Whether you are new to Canada, seeking to improve your grades or are working toward a high school diploma, Adult Education provides people from diverse backgrounds the ability to achieve one common goal; to expand their future. In fact, access to education remains one of the determining factors in the overall quality of life in Canada and beyond.
To better understand the educational opportunities that will impact your future, we’ve partnered with the Vancouver School District to highlight everything you need to know about Adult Education in Vancouver. It doesn’t matter where you come from or where you plan to go. Adult Education offers all people the ability to succeed.
WHAT IS ADULT EDUCATION?
Adult Education offers students the opportunity to complete their high school diploma or improve their grades from a previous education program. Adult Education offers traditional academic courses such as English, math and science. Students may also be eligible to take courses relating to business, computers, law, geography, history and accounting. If you are under 19, you can even sign-up for a district trades program where you can work towards becoming a certified technician such as an electrician, auto tech or hairstylist.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Funding for most Adult Education courses is provided by B.C.'s Ministry of Education. All courses are actually tuition-free for students under 19, or those who have yet to graduate from secondary school. Graduated adults over 19 years-old can take English, Math and Science related courses absolutely free.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Finances aren’t the only barrier people face when it comes to continuing their education. Another key factor is time. Fortunately, Adult Education students have options to attend structured classes, self-paced/individualized programs or a combination of both. Students can attend classes in the morning, afternoon, evening or/and on Saturdays.
This flexible approach to learning means you can study in a way that best fits your life.
WHEN AND WHERE DO I START?
Students can choose to attend programs at three different locations in Vancouver: South Hill Education Centre, Gathering Place Education Centre or if eligible, the Canuck Family Education Centre in Britannia Secondary, which provides parents or guardians attending adult education free onsite childcare.
through the Canuck Family Education Centre (if eligible).
#ExpandYourFuture today by visiting govsb.ca/adult