HCOS Grad Program

Heritage Christian Online School 

Grades 10 through 12 

Grad Program News! 

Have you heard the great news?

Brad Sampson,  currently working on his Bachelor of Education through UBC Okanagan is joining the Student Support Centre team from May 1-May 19th, 2023.

Check out his profile and booking hours on the SSC page and benefit from the extra hours of support for students grades 7-12.

Experiences Canada Exchange

Become a youth ambassador through the Experiences Canada exchange program both group and virtual!

Contact: Allison Miles amiles@onlineschool.ca for more information or visit the website.

Forums offer youth from across Canada the opportunity to lead and be part of an intensive ‘youth teaching youth’ experience, and provide educational leadership development, and volunteer work experience opportunities to youth participants.

*some topics may be sensitive to some students*

Save the date for ECF 2023

After the success of the Education and Career Fairs (ECF 2022) in British Columbia last fall, the ECF team is excited once again to work hard on all the necessary preparations for the upcoming ECF 2023 fairs in BC.

ECF will provide you with the best opportunity to connect with exhibitors of universities, colleges, skilled trades learning institutions and employers and will offer you the right tools and resources to prepare for post-secondary education or for a new career.

Book you calendars for the in-person fairs that will take place in 5 different cities in BC during November and December 2023. Please check the locations and dates in the table below.


2023 Grad--The deadline to sign up is around the corner!

Make sure to follow the sign up for either the virtual or in-person graduation ceremony before March 20th. More details can be found HERE.

Helpful Websites for Scholarships/Awards/Bursaries

Are you looking for more opportunities to find scholarships and bursaries?

Also be sure to watch our video series, and review the helpful tips and scholarship links found under the post secondary information tab on the task bar (select scholarship)

MyBlueprint Scholarships

MyBlueprint excited to announce that we've partnered once again with the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (CSTF) to give away $150,000 in bursaries!

The application is open from March 1, 2023 to April 14, 2023. Winners notified May 31, 2023

To learn more and apply, click HERE.

P2C-S NEXT Steps Scholarship

The NEXT Steps Scholarship, is an exciting new opportunity Power to Change - Students is offering for those planning to enter into their first year of post-secondary education in September 2023. 

There are 43 scholarships available, totalling up to $30,000. The largest scholarship available is $3000.  These scholarships are available to any applicant going to a publicly funded post-secondary institution in Canada.  There will be twelve $1000 scholarships and thirty $500 scholarships.  

The application is open from March 1, 2023 to May 10, 2023.

To find information on the scholarship program and its application, visit  p2c.sh/nextsteps orp2c.sh/laboursenext (French)

HCOS PAC Scholarship & Bursaries Info

The HCOS PAC is pleased to announce they are ready to receive online applications for their scholarships and bursaries.  


A student qualifies if:

·     You are enrolled full time at HCOS for your graduating year. (Up to 25% cross enrolled courses are allowed)

·    You plan to pursue post-secondary education within 18 months of graduation.

·     YWAM and short term missions programs do not meet the Government criteria for scholarships.


The link to apply is here, on the HCOS website, in the "Applications" tab.


If you have any issues or questions, please don't hesitate to contact hcospac.scholarships@gmail.com.

The online application must be submitted by April 30th, 2023

The required documentation must be received no later than May 7th, 2023.

Grad Logo Wear - Now Available!

The first round of Grad LogoWear looks awesome! If you missed your chance, don’t worry, we have opened another opportunity for you to purchase your Grad 2022 hoodie or t-shirt. This will be the final offering of the store and orders will close March 11, 2022. 

Order your Grad Logowear here!

District Authority Scholarships

We are holding a student and parent meeting ahead of the first deadline for the District Authority Scholarship applications. These scholarships are a great opportunity for our Grade 12 students to highlight their skills in a variety of different areas, and historically have been under-utilized by our community. Last year we had 3 applications from HCOS and 2 of the 3 students won awards. 

Please join Mr. Robideau, February 7th at 7:30 pm as he shares the application process, forms and suggestions for you as you begin to prepare your portfolios. 

The meeting will be held on zoom. We look forward to connecting with you. 

For more Info on the DAS awards, see the ministry website here.

Make sure to join us!

Allison Miles and Gordon Robideau will be presenting the final installment of the online scholarship camp on November 25, 2021 between 7-8:30pm.  We hope to see you there!! 

Not signed up?  Reach out to your GA for the access link.

Missed Camp#1 and Camp#2, no problem, find the videos and slide decks on our scholarship page.

Student Canadian Universities Event

The CUE live event will feature representatives from participating universities ready to answer questions, provide information and get connected. Check out the descriptions on the live event page to find out more on what to expect. Student events will be taking place on the following days and times:

Register here: https://cuebc.org/ 

Welcome back everyone!

A quick message to our grade 10-12 students to wish you a wonderful 21/22 school year.

A few tips for you as you prepare for the new year ahead:

Happy Summer!

Check back in late August for updates about the new school year! We look forward to partnering with you as you work towards completing your Grade 10 - 12 years! 

District Authority Scholarships  - applications now available!

The Ministry of Education distributes 5500 District/Authority Scholarships across school districts and independent school authorities that recognize graduating B.C. students for excellence in their chosen area of interest or strength. Winners receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. FISA BC manages the adjudication process for independent schools through the hard work of three regional committees. In 2018-2019, 671 DAS applications were received from students attending independent schools and 430 DAS awards were distributed.

For a more detailed description of the categories and eligibility requirements, please see the provincial site here. To access and download the application click the link here

If you are interested in applying for a District Authority Scholarship, please contact Gord Robideau at gord.robideau@onlineschool.ca. He is our school contact for submitting completed applications.

Please note - one change this year is that students must apply in the region that their school is located in. That means HCOS students would apply to the Fraser Valley/Interior Region, regardless of where the student actually lives. 

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship information

Applications are now being accepted from 2020/21 graduating students for one of 20 Pathway to Teacher Education scholarships. Recipients receive a scholarship voucher worth $5,000 for tuition at an approved K–12 teaching program in B.C. Applications are due February 15, 2021. Contact scholarships@gov.bc.ca if you have any questions.

Eligibility Requirements - Students must:

You can't win both a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and a BC Excellence Scholarship (see info below). For more information on the Pathway to Teacher Eduction Scholarship, please click here

BC Excellence Scholarship information

Applications are now being accepted from 2020/21 graduating students for the BC Excellence scholarships. Recipients receive a scholarship voucher worth $5,000 for tuition at a designated post-secondary institution or B.C. authorized trades training provider . There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners demonstrate service and leadership, both at school and in their communities. Winners also show aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. Applications are due February 15, 2021. Contact scholarships@gov.bc.ca if you have any questions.

Eligibility Requirements - Students should:

You can't win both a BC Excellence Scholarship and a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (see info above). For more information about the BC Excellence Scholarship click here

U Vic Virtual Faculty Sessions: 

UVic is hosting some exciting virtual faculty-based sessions for students interested in the Social Sciences, Science or Business





If your students are wondering what it’s like to attend a university class, you can also encourage them to attend any of our virtual Sample Lectures on the following topics:





UBC Engineering Events

BC Virtual Student Expo

The British-Columbia / Yukon Expo being held on November 4th and 5th 2020, from 10am to 5pm, will provide your students access to all major college, university, and career colleges in the region.

Students will be able to connect with school recruiters via one-on-one meetings, live chat, phone, video or messaging. They can also participate in the many conferences and workshops held by industry experts in mental health, finance, fitness, time managements, and more. 

With over 1,000 post-secondary schools throughout Canada to chose from, students will be able to make the right decision on their educational future from the comfort of their desktop, laptop, or smartphone.

Here is the registration link to for parents and/or students to sign up: https://www.campuscentral.ca/events/atl

Feel free to check out our site for yourself: www.campuscentral.ca  and learn more about our participating partner schools and conferences offered.

Canadian Universities Event - Online information sessions for students

This year, the CUE 2020 events will be hosted entirely online. There will be live online events for students which will be accessed via the CUE website. They are in the process of rebuilding the website so that it can accommodate these changes, and the new site will be launched soon. 

The student events are not school or region specific, so students are invited to register for the date and time that works best for them. Advanced registration for the CUE events is required this year as our web platforms do not have unlimited capacity. The exact details for registration and attendance will be shared closer to the CUE dates.

The CUE 2020 student events are scheduled for:

Monday September 28, 4-8PM Pacific

Tuesday September 29, 4-8PM Pacific

Wednesday September 30, 4-8PM Pacific 

Thursday October 1, 4-8PM Pacific

Saturday October 3, 10AM-2PM Pacific

Tuesday October 6, 4-8PM Pacific

Thursday October 8, 4-8PM Pacific

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Canadian Youth 

The Prime Minister is looking for young Canadians between ages of 16 to 24 to advise him on issues that matter to them, their community and youth across Canada. Youth Council members meet online and in person several times a year. They also engage with local and national organizations, meet with policy makers and decision-makers like Cabinet Ministers, and attend public events.

Do you know someone who might be interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help build a stronger and more inclusive Canada? Invite them to visit the Prime Minister's Youth Council website for more information and to apply today. Applications are being accepted until August 17, 2020.