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  Weekly Feature (August 30, 2008)


Tuition Free Courses for Graduates
Paul's Weekly Feature


Until recently, adults, who had already graduated from a British Columbia Secondary School, were required to pay tuition for taking one or more secondary school level academic courses. Non secondary school graduated adults were always exempt from paying such tuition. These tuition fees were easily in the $250—$300 range per course if not more, depending on the school district.

Well, great news! Effective September 1st, 2008, British Columbia Secondary School graduated adults will be able to choose from many tuition free, secondary school level academic courses. This is thanks to the great “Education Guarantee” efforts by the Province of British Columbia Government, Ministry of Education. Tuition free academic secondary level courses will now be available to all adults, regardless of whether or not he or she holds a British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma.

Our Learning Centre offers adults tuition free academic courses over a wide range of levels – from the upgrading of basic academic skills and knowledge, to the Grade 11 and 12 courses leading to secondary graduation. We have courses in several academic subject areas including English, Communications, Computer Studies, Mathematics, Accounting, Sciences, Social Studies, and Humanities. Our teachers will help you choose the courses and electives that are consistent with your education and career plans.

If you’re 19 years of age or older, or even if you’re just approaching your nineteenth birthday, and if you wish to complete secondary level courses, then be sure to attend one of our upcoming registration sessions. We offer many tuition free academic courses to help you reach your current education goal - whether it’s the completion of just a single secondary course, or taking required courses to finish your British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (the Dogwood) or to obtain the Adult Graduation Diploma (the Adult Dogwood). See you at our Learning Centre!

Check the following helpful pages of information about our Learning Centre:

Courses Available
Enroll Now – Registration and Orientation
Classroom Courses and Times


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