ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL
CHEK ABC offers a fully-accredited high school program.
There is great flexibility in course selection and our high school team works with students to develop a personalized program that leads towards graduation with a Dogwood Diploma or High School Completion Certificate (Evergreen). We work hard to ensure that all students experience success within their unique circumstances!
We take into account the goals and interest of the student in course planning. Students can start a course at any time of year and have up to one full calendar year to complete! Students who attend CHEK ABC as their school of record will write the mandatory Graduation Numeracy Assessment and the mandatory Graduation Literary Assessments. They are offered two times per year and students can take them up to three times over the course of their high school career. You can learn more about these assessments here, https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/provincial-assessment
Teachers make adaptations for students, as required, if there are learning difficulties. Online courses are easy to navigate, self-paced, and interactive. Bible is offered as an elective for credit and prepares students to graduate high school with a Biblical Worldview. Students can even combine their CHEK ABC courses with courses in a local school.
Through a combination of online courses, personalized pacing, and using activities a student is already engaged in, CHEK ABC students complete needed requirements in various ways. All CHEK ABC High School courses meet the new BC curriculum. To read more about this curriculum visit the BC Ministry of Education webpage regarding requirements.
In order for a student to achieve a Dogwood Diploma in this program, a student must earn 80 credits:
Required Courses (48 credits)
- Career Life Education and Career Life Connections (8 credits)
- 2 Language Arts 10 (2 credits each)
- a Language Arts 11 (4 credits)
- English Studies 12 (4 credits)
- a Mathematics 10 (4 credits)
- a Mathematics 11 or 12 (4 credits)
- a Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 (4 credits)
- a Social Studies 10 (4 credits)
- a Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
- Science 10 (4 credits)
- a Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
- Physical Health Education 10 (4 credits)
- Capstone Project (part of Career life Connections credits) to be completed in Grade 12
Students should make sure to take the right courses by checking in with their school counselor or by reviewing the Grad Planner. For more information on the Dogwood Diploma Program Requirements, please visit the BC Ministry Website.
Elective Courses (28 credits)
CHEK ABC offers many personalized elective courses that students can take. Students need at least three elective courses at the Grade 12 level. CHEK ABC students will often choose Bible courses, which are considered elective credits, to complete part of this requirement. Also, students can earn External Credits (for instance, from Royal Conservatory Music, or Cadets, or Red Cross Lifeguarding/Swimming). Work Experience or Career Programs are recognized ways of earning credit as well. Just ask us about what you are interested in!
If a School of Record high school student meets the requirements for a regular BC Dogwood AND also completes Bible 10, Bible 11 and a course needed for Bible 12 (Cross Cultural Ministry 12, Social Justice 12 or Contemporary World Religions 12) beyond the 80 required hours (would be 88 credit hours), they will be awarded a $1000 scholarship and be given a CHEK ABC Diploma as well as their BC Dogwood Certificate.
This is a culmination project or experience that allows students to demonstrate their learning using an area of interest as a basis for the project. This project begins in Grade 11 ideally and is presented to an audience to show personal learning and achievement, growth in the core competencies and a refelction on the post-graduation plans.
School Completion Certificate
Students with special needs may work towards achieving a School Completion Certificate, the Evergreen Certificate. These students have a highly personalized course program that includes a combination of Ministry courses, school developed courses, and life skills courses. Each student works at their own pace with the support from the CHEK ABC school based team.
All graduating students will be required to have written both Numeracy and Literacy skills exams at some point in their high school years. Grade 10 students are required to write both the Numeracy and the Literacy Assessments and Grade 12 students are required to complete an additional Literacy Assessment (note: students graduating in 2021 are exempt from the Grade 12 LTE). Students can take these exams up to three times over the course of high school and the highest mark is used. These assessments are not linked to a particular course as they were before, so students take these exams with their school of record. Cross-enrolled students who take only one or two courses with CHEK ABC will take these assessments with their school of record.
Supervised Exams are used in any academic course to ensure authenticity of student work. Students are advised of the exam sessions held several times throughout the year and are required to write at least one per CORE subject. Teachers may request more, as needed. The CHEK ABC office arranges for local exam centres and advises students of the dates, times, and locations. Supervised Exam results account for at least 10% of their final grade.
CHEK ABC online courses are offered through the Moodle educational platform. Upon enrolment students are issued a CHEK ABC student email account and are linked up to their chosen courses via Moodle. This process is quick and easy! Students may be starting their courses in as little as 24 hours from enrolment.
Moodle is a secure site and the privacy of all our students is protected.
Students have up to 1 year to complete a course. If they do not, they can apply for a 3-month extension. The cost of the extension is a $150 tuition and allows us to pay for the teacher’s time for up to the end of the remaining 3-month term.
Students who withdraw themselves from a course after activation will be charged a $50 fee. This fee will be applied on a case by case basis.
Students who do not submit work samples for an entire reporting period in an activated course will be charged a withdrawal fee of $75. They will have to wait until the next term to enroll in the course.
Students who do not activate a course within 45 days of their anticipated start date are charged a $50 withdrawal fee.