Lower Mainland

Ways you can reach me: 

By email: laura.nelson@onlineschool.ca

Book a Zoom meeting through Calendly.  

Laura Nelson

Lower Mainland Grad Advisor 

In my 27 years of teaching, I have taught a wide range of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  I have worked in both the public and independent school system.  Our youngest is neurodivergent and graduated from HCOS and now is attending the University of Victoria.  I have been married to David for 27 years and we are blessed with 3 beautiful kids.  My passion is to help students discover the gifts and talents God has given them and to help students and families navigate these exciting and also challenging years.  I am excited to support you on this journey to graduation

Grad Orientation Week

Thank you to all the students and families who were able to join us for Grad Orientation week.. We enjoyed seeing everyone there. The sessions can be found here: https://sophie.onlineschool.ca/books/information-for-families/page/grad-orientation-week-recordings-2024


This year - HCOS has 10 scholarships available. Please apply by May 1st at 6pm.Below you will find resources to help you with your application. 

HCOS Scholarship and Bursary Policy

Application Form

Reference Form

Learning Groups Info:

April 15 - Wild Play - Maple Ridge

April 22 - Abbotsford Track & Field Meet

May 8 - Eagle Acres Dairy - Langley

June - 4, 11, 18 - Kayaking - Cultus Lake

June 5 - Honeybee Center - Surrey

June 24 - Cultus Lake Waterpark

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Community Connections – Abbotsford

Grade 10 – Foundation of Math, Pre-Calculus & Science

Come join us at Community Connections classes on 24 Fridays for two required grade 10 courses which fully cover course expectations and Ministry of Education standards. Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 will be taught from 9-11:30am by Ryan Johnston, who has taught various math courses at HCOS for over 10 years. Lessons will be taught in class and will cover exponent laws, polynomials, functions, linear relations, systems of equations, trigonometry, and financial literacy. Students will be encouraged to engage with the material by trying sample questions, working in groups, participating in inquiry projects, completing weekly practice questions and through Kahoot competitions. Science 10 from 12:00 -2:30 pm will focus on hands-on activities and experiments as we delve into genetics, energy transformations, astronomy and chemistry. Experienced CC and Science teacher, Darlene Unger will address and enhance the course content with robust in-class discussions, informative stations labs and engaging group activities.​ We will meet for 24 face-to-face sessions at Northview Community Church to work through these challenging courses in a collaborative and supportive setting!​ 

Students may choose to attend one or both courses. Priority will be provided to full day students and those not already attending another CC location.

Please note: Students must have completed the grade 9 pre-requisites for these courses prior to starting these CC classes in September. The math course being offered is Foundations in Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10; please do not sign up if your teen should be taking Workplace Math 10. 


Registration Process:


Confirmation Email: When you receive a confirmation email, this will let you know that the application was successfully submitted.  All applications will be reviewed, which can take some time, and a separate acceptance email will welcome you to next year's CC. 


If you have any questions, please reach out to Andria Lengkeek at alengkeek@onlineschool.ca.  I'm happy to help.

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April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15: SCREAM Character Building (Virtual)

April 22: Abbotsford Track and Field

April 26: Earth in Focus: Insights from Space (Virtual)

June 24: Cultus Lake Waterpark (Chilliwack)





This web page is where you, as a Lower Mainland student can come and see what is going on in our area and the greater Lower Mainland. Please don't forget to checkout the pages for school wide information.