Graduation Requirements

Students in the Transition Program will have met the graduation requirements for the Province of BC after completion of a combination of the following courses:

Year 1

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Social Studies/History/Social Justice
  • Physics/Chemistry/Biology
  • Active Living/Recreation
  • Career & Life Education (graduation requirement)
  • Literacy 10 assessment (graduation requirement)
  • Numeracy 10 assessment (graduation requirement)

Year 2

  • Mathematics
  • English/English First Peoples (graduation requirement)
  • Social Studies/History
  • Physics/Chemistry/Biology
  • Active Living/Recreation
  • Career & Life Connections (graduation requirement)
  • Literacy 12 assessment (graduation requirement)

Year 1 or 2

  • Language 11/12 (self-directed, if desired)
  • Indigenous-focused coursework – 4 credits in total (effective July 1, 2023 as a graduation requirement)
  • Arts Education or Applied Design, Skills and Technology 10/11/12 (graduation requirement)

*Grade 10 credits will be earned for:  Literary Studies, Composition, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Physical and Health Education.

Bell Schedule

Students are expected to report to class, ready to learn at the times indicated.


Monday – Friday


Period 1

9:00 – 10:20 am


Period 2

10:25 – 11:45 am


Lunch Break

11:45 am – 12:30 pm


Period 3

12:30 – 1:50 pm


Period 4

1:55 – 3:15 pm


Total Instructional Minutes per day: 320


Do UBC professors also teach classes?

Yes, there are subject areas regularly taught by UBC professors. Currently, they are Calculus, Philosophy and Physics. From time to time, there are guest lecturers from the University as well as opportunities for students to attend UBC lectures.

How about field trips?

Yes, the Transition Program goes on field studies to provide opportunities for experiential learning and curriculum connections in the wider community. Teachers plan field trips around supporting the curriculum and may vary from year to year.

What are the extra-curricular opportunities?

The Transition Program has many clubs which are student-led. Many are during lunch or after school hours. Some clubs are teacher sponsored and involve weekends. Arts and sports opportunities are usually pursued outside of school as the Transition Program does not have the facilities for arts and sports.

Is there an online Calendar?

Yes, you can find our online Program Calendar here.

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