I get full credit for course completion?
Yes. All courses taught at Purpose are recognized by the Ministry of Education and they count towards high school completion and the BC Dogwood Diploma. All teachers at Purpose have their B.C. teaching credentials.
Why do students choose Purpose over other schools?
Many students prefer to learn in a smaller educational setting with smaller classes. We are a school community supporting students emotionally as well as academically.
Purpose Secondary School
40 Begbie Street
New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 3L9
604 526 2522
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