HCOS Grad Program

Heritage Christian Online School - Grades 10 through 12

Grad Program News!

*NEW*

We have a new sub-page under our resources. If you need transcripts and information for post-secondary, please take some time to view this page and video links provided.


COVID 19 - Updates

Provincial Numeracy and Literacy Assessments (April Sessions)

The remaining Numeracy 10 and Literacy 10 assessment sessions for this school year have officially been cancelled for all Grade 10 and 11 students. Students in those grades should plan to postpone the completion of these assessments to the 2020-2021 school year. If you are a grade 12 student and have not yet recorded a successful attempt at the Numeracy assessment (the only assessment required for this year’s grade 12’s to complete for graduation), the government has assured us that provision will be made for these students to meet that requirement. We have no further information on what that may look like at this time but once we know, we will communicate that as soon as possible.

English 12 or Communications 12 Provincial Exam (Old courses)

If you are a student who was required to write the English 12 or Communications 12 provincial exam that was tied to that specific course, please know we are working to obtain answers to what the solution for this exam will be. We have no further information about provincial exams but will be in contact with those students as soon as we have an update.

Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies have been tentatively rescheduled for July 3, 2020.

We feel strongly that this postponement gives us the best opportunity to create the best possible outcome. We will commit to making a final decision about the event by the end of day on May 22nd so you as a family can make your travel arrangements and purchase banquet tickets following that date.

With the change, we have extended the initial RSVP until May 15th. Please use this form to let us know if you can join us on the 3rd: https://forms.kccnet.ca/view.php?id=402884. Additionally, if you originally RSVP’d yes and can no longer make it on the 3rd please email onlineschool.ca to let us know of that change.

March 10 2020

New Scholarship opportunity on the Scholarships page from Coast Capital Youth Education! Check it out!

March 3 2020

HCOS PAC Scholarships and Bursarys are NOW AVAILABLE!

Please visit the PAC website for the application instructions and forms!

February 4, 2020

April Assessment Session Now Open for Registration

Please visit the assessment page to register for either the Numeracy or Literacy assessment!

January 17, 2020

Lots of Updates

Please take some time to check out the following pages on this site! There are lots of goodies of information updated that you should be aware of!

  • Graduation 2020 Ceremonies and Banquet
  • Provincial Assessments and Exams
  • HCOS Connect Events - coming to an area near you!

Also, re-enrollment for 2020-2021 is now open!! Please log into Encom and let us know if you plan on returning next year :)

January 17, 2020

Read for Change

Our second annual Read-a-thon is underway starting January 20th! Great prizes to be won, including a $4,000 travel voucher!!

The fundraiser runs until February 14th. All money raised goes towards:

  • A school and medical clinic in Kenya through Building Beyond Borders
  • Missionary students who need bursaries to attend HCOS when they don’t qualify for BC residency
  • Curriculum development for students online in BC and around the world

For more information and to create your account please visit http://readathon.onlineschool.ca and if you have any questions, please reach out to readathon@onlineschool.ca

November 27, 2019

Post Secondary Information Night Recording

If you missed the Post Secondary Information Night and really wanted to hear what the recruiters at Trinity Western, SFU, UVIC and Emily Carr had to say, just click on this recording.

Note

UVIC has an "Explore UVic" event on Feb 1st

SFU posts their events here

Trinity Western has preview weekends in February and March, get more information or register here

Emily Carr offers tours on Fridays. Register here

November 12, 2019

Research Made Easy!

Come join our Learning Commons team to learn more about the in's and out's of research.

January 15th - 1:00pm to 2:00pm. For more information please visit the Learning Commons website here.

November 12, 2019

Greetings Grad Program Students and Families!

I hope your year has been off to a great start - that you are well settled and progressing through your courses. I'm hoping to draw your attention to the Provincial Assessments page. The sign up for the January session is now posted.

In addition, please regularly check into the school's Learning Camp opportunities! You never know what you might find - like a scavenger hunt and hot chocolate with Mr. Kuchma!

For those who are wondering about Grad 2020 - we will begin planning and receiving information in January about this years celebration! As always, if you have any questions, our emails are always open!

Warmly,

Your Grad Advisor Team and Grad Program Admin!

Welcome Video for 2019/2020 School Year

August 30th, 2019

SOPHIE - Your Online School Encyclopedia

SOPHIE* stands for Standard Operating Procedures and Helpful Information Encyclopedia, and it is ALL ABOUT HCOS. It is a VERY HANDY Online book that has answers to many of the questions you will be asking in the next few weeks (and over the course of the year). It can be read cover to cover like a book, or searched for specific information. There are sections on the Grad Program, K-9 program, Moodle and Zoom and soooo many more. Please use this link to SOPHIE to look for the answers to your questions, and find out about HCOS. We are a big school, and there is lots to know!

A Brand NEW page about how to use SOPHIE in the Information for Families Book

Questions SOPHIE answers (specific to the Grad Program):

How do I re-enrol?

What are the course requirements for graduation?

How do I choose courses in Encom?

How do I choose courses that are not part of my current grade?

What about funding in the grad program?

How do I wade through all the English Language Arts Options?

What is the difference between Career Life Education and Career Life Connections?

How do I set up a moodle account?

What does it mean to activate a course?

Enjoy your searches.

Bonus:

Accessing your Transcript


June 25, 2019

End of the Year Wrap Up

Congratulations to all of our HCOS Graduates! Whether you attended the grad ceremonies or not, we celebrate with you! We wish you all the best in your journey - may God lead and guide you through all aspects of what lies ahead.

For those who are looking to write the English 12 provincial - the exam page has been updated with the registration form for the August session. Please note that there are only a few sittings left of this exam. If you started English 12 before June 30, 2019, you need to write the exam!!!

Synchronous Courses are here!!! (For Grade 10)

There has been a lot of success with our Online Synchronous Courses in Grades 5-9 and so this year we'll be opening up the same opportunity for Grade 10 students. What does Synchronous mean? Synchronous means that you start your course in September and end in June - so it will be a linear pace - and you will have weekly face-to-face Zoom meetings with your teachers. For more information about this great opportunity, check out this Article written by our wonderful Grad Director - Chelsea Bitgood.

The Synchronous options will be for Science 10, Socials 10, English 10, Christian Studies 10, and both Workplace Math 10/Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10.