Grad Program

Additional Resources & Learning Supports

Subscriptions

We have plenty of online subscriptions you can access to in order to find your subscription login information, go to your parent homepage in Encom and click on “Curriculum Resources”:

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Then scroll down to find the links and passwords to the subscription(s) you are interested in.

Learning Camps/Community Connections

You may sign up for our learning camp e-alerts here. By visiting the former website you may also find more info on our Learning Camps and Community Connections programs for the Grad Program.

Learning Commons

Be sure to visit our Learning Commons (library) and check out all the fabulous resources there. An excellent source of help is Pippa Davies who is our Learning Commons Librarian. She can help you with both physical and virtual resources to cover most, if not all, of your curricular needs.

Career Life Education & Career Life Connections Courses

This page is designed to outline the differences in the Career Life Education (CLE) and Career Life Connections (CLC) offerings at HCOS. 

Career Life Education should be taken before Career Life Connections. 

The Ministry of Education has outline the rationale and goals for the new K-12 Career Education offerings:

Rationale

Today’s graduates must be able to adapt to ongoing change in many aspects of their lives. For most people, career life planning will not be a matter of making one major decision and living with it for a lifetime. Instead, purposeful career-life development, where students learn how to set personally meaningful goals, recognize and cultivate relevant opportunities and supportive relationships, and continually re-evaluate and revise their plans, is a requirement for educated citizens in an ever-changing world.

Educated citizens are lifelong learners who continually build on their self-awareness about evolving interests and strengths, and who are able to use this personal knowledge to inform their career-life choices with flexibility as opportunities and challenges arise. Career Education fosters development of the confidence, knowledge, and competencies necessary to succeed in personal, educational, and workplace contexts throughout life.

From Kindergarten to graduation, the Career Education curriculum offers students many opportunities to explore and develop personal interests, strengths, and competencies while making connections with experiential learning, career life possibilities, and preferred post-graduation opportunities. Under the guidance of their teachers, students discover that career life development with intent is not simply figuring out what they want to be when they grow up, but a lifelong journey of being and becoming who they want to be in the world and how they can make meaningful contributions in their communities.

Career Education includes reflection on learning experiences both in school and out of school, and facilitates connections with communities and networks to support personal career-life interests and goals. The Career Education curriculum aligns with the First Peoples Principles of Learning, highlighting a holistic view of students placed at the centre of their learning, and recognizing the importance of experiential learning, guidance from mentors, and community involvement.

Goals

The Career Education curriculum contributes to students’ development as educated citizens through the achievement of the following goals. Students are expected to:

  • recognize the need to be adaptable, resilient, and flexible in order to meet the ever-changing opportunities and challenges of today’s world
  • understand how ongoing purposeful career life development contributes to the success and well-being of individuals, communities, and society
  • build personal career life development capacity to effectively learn and grow new interests, knowledge, skills, and competencies throughout their lives
  • develop awareness of their personal strengths, competencies, values, and passions, and use this self-knowledge to inform career life choices
  • communicate and interact collaboratively with others, valuing diversity of people, perspectives, worldviews, ideas, and opportunities
  • explore a range of experiences, roles, and opportunities in personal, educational, and workplace contexts to advance their personal career-life journeys

HCOS Grad Program Offerings

In Encom you will see Career Life Education and Career Life Connections offered at all three grade levels (10, 11 and 12). This is because we want to work flexibly with our students to have them complete the courses when it is best for them in their educational journey. 

Requirements:

  • Students must complete Career Life Education and Career Life Connections before graduating. You only have to complete the course once!
  • Career Life Education should be completed prior to taking Career Life Connections. 

HCOS offers both Career Life courses as online courses and individualized courses. Please connect with your Grad Advisor to plan the best time for you to take these as well as which course option is best for you! 

Course Selection Instructions

Course selection for the next school year, is available as of June 1st. 

For example, for the 2019/2020 school year, you are able to choose your courses as of June 1, 2019. 

New Students:

Once your application has been accepted by your Grad Advisor (GA), you or your parent can log into Encom and select your courses. 

Returning Students:

You must have re-enrolled first in order to choose your courses for the next year. 

  1. Log into Encom with your parent user name and password.
  2. Click on the Re-Enrollment icon and follow the prompts. 
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  3. Be sure you are in the correct school year by clicking the Calendar icon termbutton.JPG in the top right of the Encom page. You need to insure you are selecting courses for the correct school year. 
  4. Click on the Course Selection button.
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  5. Courses that are associated with the grade of the student will appear. For examples if your student is in Grade 11 in the chosen school year, Grade 11 courses will appear. You can use the Quick Search bar in the top left to search the courses, or scroll through the list. 
  6. If you'd like to select a course from a different grade level. Click the Advance Search button in the navigation bar. You can then navigate to a different grade level.
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  7. When you've found a course you'd like to add. Click on the icon. You will then be taken to a short description of the course, and some more information. Verify that you are selecting the correct course (online or individualized) and click the Add Course button.
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  8. You then need to select the pace at which you'd like to complete the course from the drop down menu provided:
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  9. Continue selecting additional courses.
  10. Important: Once you have completed all of your selections, you must Review and Save. If you are not confident in your selections or unfinished, do not click Review and Save. Once you click the option, you are locked out of course selections and will need to contact your Grad Advisor to make additional changes.
     
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  11. Once you have saved your selection, you will then be direct to a page for Resources. If texts are required for any of the online courses you've selected, they will be listed here. The price that appears is what you will be billed if the book is not returned to the office. Ordering them now, ensures they are mailed out to you in a timely fashion. Click on 'Submit' to place your resources order. 
  12. To view the courses for your student, click on the Course List button on the main Encom page. 
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English Language Arts Options in Grades 10-12

This page outlines the available options as well as requirements for the English Language Arts (ELA) options in Grades 10 through 12.

English Language Arts under the new BC Curriculum provides students with more options to learn their English skills and materials in methods and manners that are more applicable to each unique student. As such, there is choice in what students may do to achieve the required credit.

Grade 10
Requirement Choice Example

Students must completed 4 credits of ELA 10.

 

Courses are 2 credits each - meaning students must select a minimum of 2 courses or a combined offering.

 

Any additional courses taken count towards elective credit for graduation.

2 Credit Options,

  • Composition 10 (Online/Individualized)
  • Creative Writing 10 (Individualized)
  • Literary Studies 10 (Online/Individualized) 
  • New Media 10 Individualized 
  • Spoken Language 10 Individualized 

4 Credit Options, 

  • Composition 10 and Literary Studies 10 Combined Online Course (4 credits)
  • Composition 10 and Literary Studies 10 Combined Online Synchronous Course (4 credits)

Sarah has strong writing skills and has aspirations to explore Journalism when she graduates. She would like to focus on courses that help her enhance her writing. Because she needs 4 credits to satisfy graduation requirements Sarah will take:

  • Composition 10 Individualized and
  • Creative Writing 10 Individualized

 

Jonas enjoys taking online courses and doesn't want to have to concern himself with taking two separate courses. He will enrol in the Composition 10 and Literary Studies 10 Combined Online courses which satisfies all 4 required credits.

Grade 11
Requirement Choice Example

Students must completed 4 credits of ELA 11.

 

Any additional courses taken count towards elective credit for graduation.

All options are 4 Credits

 

  • Composition 11 (Individualized)
  • Creative Writing 11 Individualized (4 credits)
  • Literary Studies 11 (Online/Individualized) 
  • New Media 11(Individualized) 
  • Spoken Language 11 (Individualized) 

Bailey likes the idea of presenting and using her skills as a drama student to share her learning. She likes to orally present her learning and will enrol in Spoken Language 11 Individualized. This course satisfies all credits required for her at the Grade 11 level.

 

 

Thomas likes to create and edit major video productions. This is a passion area of his and writing is not his strongest ability. Although there is a writing component to New Media 11, the content is focused around different media types, one of which is video. This course is the most appealing to Thomas' strengths and passions and satisfies all requirements for ELA 11.

Grade 12
Requirement Choice Example

All students must take English Studies 12 OR First Peoples English Studies 12 in order to graduate.

 

Any additional courses taken count towards elective credit for graduation.

All options are 4 credits

  • English Studies 12 (Online/Individualized) - required course
  • Composition 12 (Individualized)
  • Creative Writing 12 (Individualized)
  • Literary Studies 12 (Individualized)
  • New Media 12 (Individualized)
  • Spoken Language 12 (Individualized)

In order to graduate, all students must take English Studies 12 or First Peoples English Studies 12.

 

Any additional courses taken at the Grade 12 level count towards elective credit and the grade 12 required credit for graduation.

Europe Trip: CR + P 12

Comparative Religion + Philosophy Program (Europe )

Planning for our 2019/2020 CR+P 12 (With Europe Trip) program is gearing up. For this, our 12th anniversary year, we would like to invite you to consider becoming an important part of the legacy. The CR+P Team always marvels at how the Spirit of God year after year transforms the life of each student who participates in this adventure  based on the divine appointment God has for each year's encounters.

If you plan to join us, prepare to have your perspectives on faith and life recalibrated, as you become part of a travelling community who through a wondrous exploration of history and culture will encounter the revitalizing truths of God¹s historical master plan. In short, this is more than a program featuring a cool trip to Europe. It is an intensely spiritual and life-affirming experience.

Please also note that students earn a minimum of 12 credits by choosing at least three courses from the following Comparative Religion & Philosophy (CR+P) course list:

  • CR+P - Art Studio 12 (with Europe Trip)
  • CR+P - Christian Studies 12 (with Europe Trip)
  • CR+P - Comparative Cultures 12 (with Europe Trip)
  • CR+P - Philosophy 12 (with Europe Trip)
  • CR+P - World Religions 12 (with Europe Trip)

Each study/travel course combo is designed to best fit each student's particular interests and transcript needs.

Tentative Dates: 12 Days some time in the last three weeks of March 2020.

Program Fee: $3780.00 ($1260 non-refundable deposit due late October/early November 2019)

Application Process: To register for this program, log into your ENCOM account, click 'Select Courses', select the courses with the the CR+P prefix in the Grade 12 course selection list. There is a program limit so be sure to reserve your place as soon as possible. Typing in Europe in the Course Search bar will also list the relevant courses. The trip typically focuses on major destinations in Greece, Italy, and more. It is a fast-paced adventure filled with wonder and excitement.

For more information please contact: Eric Vanee 

 

 

Getting Ready for the Grad Program

There are many skills that make the Graduation Program more manageable for our students. These are competencies that need to be built over time. Whether high school is just around the corner or a few years away, it is important to start building these skills now.

Key Skills

Independence

During the grad program years, teachers want your student(s) to be able to show their own learning. They want direct communication with the student(s) they are teaching, assessing and evaluating. Students are expected to be independently motivated to move through the grad program with goals for their adult life driving the building of their transcript.

  • Are your students able to communicate what they have been learning with their teacher by doing their own weekly reporting? This can change gradually, but by grades 7-9, students should be doing their own reporting.
  • Do your children pursue their interests and passions on their own?
  • Can your children follow a schedule for school?
  • Do they take responsibility for getting things done on time, and moving forward in their courses?

Ownership

Your student(s) will be expected to drive their own educational plan, and complete goals on time schedules during the grad program years.

  • Are your children involved in planning their program? Do they let their preferences be known?
  • When they are struggling to learn a concept do they seek help?
  • Do they understand the how/why of what they are learning?
  • When things are difficult do they keep trying?

Communication

During the grad program years, your students will have up to six teachers they will need to communicate regularly with. They will need to be able to manage communication with different personalities and with different styles.

  • Do your students communicate regularly with their teachers?
  • Is their communication in the proper form?
  • Do they answer questions in depth, or do they just touch the surface?

Organization

Students are expected to complete the assigned work on schedule. That schedule may vary from course to course, semester to semester. 

  • Are your children able to manage their time? (What do I need to do? What is my step-by-step game plan for getting it done?)
  • Do they plan their learning and follow their plan? (How am I going to get this done?)
  • When they have outside activities (piano, soccer, etc.) do they have their supplies ready?
  • Do they know strategies for help in this area (calendars, due dates, task lists, electronic reminders)

Prolonged Time

Individualized and online courses take time. They are created to take between 100-120 hours to complete, but for some students it takes even longer and some a quite a bit faster. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 4 to 5 hours on course related work five days-a-week in the Grad Program. This does not include things like outside lessons or activities.

  • Are your children starting to spend more and more time “doing school”?

Academic Preparedness

As students progress through the grades learning and output expectations become more robust. During the grad program years even individualized courses have specific assignments from time to time that must be completed, mostly by writing. These are usually in-depth and require higher order thinking skills such as inference, synthesis and analysis as opposed to comprehension.

  • Are your students digging deeply into topics or simply filling in blanks?
  • Do your students understand how to express their opinions?
  • Do your students understand the difference between input (reading a book, research, textbook reading, watching a video, doing a science experiment) and output, which a teacher can mark for evaluation and assessment purposes (essays, forum posts, slide shows, monologues, collages, political cartoons, science lab write-ups)
  • Do your students write to show their learning in subjects like science, social studies, math and art?
Building These Skills

To help students develop these skills you can begin with some of the following activities:

  1. Online Courses - Through online courses students learn to communicate with their teacher, take responsibility for their learning and learn time management.
  2. Technology Skills – Move beyond social media and let your students use technology rather than having technology use them. Introduce them to Google Calendar, start a blog, learn to compress files, make a pdf, and learn about reliable websites, learn to use G-Drive, manipulate pictures, send email with attachments, use a wide variety of software that dovetails with interest.
  3. Group Activities – Educational group activities help students develop many of the above skills. Involve your children in Community Connections, Learning Camps, Youth Group, etc.
  4. Writing Skills – Writing is an extremely important skill for students in the graduation program. They need to be able to write emails using proper voice, they need to express what they’ve learned through reports and oral presentations. Even in subjects such as music, students are expected to write to communicate their learning so they can receive credit.
  5. Math Skills – Students need a robust math program to develop the skills for higher level math learning. Remember that not all programs cover all areas of learning.  Often topics such as geometry, measurement, financial literacy and probability are missed. Build time into your middle school program to cover these topics.
  6. Critical Thinking – Try to ensure that as your children progress through the grades they have opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. Simply filling in blanks in a workbook won’t build the skills necessary for life. They need to engage in discussions, projects, have time for analysis, express opinions and delve into deeper learning.
  7. Time Spent on School Pursuits—Train children to spend more time on school to the point where they are spending 5+ hours a day and feeling comfortable with that by the end of grade 9.

Grad Program Funding

This page should answer questions regarding the funding at the Grad program level. If you have additional questions please contact the Director of Grad, Chelsea Bitgood, for more clarification. 

How does the funding work?

The Ministry of Education funds a Grad Program (GP) student per course they take, not as a ‘full program of studies’, which is the process for students in Grades K-9. This enables a GP student to take courses with a variety of schools (Distributed Learning, campus etc) and each school only applies for the funding that is associated with the courses the student is taking with them.

Example:  Sally signs up to takes Math, Planning and Science with Heritage Christian Online School. Once she is considered ACTIVE (completed 5% to 10% of the course as verified by her teacher), the teacher will post an ACTIVE DATE for that course in Encom. Once the student is active in a course, HCOS sends a request to the Ministry of Education for the funding they provide for those courses. Funding is not requested for a student until they are active. 

Sally also enrolls at a campus school for PHE and Drama. The campus school then requests funding for those two courses.

What sort of funding is provided to the parents for curriculum purchases?

Students have two options for course delivery when they are fully enrolled (taking the majority) of their courses with HCOS. Online and Individualized.

  1. Online Course Option: These courses have all their resources provided so there is $0 provided to the parent for curriculum purchases.
  2. Individualized/Hybrid Course Option: These courses require a Student Learning Plan (SLP) created in consultation with a course Support Teacher. For these courses, parents are required to purchase the curriculum resources need for the student to earn credit. 

    HCOS makes $100 of curriculum funding available for students per Individualized/Hybrid course.

Why does my funding amount say $0 for my Grad Program student?

This would be because you have not completed course selection for the student or all of the courses on their list are Online (which offer $0 in funding as all resources are provided for your student). Remember, the $100 amount is per Individualized course. If there are no Individualized courses, there is no funding.

How can I check on my student's account to see the amount that they have?

Log into Encom with your parent access info. This information was originally sent in your welcome email. If you do not have record of it please contact tech support at tech@onlineschool.ca

Once in Encom, click on “Additional Resources” at the top of the page. That should open a window with an itemized list of orders or expenditures and a total amount remaining for your overall funding amount.additionalresources.PNG

 

My student is taking two individualized courses (Music 10 and PHE 10) so I have $200 of curriculum funding available. Can I use it for a gym pass?

Yes, as your purchase is needed to support PE 10 outcomes. Note: All expenses must correlate with a course on the student's list and be listed on the course SLP. 

Is there a limit to how much I can use for consumables and third part vendors (lessons etc)?

Yes, if you have the funding available in your student's account, there is a government regulation cap of $600. 

Can I pool family curriculum amounts and pay for an invoice for one student?

Yes, as long as you keep in mind the $600 limit for consumable or third party vendors. If you have any questions about this, please contact the office at office@onlineschool.ca 

How do I spend my student's available funds?

Once the office has received all your student's required documentation, they will issue your student a Purchase Order Number (PO#). You can see your student's PO# in Encom, in their profile. You can then use this PO# to order from any of our resource vendors. Invoices for lessons are processed by the school and can be submitted after November 1st of the current school year. 

Note: The school can not reimburse parents directly so make sure all your purchases and invoices are processed by PO# or vendor invoices sent to the school office. 

All third party lesson providers must have a Criminal Record Check on file with the office in order for us to pay their invoice. 

How is my student's funding account affected if they withdraw from an Individualized course they decide not to take?

If, at any time during the year, an Individualized course (activated or not) is removed from your student's course list for the year, the resource funding for that course is also removed. This may mean that if you have already spent that funding, there could be an outstanding amount to be repaid to the HCOS office.

HCOS does their final request for funding at the end of April. What if my student does not get an active date for an Individualized course by then?

If your student does not get an active date in an Individualized course by the end of April, Encom will automatically withdraw the student from the course because we can no longer request funding for the school year. As a result, the $100 associated with that course will also be removed from the student's funding account. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact your Individualized Course Support teacher, Grad Advisor, or the Director of Grad. 

Gr. 10 Course Planning Worksheet

Grade 10 - British Columbia Dogwood Graduation Program Planner

If you are entering Grade 10 in the 2019/2020 school year please use this template. You are on the 2018 graduation plan. 

  • You are funded in BC until you are 19 years old, giving you the option to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses or arrange your schedule more flexibly (ex. take two months and go on a missions trip).
  • In the Scheduled column, indicate the month and year (e.g. 09/2019) you plan to start that course during this school year. In that column, also indicate Semester 1 (S1), Semester 2 (S2), or Linear (L) depending on your planned pacing for each course. You will have one calendar year from the date of registration to complete a course so sometimes it is advisable to add a course later in the year than September to give yourself the maximum amount of time to complete.
  • In the Date Completed column, indicate the month and year (e.g. 06/2020) that you completed the course.
  • Feel free to Print this template. If you use the options in the top right corner, you can print to PDF and then physically print a hard copy to complete. 
  • To see a list of all courses offered, detailed information about a course, and the teacher for the upcoming school year, please click here

  • If at any time you would like a guest pass to view a grade level of our Online Curriculum and Courses, please contact the office (office@onlineschool.ca) for a Guest Username and Password. Please make sure that you specify the which grade you'd like the pass for. 

Required BC Ministry Courses Credits Scheduled Date Completed
English Language Arts Module 1 2    
English Language Arts Module 2 2    
Social Studies 10 4    
Science 10 4    

Mathematics 10 - one of...

  • Foundations and PreCalculus OR
  • Workplace
4    
Physical and Health Education 10 4    
English Language Arts 11 4    
Social Studies 11 or 12 4    
Science 11 or 12 4    

Mathematics 11 or 12

4    
English Studies 12 4    
Career Life Education 4    
Career Life Connections with Capstone Project 4    

1 Fine Arts OR 1 Applied Skills course

(at the grade 10, 11 or 12 level)

4    
Literacy Assessment Grade 10      
Literacy Assessment Grade 12      
Numeracy Assessment      
Total Credits: 52    
Locally Developed Courses (for HCOS Certificate) Credits Scheduled Date Completed
Christian Studies 10 4    
Christian Studies 11 4    
Christian Studies 12 4    
Total Credits: 12    
Additional Grade 10 through 12 Credits Credits Scheduled Date Completed
Foreign Language (if planning to attend university,
up to Grade 11)
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Total Credits Required: 16 minimum    
Total Credits Required to Graduate: 80 credits    
  • Of the 80 credits needed for graduation, at least 16 must come from Grade 12 level courses.

    If your student is considering a post-secondary university education, BE SURE to check to see if they require a Language 11 course as part of their Admissions criteria. Also check to see if they have any other specific course requirements.

Gr. 11 Course Planning Worksheet

Grade 11 - British Columbia Dogwood Graduation Program Planner

If you are entering Grade 11 in the 2019/2020 school year, please use this template. 

  • You are funded in BC until you are 19 years old, giving you the option to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses or arrange your schedule more flexibly (ex. take two months and go on a missions trip).
  • In the Scheduled column, indicate the month and year (e.g. 10/2019) you plan to start that course during this school year. In that column, also indicate Semester 1 (S1), Semester 2 (S2), or Linear (L) depending on your planned pacing for each course. You will have one calendar year from the date of registration to complete a course so sometimes it is advisable to add a course later in the year than September to give yourself the maximum amount of time to complete.
  • In the Date Completed column, indicate the month and year (e.g. 06/2019) that you completed the course.
  • Feel free to Print this template. If you use the options in the top right corner, you can print to PDF and then physically print a hard copy to complete.
  • To see a list of all courses offered, detailed information about a course, and the teacher for the upcoming school year, please click here

  • If at any time you would like a guest pass to view a grade level of our Online Curriculum and Courses, please contact the office (office@onlineschool.ca) for a Guest Username and Password. Please make sure that you specify the which grade you'd like the pass for. 

Required BC Ministry Courses Credits Scheduled Date Completed
English Language Arts Module 1 2    
English Language Arts Module 2 2    
Social Studies 10 4    
Science 10 4    

A Mathematics 10

  • Foundations and PreCalculus OR
  • Workplace
4    
Physical and Health Education 10 4    
English Language Arts 11 4    
Social Studies 11 or 12 4    
Science 11 or 12 4    

Mathematics 11 or 12

4    
English Studies 12 4    
Career Life Education 4    
Career Life Connections with Capstone Project 4    

1 Fine Arts OR 1 Applied Skills course

(at the grade 10, 11 or 12 level)

4    
Literacy Assessment Grade 12      
Numeracy Assessment      
Total Credits: 52    
Locally Developed Courses (for HCOS Certificate) Credits Scheduled Date Completed
Christian Studies 10 4    
Christian Studies 11 4    
Christian Studies 12 4    
Total Credits: 12    
Additional Grade 10 through 12 Credits Credits Scheduled Date Completed
Foreign Language (if planning to attend university,
up to Grade 11)
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Total Credits Required: 16 minimum    
Total Credits Required to Graduate: 80 credits    
  • Of the 80 credits needed for graduation, at least 16 must come from Grade 12 level courses.

    If your student is considering a post-secondary university education, BE SURE to check to see if they require a Language 11 course as part of their Admissions criteria. Also check to see if they have any other specific course requirements.

 

Gr. 12 Course Planning Worksheet

Grade 12 - British Columbia Dogwood Graduation Program Planner

If you are entering Grade 12 in the 2019/2020 school year, please use this template. There are significant differences between this template and the ones provided for the other grades. 

  • You are funded in BC until you are 19 years old, giving you the option to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses or arrange your schedule more flexibly (ex. take two months and go on a missions trip).
  • In the Scheduled column, indicate the month and year (e.g. 02/11) you plan to start that course during this school year. In that column, also indicate Semester 1 (S1), Semester 2 (S2), or Linear (L) depending on your planned pacing for each course. You will have one calendar year from the date of registration to complete a course so sometimes it is advisable to add a course later in the year than September to give yourself the maximum amount of time to complete.
  • In the Date Completed column, indicate the month and year (e.g. 06/11) that you completed the course.
  • Feel free to Print this template. If you use the options in the top right corner, you can print to PDF and then physically print a hard copy to complete. 
  • To see a list of all courses offered, detailed information about a course, and the teacher for the upcoming school year, please click here

  • If at any time you would like a guest pass to view a grade level of our Online Curriculum and Courses, please contact the office (office@onlineschool.ca) for a Guest Username and Password. Please make sure that you specify the which grade you'd like the pass for. 

Required BC Ministry Courses Credits Scheduled Date Completed
English Language Arts Module 1 2    
English Language Arts Module 2 2    
Social Studies 10 4    
Science 10 4    

A Mathematics 10

  • Foundations and PreCalculus OR
  • Workplace
4    
Physical and Health Education 10 4    
English Language Arts 11 4    
Social Studies 11 or 12 4    
Science 11 or 12 4    

Mathematics 11 or 12

4    
English Studies 12 4    
Career Life Education 4    
Career Life Connections with Capstone Project 4    

1 Fine Arts or 1 Applied Skills course

(at the grade 10, 11 or 12 level)

4    
English 12 (prior to June 30, 2018) - English 12 Provincial      
Numeracy Assessment      
Total Credits: 52    
Locally Developed Courses (for HCOS Certificate) Credits Scheduled Date Completed
Christian Studies 10 4    
Christian Studies 11 4    
Christian Studies 12 4    
Total Credits: 12    
Additional Grade 10 through 12 Credits Credits Scheduled Date Completed
Foreign Language (if planning to attend university,
up to Grade 11)
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Total Credits Required: 16 minimum    
Total Credits Required to Graduate: 80 credits    
  • Of the 80 credits needed for graduation, at least 16 must come from Grade 12 level courses.

    If your student is considering a post-secondary university education, BE SURE to check to see if they require a Language 11 course as part of their Admissions criteria. Also check to see if they have any other specific course requirements.

 

Monitoring Progress & Official Reporting

Your Student's Schedule

Each of our dedicated Course Specialist teachers are there to support your student in their learning journey. Teachers can help set up course schedules, but it is best that you as the parent collaborate with your student to decide on the best schedule. 

At the Grad Program level, each courses roughly takes 100-120 hours of work. Be sure that the schedule takes this into account. Generally, students should be dedicating 25-30 hours per week for specific course work, with additional time required for reading and research. This time allotment is standard for completing four courses per semester (an 18 week period). 

Course Progress in Moodle (for online or hybrid courses)

Be sure you know your student’s Moodle User Name and Password (this can be set up in Encom). Until you are sure your student is on pace, please log in every week to monitor your student’s progress. A student's progress and marks can be viewed once they have set up their scheduler in each course. When you log in, their home page will give you a quick overview of their progress and grade. Click on either one (Progress or Grade) and more details will show up:

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The system will tell you if your student is off pace. First the progress line below the course name will go yellow, then red when your student is seriously behind. Yellow is usually temporary and not too serious but when the line is RED, you should be hearing from their teacher. Hopefully, you catch issues before things get this far.

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You or your student should always contact the teacher if they need assistance, or would like to reset their schedule. They are there to help!

Proctored Exams

For some core courses, a Support Teacher may request a student write a supervised Proctored Exam. This is at the teacher’s discretion and the student and parent will be notified by the teacher. At that time, the teacher will also inform the parent and student about the process of proctoring and how that exam mark is weighed.

Official Report Cards

If your student has an Active Date (having completed 5-10% or more of a course) they will receive a term report card until they are done. Term report cards are posted in Encom in January and the end of June, and if the student is doing summer session, mid August. Interim reports may also be sent home at any time to update parents and students on their course progress or areas of concern.

In Encom, there is the option to print out the report if you would like a paper copy.

If you do not see a report for a course your student is active in, please contact their Support Teacher.

Ministry of Education Official Transcripts

We regularly submit final grades to the Ministry of Education and they post them onto the student transcript usually about four weeks after the school has submitted. Students can check on their transcript here. If you have any questions about your transcript, please contact your Grad Advisor or the Director of Grad. 

Grade 12 students can also request a copy of their final transcript at the same web-page above. 

Note: you will need your PEN (Personal Education Number) in order to order your transcript. This can be found in Encom. If you need assistance, please contact your Grad Advisor. 

Moodle Account

Moodle is a required part of any online or hybrid course. In addition, some individualized teachers use Moodle as a way to track submissions and documents. The instructions below will walk you through setting up your student's Moodle account for the first time and how to login to Moodle.

Setting Up A Student Account

If this is the first time your student has taken a Moodle course please follow the steps below to create a password for them.

Login to your Parent account in Encom and click on the Student's Account button.

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If you do not see Student's Account you can access your student's profile by clicking Student Lists (1) in the upper menu and select Upcoming Students (2) on the left

On the Student Account page you will find your student's Username and a text field to set the Moodle login password for the account. Remember to click Save Changes at the bottom of the page if you make any changes. Updates can take up to 10 minutes. Please wait this period before contacting Tech Support for any assistance. accountinfo.jpg
You can also check which courses you are enrolled in within Moodle by clicking the blue Moodle Sync Status button. This page only shows the courses your student is enrolled/completed through Moodle. All courses can be seen on the student's course list page. onlinecourseinfo.JPG

Accessing Moodle

Navigate to HCOS' Homepage. In the top right you will see a Log In icon.