HIGHSCHOOL AT ASCEND ONLINE
ASCEND Online High school provides options for all your grade 10-12 needs.
- find courses that aren’t offered at your high school OR take courses that aren’t offered at your high school or that don’t fit your high school schedule
- get ahead by starting courses early OR start courses at any time of the year
- learn in a way that offers flexibility and fits your learning style with options OR flexible learning styles and options
- use your extra curricular activities to earn high school credits OR gain high school credits from activities outside of school
- become a Duke of Edinburgh Award recipient, gain high school credits, personal empowerment and leadership skills and recognition
- teachers that are BC certified, enthusiastic, subject specialists who go above and beyond for their students
- complete your BC Dogwood certificate, Adult Grad or Evergreen Certificate with ASCEND Online
High School Report Cards are available 4 times per year, early November, beginning of February, mid April and end of June. Student learning plans are considered report cards for K-9 students.
In accordance with the Ministry of Education’s Graduation Options, ASCEND Online offers several paths to graduation that will allow you to have your learning acknowledged following high school.
This Grad Planner link is a summary resource to planning for the Dogwood, which also forms part of the requirements for your Planning 10 class.
View the Grad Planner
There are different ways to accomplish the Ministry of Education requirements. Every student in the Dogwood Graduation Program has to complete a certain amount of required courses and electives. In addition to this, ASCEND Online requires that students take Religion 10, 11, and 12. The table below is an overview of what you need to graduate with a Dogwood from ASCEND Online.
Graduation requirements are introduced in your Planning 10 class. For more details, please refer to the Ministry of Education’s Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program, or contact our High School Coordinator.
NOTE: Please refer to and download the Grad Planner for more detailed information.
You can get a transcript of courses you have completed to use for post-secondary admission
Students in Grades 10-12 can enroll in courses in more than one school. This is called cross enrolment. If you are not a full time student with us but want to take part of your High School program with us, you can cross enroll now.
The Grade 10 Numeracy and Literacy Assessments are provincial assessments that assess student proficiency in numeracy and literacy. They are requirements for graduation. Students take the assessments in their Grade 10-12 years. They are taken onsite at brick and mortar schools that will accommodate ASCEND Online students. Contact Dina Fiset-Kinzel at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to arrange these assessments. For more about the assessments themselves (what they are like, how to prepare for them, etc.) check out the ministry website:
All grade 8-12 students and staff are invited to join us every Thursday at 2pm for prayer, games, and discussions led by ASCEND staff and student leadership group and focusing on relevant life for Catholic teens today. Join us here: https://ascendonline.zoom.us/s/8861458028
ASCEND is proud to be a school that offers the Duke of Edinburgh Award program. This program is for students aged 14 and up. Students set goals for themselves and, once achieved, receive a bronze, silver or gold award. The areas for goal setting are voluntary service, skill development, physical recreation and adventurous journeys. For more information on the program click here. To register click here, and write the award unit name as ASCEND Online and award unit leader as Dina Fiset Kinzel. ASCEND Online covers the $50 registration fee for all full time ASCEND students enrolled in Grades 10-12. Contact Dina Fiset-Kinzel at email@example.com for more information.
If you have the skills and experience to demonstrate prior learning that covers the curricular outcomes of a particular course in Grade 10-12, you may apply to challenge that course. The application form is here, once it is filled in please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
If you have completed programs outside of school, such as bronze cross, cadets, Royal Conservatory of Music, etc. you may be eligible for school credits. ASCEND Online Equivalency and External Credit Policy. This link will take you to the ministry site of all the organizations that may be eligible for credit.
You may sign up to get a copy of your transcript with the BC Ministry of Education or to have your transcript automatically sent to any post secondary institutions. Click here to order your transcript.
There are many post secondary institutions that are available to continue your studies after graduation. If you are interested in Catholic post secondary schools, here are a few that may interest you:
St. Mark’s College at UBC
Corpus Christi College beside UBC
Catholic Pacific College at Trinity Western University