Program and Course Options
British Columbia’s education system offers a diversity of programs to meet each student’s unique needs. All students – from early learners to those approaching secondary school graduation – should be able to explore their personal interests and passions.
Explore this up-to-date source of information for all K-12 courses offered in B.C.:
All students in B.C. are encouraged to learn to speak and study in French. Programs offering French language instruction make this opportunity available for both francophone and non-francophone students.
Many international students choose to study with B.C. teachers at B.C. schools because they are among the best in the world. Also, getting into a Canadian university or post-secondary program can be easier for students who have a graduation diploma from B.C.
Additional specialized programs for high school students are available in areas ranging from career programs and credit for learning outside of the B.C. school system. These include:
- Advanced Placement
Take college and university-level courses and exams while still attending secondary school.
- Advancement Via Individual Determination
Learn about tailored support available to help certain students prepare for post-secondary education.
- Career Programs
Participate in career-specific studies and related community-based work experience.
- External Credit Courses
Earn credit toward graduation by taking a specialized program outside the B.C. school system.
- International Baccalaureate
Challenge yourself through this program aimed at preparing students for success at university.