You are a Graduated Adult if...
- were 19 or older on July 1, 2016 (if you WERE NOT 19 on July 1st 2016, then you can take any course for FREE!) and
- if you have graduated from grade 12 in BC or any other place.
*The Ministry of Education has recently announced that as of May 1, 2015, there will be changes to the academic upgrading opportunities for graduated adults. Please see the Ministry’s News Release for more information.
Graduated Adults may continue to take any Literacy Foundations courses (please see this link for more information) for FREE/without paying tuition fees. These will remain free even after May 1st 2015. The aim of the Literacy Foundations courses is to help students develop the knowledge and skills that they need to be successful in grade 11 and 12 courses or to upgrade skills needed for post secondary school or career opportunities. Most students who take Literacy Foundations courses are adults who have been out of school for many years.
After May 1st, what will I have to pay?
After May 1st 2015, SCIDES will charge adults, who have already graduated, a non-refundable tuition of $550 for any grade 10, 11 and 12 upgrading courses (such as Biology 12, Pre-Calculus 12, English 12 etc.). This cost includes all taxes, deposits and student fees.
**This fee is NOT refundable once the final registration assignment(s) has been marked and processed**
**You may qualify for financial aid, contact the SCIDES Principal for more information
Our home-based adult education programs won’t conflict with your work schedule, letting you proceed at your own pace. Although SCIDES is located in Merritt, our online high school courses are available to all adult BC residents wishing to take advantage of distributed learning for graduation or for upgrading.
We pride ourselves to be the best solution for adult learners, so don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual education goals!
250.378.4245 or toll free at 1.800.663.3536