Ministry of Education
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The purpose of the British Columbia school system is to enable the approximately 553,000 public school students, 81,000 independent school students, and over 2,200 home-schooled children enrolled each school year, 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.
- B.C.'s New Curriculum
British Columbia’s curriculum is being redesigned to respond to the demanding world our students are entering.
- Resource Management
Strategize how your school or district manages resources. Topics include: planning, purchasing, funding, reporting and vendor relationships.
Every student is unique and there are several ways to earn credit toward completing a K-12 education – consider some of the flexible options.
Get help with post-secondary tuition and fees. Learn about the scholarships available to Grade 12 students graduating high school.
Province-wide examinations, held in April, June, August, November and January (in B.C.), for students in grade 12.
- B.C. Training & Education Savings Grant
Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs.
The Libraries Branch fosters the vision of efficient, effective and connected library programs and services for B.C. residents.
- Legislation & Policies
See how laws and regulations are used to govern administration, partnerships and operation of B.C.’s education system.
- French Programs
Experience French language and culture – learn the language, study in French or find out about exchange programs, bursaries and program funding.
- Independent Schools
Information on independent schools for B.C. school administrators.
- Transcripts & Certificates
A transcript is an official listing of your secondary school (high school) marks and credits received specific to a B.C. Graduation Program.
- Teacher Certification
The Teacher Regulation Branch provides operational support to the regulatory structure for the teaching profession in British Columbia
- StrongStart BC
Participate with your young child (aged birth to five) in play-based early learning activities – including stories, music and art.
- BC OneCard
Don’t leave home without your library card – you can use it to access and borrow from any participating public library in the province.
- Seismic Mitigation Program
A comprehensive school seismic upgrading program is underway to make schools safer in the event of an earthquake by minimizing the probability of structural collapse.