Graduation Program

If you are looking to design an educational plan that will suit your personal needs, encourage you to develop spiritually as well as academically, and allow you the flexibility to work at any pace, any place, our options may be just what you are looking for! The word ‘Christian’ in our title is not just part of our name, but a very defining factor in who we are. We combine quality educational choices with Christian values, and, in our online course department, we make available to you some of the most innovative and engaging online courses in the world.

Grad Program Staff

Our staff is committed to helping you have a successful and engaging experience with Heritage Christian Online School. To support your programs, here are the people on your team:

We are pleased to provide you with the following Grad Advisors, listed by Region:

  • Applied Skills

    Aimee Imbeau, Cam Brown, James Nelson, Joris Kempers, Mark Daley, Wolfgang Schrottner

  • Career Education

    Tara Klukas, James Nelson

  • Christian Studies

    Brian Oger, David Laird, Eric Vanee, James Nelson, Mark Daley

  • English Language Arts

    Beth Daley, Brian Oger, Cam Brown, David Laird, James Nelson, Mark Daley, Sarah Laurie

  • Fine Arts

    Lori Taetz, Ryan Titley, Sarah Laurie, Steve Codling

  • Foreign Languages

    Bethany Kalf, Blane Despres, Cam Brown, Carrie Despres, Catherine Lisimaque, Cindy Keung, Jacquie Chelini, Lesley Schrottner, Lesley Schrottner, Lorena Von Riesen, Wolfgang Schrottner

  • Mathematics

    Anthony Kuchma, Bruce Merz, Bruce Peers, Ryan Johnston, Titus Heckel

  • PE/Health

    Eric Vanee, Lesley Schrottner

  • Science

    Cam Brown, Heather Loenen, Keith Robinson, Luke Stace, Matthew Duggan, Richard Hewko, Trish VanDop

  • Social Studies

    Brian Oger, Cam Brown, Eric Vanee, Mark Daley

  • Other Grad Electives

    Cam Brown, Chris Robinson, Gord Holden, Holly Bell, James Nelson, Joris Kempers, Lara Merz, Mark Daley, Patrick Bell, Titus Heckel

Courses & Credits

Earning Transcript Credit

At HCOS, we offer students the opportunity to gain Graduation Program Course Credits for their official transcript by completing any combination of Online, Individualized, and/or External Credit courses.

  • Offered at any pace (up to one year) to complete the course
  • Courses are hosted in Moodle – our password protected learning management system
  • Provides the student with engaging online lessons and all the resources they need to cover course content and competencies.
  • Provides the student with the direct support of a course specialist teacher.
  • Requires less parental support (although parental supervision with pacing is required)
  • offered at any pace (up to one year) to complete the course
  • offers students the opportunity to gain course credits by creating an Individualized Student Learning Plan (SLP) with their specialized course support teacher, working on the Ministry requirements in a variety of ways.
  • provides students with the most choice as to how to structure their learning journey
  • offered for the majority of Grad Program level courses
  • requires more parental input and supervision and weekly/biweekly communication with the support teacher
  • all Grade 10 and some Grade 11 and 12 courses - hosted in Moodle -  our password protected learning management system. This space provides additional resources and support for the student and is where their evidence of learning is uploaded for assessment.
  • is generally more synchronous (has a specific schedule)
  • comes with a course outline and is a directed study of the course content and competencies
  • provides the student with the direct support of a course specialist teacher.
  • choice options may be limited and resources are generally provided
  • courses are either held face to face (in limited locations) or are hosted in Moodle -  our password protected learning management system.
  • Other course credentials can be earned through programs and assessments that are developed outside the BC school system and taken either inside or outside the regular classroom setting (Equivalency, Course Challenge, Royal Conservatory of Music, 4H, AP or IB courses).
  • To have these credits applied to their transcript, a student will need to send copies of the required documentation to the school office for processing.

Here are the Grade 10-12 course options that we currently offer. Support teachers are also listed here.

Note: when selecting courses, it is a good idea to note that a full student course load is usually 8 courses in one school year. When planning your course work for the year, use our Course Planning Worksheet.

Student Learning Plans (SLPs) and Course Descriptions:

New Grade 10 course outlines coming soon!

Getting Started

The first step towards graduation is to understand your options in BC.

These are best outlined at the BC Ministry of Education website on a page that explains BC’s Graduation Programs and in our document Grad Options. The Ministry of Education has also released a Grad Planner and Dogwood Planner: documents published for B.C. secondary students. These documents complement one other, providing helpful information and answering the common questions you may have in your Graduation Years.

  • The Grad Planner outlines graduation requirements, options for earning credit, exams, awards and scholarships and links to additional resources.
  • The Dogwood Planner contains additional information on provincial examinations, receiving and sending transcripts, applying to post-secondary institutions and much more.

ALL students in Grades 10 - 12 should use them as guides to navigate through the graduation years, and on to the life after high school.

There are also quite a few ways to get course credits in BC, so be sure to read through our Graduation Credit Options document in order to be better informed about your choices.

If you are interested in pursuing a Grad Program plan for your child with Heritage Christian Online School, understanding how we handle the details is important.

Please see our Grad Program Info Guide for more info.

Finally, please become familiar with our Grad Program Staff by clicking on the tab above.

Of special note are our Regional Grad Advisors who work directly with parents and students as they plan their Grad Program years.

All our staff are dedicated Christian educators looking forward to inspiring and supporting you as you engage in the course opportunities available to you here. They see the work they do as a ministry, not just a job, so enjoy collaborating with them. May God guide and bless you now, and in the years to come.


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