Diplomas Issued by Purpose School
Students can receive a regular Dogwood Diploma or an Adult Graduation Diploma (if over the age of 18) from the Purpose Secondary School upon completion of the required course work. This diploma allows access to secondary education programs at the many colleges and Universities.
The adult student will receive an Adult Dogwood at the completion of this program.
Students can also receive an Evergreen Diploma which indicates high school completion.
Students are required to earn 80 credits through grades 10 – 12.
2023 Graduation Plan
(80 Credits over Grades 10,11 and 12)
CAREER EDUCATION (PLANNING 10)
CAREER LIFE CONNECTIONS (GRAD TRANSITIONS)
LANGUAGE ARTS 10
LANGUAGE ARTS 11
LANGUAGE ARTS 12
MATHEMATICS 11 OR 12
ARTS EDUCATION AND/OR APPLIED DESIGN SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGIES 10,11 OR 12
SOCIAL STUDIES 10
SOCIAL STUDIES 11 OR 12
SCIENCE 11 OR 12
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10
STUDENTS MUST EARN AT LEAST 28 ELECTIVE CREDITS FROM GRADE 10-12
AT LEAST 16 CREDITS MUST BE AT THE GRADE 12 LEVEL, INCLUDING (1) GRADE 12 ENGLISH
PROVINCIAL GRADUATION ASSESSMENTS
DO I GET FULL CREDIT FOR COURSE COMPLETION?
Yes. All courses taught at Purpose are recognized by the Ministry of Education and they count towards high school completion and the BC Dogwood Diploma. All teachers at Purpose have their B.C. teaching credentials.
Purpose Secondary offers courses starting at Grade 8-12.
WHAT GRADES ARE TAUGHT HERE?
Purpose fully subscribes to the the Ministry of Education guidelines for Independent Schools. Once the Provincial graduation requirements are met, students receive the British Columbia Dogwood Diploma. Just as in the public school system, Purpose students must complete 80 credits in grade ten, eleven and twelve.
CAN I GRADUATE FROM PURPOSE?
No. There are no fees for students.
ARE THERE TUITION FEES AT PURPOSE?
Yes. Purpose School is one short block from the New Westminster Station Skytrain.
IS PURPOSE SCHOOL CLOSE TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?
HOW MANY CLASSES DOES A FULL-TIME STUDENT TAKE?
Purpose is on a linear system. Students are enrolled in courses in the morning and in the afternoon. Students who attend for the whole year complete eight courses.
Students should be between the ages of
13 and 19 to attend Purpose.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO GET INTO PURPOSE?
CAN I GO TO POST SECONDARY EDUCATION WITH MY PURPOSE EDUCATION?
Yes, many Purpose students go on to community colleges, universities and trades programs.
WHY DO STUDENTS CHOOSE PURPOSE OVER OTHER SCHOOLS?
Purpose Secondary School is available to students from all over the Lower Mainland. Students come to Purpose because the public system, or their previous school, did not work for them.
Many students prefer to learn in a smaller educational setting with smaller classes. We are a school community supporting students emotionally as well as academically.