Dual Credit Policy
Students may earn credits toward graduation in a variety of ways. In addition to earning credits by successfully completing courses delivered by a B.C. public or independent school, students will be awarded credits through this policy for dual credit courses.
Learning is a life-long activity. Students learn in a variety of ways, some of which take place outside of British Columbia or outside of the regular secondary school program. Flex Academy will grant credit towards graduation for learning that has been assessed and matches or exceeds provincial, national or international standards.
Policy in full
This policy describes how Flex Academy awards credit to students who have successfully completed an equivalent Grade 10-12 course from an educational jurisdiction or institution outside the B.C. school system.
Flex Academy will award credit based on equivalency for Grades 10-12 Ministry-developed courses (including courses with a Graduation Program Exam) and Board Authorized courses. There is no limit to the number of credits students may be awarded through equivalency.
Credit from Post-Secondary Courses Policy
This policy describes how students earn credit towards graduation by earning credit for courses at specific post-secondary institutions. Equivalency credit will be awarded based on the Course Challenge and Equivalency Policy.
Students are entitled to earn dual credit if they earn credit that leads to a post-secondary credential from a member post-secondary institution of the British Columbia Transfer System or offered in French through Educacentre.
Post-secondary courses for which credit may be earned must be documented as follows:
- Listed in the most recent edition of the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer Guide, or
- Specified in individual Career Technical Centre (CTC) program agreements, or
- Included in a BC public post-secondary institution's calendar as a course leading to a credential of one year or less, a two-year diploma or a four-year degree
Applicable post-secondary level courses count towards the required number of Grade 12 level credits needed to satisfy graduation requirements.
Procedures for Earning Dual Credit
Flex Academy will assign all credits earned at a post-secondary institution a letter grade and percentage for reporting and transcript purposes. Provided a course consists of the standard number of hours for most courses offered at that post-secondary institution, such courses will be awarded four credits, regardless of the number of credits indicated on the post-secondary institution's transcript. However, if the course at the post-secondary institution is offered in modules, credits awarded should be proportionate to 4 credits for the whole course.