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Information for Families

This is a public book with valuable information for families and students.

5-9 Online Program

What you need to know about Grade 5-9 online courses.

Accessing Tech Support

If you're experiencing technical difficulties and your Support or Online Teacher is not able to p...

Additional Fees for Grade 5-9 Courses

Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Courses These are the amounts deducted from student curricul...

Citing Artificial Intelligence

As we continue to navigate the rapidly changing landscape of artificial intelligence and technolo...

Citing Digital Images

As students build research skills, they learn how to reference work done by other people. In an i...

Course Extension or Retention Process

Intent It is our intent to: Meet students where they are at and provide adaptations t...

French and Spanish Online Courses

Overview HCOS French and Spanish online courses are designed to help students develop their se...

Grade 5-9 Synchronous Courses

Description Synchronous courses offer the same program of study as an online course, with the ad...

How to Order a Resource for an Online Course

Middle School Online FAQ

Middle School Online Frequently Asked Questions If you have a question that is not answered on t...

Moodle & Interactive PDF Information

If this is the first time your student is experiencing an online course, or if you are new to tak...

Online Course Preview - Guest Pass

If a family would like to preview an online course before committing to it as a part of their edu...

Orientation to Online Courses

ADST: Orientation to Online Courses Note: This module was formerly titled "Skills for Online Suc...

Tips for Middle School Online Success

Navigating online courses can be challenging for first time students. Here are a few tips to help...

Assessment

Brightspace

Student and Parent Brightspace resources

Calendars & Schedules

Core Competencies

The core competencies are a set of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies...

Curriculum Budget

Curriculum Picks

For families who do not know where to start when it comes to selecting print curriculum, we have ...

Encom

Enrollment

General Information

10 FAQs for Back to School

1. How do you lease a computer/tablet/iPad?  Our computer lease program is available. For more...

Acronyms

At Heritage Christian Online School we tend to use a lot of acronyms. Here is a chart to let help...

Administration and Staff Contacts

This page provides contact information for our school administration and office staff. Adminis...

Curriculum Picks

Home education can be overwhelming when trying to figure out what curriculum to use.  To help wit...

Foundational Beliefs

Statement of Faith We believe in the Bible to be the only infallible Word of God inspired by the...

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a landing page that has been designed to direct you to specific FAQs in the varying depar...

General FAQs

How do I obtain resources for the start of the school year? Families should contact their suppor...

Getting Ready for the Grad Program

There are many skills that make the Graduation Program more manageable for our students. These ar...

HCOS Face-to-Face Communicable Disease Prevention Protocols

HCOS protocols for face to face programming are formulated in alignment with HCOS Mission Vision ...

HCOS Student Awards

HCOS students have the opportunity to be recognized each year, based upon three distinct awards. ...

New Curriculum Purchasing Procedure

New guidelines have changed how HCOS can process the purchasing of resources from companies that ...

Online Course Preview - Guest Pass

If a family would like to preview an online course before committing to it as a part of their edu...

Online Session Recordings

A key component of synchronous courses is the ability for students and teachers to build relation...

Plagiarism Information for Parents

What is plagiarism? As a school, one of our core values is integrity. We expect that all HCOS st...

Resource Vendor Directory

After consultation with their support teacher, parents may purchase curriculum from vendors of th...

Resources and Curriculum

All purchasing MUST be completed by 11:59 pm on April 15th for the current school year. Remember,...

Safety for at Home Learners

Fire, Earthquake, Lockdown and other emergencies can happen at any time or place. Just because ...

Student School ID

HCOS can provide School ID for any of our students. To request a School ID card please fill out ...

Strategic Plan

SOPHIE

Heritage Christian Online School designed SOPHIE to be a central resource that houses procedures ...

StudyForge Subscriptions

StudyForge is an amazing digital curriculum used by thousands of students across Canada and the U...

Vaccination Reporting Regulation

BC's new Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation has been updated and HCOS will continue to provi...

Week of Welcome 2023

Click the link for your region or scroll down. Interior Lower Mainland North Island Interi...

Curriculum & Computer Deposit Process

This process does not include grade 10 - 12 students or any resources purchased using IE funding....

Grad Program

Additional Resources & Learning Supports

Subscriptions We have plenty of online subscriptions you can access to in order to find your sub...

Advanced Placement Courses

What are they? The Advanced Placement (AP) program makes college and university level courses av...

Advanced Placement FAQs

1. Do I have to take 2 final exams (the school’s final exam and the Collegeboard’s AP exam in May...

Booking for Gr. 10-12 Textbooks

Please note: This is for Individualized Patrons with Encom Passwords Logging into the Search Por...

Career Life Education & Career Life Connections Courses

This page is designed to outline the differences in the Career Life Education (CLE) and Career Li...

Comparative Civilizations Program (with Overseas Travel)

Planning for our 2020/2021 Comparative Civilizations Program is gearing up. For this, our 13th an...

Course Options

HCOS offers the flexibility to design a unique High School experience with a variety of different...

Course Selection Instructions

New Students: Once your application has been accepted by your Grad Advisor (GA), you or your par...

Course Withdrawals or Changes

Students and parents can request course withdrawals or changes during the year, however there are...

Dual Credits

The ministry of education has provided an option for students to be involved in dual credit progr...

English Language Arts Options in Grades 10-12

This page outlines the available options as well as requirements for the English Language Arts (E...

Grad FAQs

For more detailed information on the Grad program at HCOS, requirements for graduation, course se...

Grad Planner - For Families

As students enter the grad program at HCOS (Grade 10-12), they begin building their transcript an...

Grad Orientation Week Recordings 2024

Welcome to the Grad Program What Math is Right for Me? (Math 101) What Course Type to Choos...

Grad Planner - FAQ

What is the purpose of the Grad Planner?  As students complete Grades 10-12 in British Columbia,...

Grad Program Funding

This page should answer questions regarding the funding at the Grad program level. If you have ad...

Grad Program Overview

Welcome to the Grad Program at Heritage Christian Online School!  While this page will not answe...

HCOS Graduation Certificate

This page outlines the requirements needed to receive an HCOS Graduation Certificate on top of a ...

HCOS to BCOS Transfer Request: Why is this necessary?

Rationale The Ministry of Education expects that when a student is enrolled in courses in more t...

Learning a Second Language

This page outlines the options available for students who are interested in learning a second lan...

Math Course Options and Streams

This page provides information regarding the various courses and streams a student can take at HC...

Monitoring Progress & Official Reporting

Your Student's Schedule Each of our dedicated Course Specialist teachers are there to support yo...

Ordering Curriculum

In the Grad Program, for every Individualized, Online or Hybrid course, your main point of contac...

Orientation Week - ScanHunt

Provincial Assessments - Literacy and Numeracy

What is a Provincial Assessment? There are three provincial assessments that Grad program studen...

Scheduling Your Exam in Examity

This page outlines the steps to scheduling and accessing your exam through Examity. To view a vi...

Setting up Your Examity Profile (Students)

This page outlines the process for students to set up their Examity Profile.  You may follow alo...

Synchronous Courses 10-12

This page provides information around Synchronous courses that are offered from grades 10-12 Des...

The Role of the Grad Advisor

In the grad program at HCOS, students are connected with a Grad Advisor based on the region where...

Transitioning from Grade 9

Welcome to the Grad Program! This page is to help you understand some of the ins and outs and ch...

Troubling Shooting your Examity Test

If you are having trouble with starting your Examity Test you can: Troubleshoot using the 'Chat'...

Viewing Graduation Assessment Results and Your Transcript

This page provides information for students that would like to view their unofficial transcript o...

Grad Program - Physical Education Course Policy

Students are required to take Physical and Health Education 10 as part of their Dogwood Diploma p...

Homeschool Registered

Inclusive Education Program

K-9 Program

Learning Commons (Library)

Learning Commons

What is a Learning Commons? What is a Library Learning Commons?  The concept of the library as a...

FAQs and Troubleshooting Index

Content coming soon.

Curriculum Options and External Resources Index

Content coming soon.

Curriculum and Donations To The Learning Commons

Please see this page for more information regarding the curriculum loan agreement, deposit proces...

Grad Student Information

Welcome to HCOS Learning Commons!  Welcome to all of our grad families!  We pray you are all sta...

Grad Student Booking Textbooks

Please note: This is for Individualized Patrons with Encom Passwords Logging into the Search Por...

Subscriptions - Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Learning Commons FAQ website...

Learning Commons COVID Policy

COVID HCOS Learning Commons Policy  During this difficult COVID-19 time period, we want to ensur...

Learning Commons Resource Overview

We are excited to share with you all of the resources available to families, as well as how you c...

Learning Commons Website Links

The following are direct links to pertinent information that can be found on our Learning Commons...

Reading Assessment and Literacy Resources

Literacy is vital for all students as they begin school and throughout their careers. We recommen...

Research Skills Grades K-5

Primary students need to understand the basics of research in grades K-5. BrainPop has excellent ...

Research Skills Middle Grades 6-9

How do I start the Research Process? What is Universal Inquiry?  How does this apply to me? ...

Research Skills: Bibliographic Citations Gr 1- 9

Students as early as grade 1 can understand the reason for giving credit for created works. Her...

Search Portal Video Tutorials

Getting Started with the Search Portal How to Search in the Search Portal   Booking Items ...

Search Portal: Booking Multiple Items

You asked for it and now you’ve got it: by adding items to your Favourites List, you can easily b...

Shipping Information

Discover more shipping information pertinent to your account type on our website.  EnrolledRegis...

Subscriptions - Usernames and Passwords

This is the updated way for families to find Subscriptions usernames and passwords.  You may shar...

Subscriptions - Teaching Students How to Do Research

Discovery Education Tools Resources for Student Exploration in DE How to Research & Save to You...

Used Curriculum Bookstore

Here are some steps for you to purchase items from our used curriculum bookstore.  Read the paym...

Videos and Recordings - Learning Commons

Curriculum Selection Tools and Tips Webinar

Learning Groups

Mission, Values and Vision

Our Mission Statement: To develop innovative, Christ-centred educational opportunities for lea...

FAQ- General Questions

I am an HCOS Registered Student. How does that affect my participation in LG opportunities? As a...

FAQ- Applications

You’ve applied for an LG event. What’s the next step? You’ve received the automatic message indi...

FAQ- Community Connections

What are the main differences between the types of Community Connections?  See the LG Types of O...

FAQ- HCOS Scripture Memorization Challenge

Which Psalms will be the focus for the Challenge? For students wanting to learn 35 verses, the v...

FAQ Navigating the LG Website “Participate Now” Offerings Page

Learning Groups has a new website this year! All of our current offerings are listed on the “Part...

Cvent Transaction Notifications

The purpose of this page is to clarify payment transaction notifications you may receive. Cvent i...

General CC/CC+ Information

Parent Handbook You will receive a Parent Handbook from your CC coordinator at the beginning of ...

HCOS Learning Groups Information

This page provides information and resources related to HCOS Learning Groups. Welcome to HCOS...

HCOS Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Learning Camps Information

This page provides information beyond the HCOS LG Code of Conduct and Terms & Conditions page. F...

Learning Groups Frequently Asked Questions

This is a landing page that has been designed to direct you to specific FAQs regarding HCOS Learn...

Learning Groups Resources

HCOS Website - LG Section HCOS Website, LG section Information on types of LG offering FAQ Pe...

Parent Homeschool Co-op Information

This page provides information on how you as a parent can organize activities with others in your...

Types of Learning Groups Opportunities

To see a summary of our LG opportunities including Learning Camps, Year at a Glance has tabs acro...

Community Opportunities

This page is a central database of community opportunities that families might like to investigat...

Completing HCOS Learning Groups Applications

This page provides information on who to complete an HCOS Learning Group Application. If you have...

LG Terms and Conditions & Cancellation Fees Information

This page provides information on Learning Groups Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Fee infor...

Moodle

This book is a resource for parents and students in online courses. It is tools, tips and instruc...

Read for Change

Student Council

The student council will act as the voice of the student body. The council will advocate student ...

Student Support

Resources to support students.

Technology & Programs

Truth & Reconciliation Week

Tuition & Resources

Webinars, Presentations & Resources