HCOS Grad Program

Heritage Christian Online School - Grades 10 through 12

Grad Program News!

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:

  • Contact your GA should you need to add, change or withdraw from classes.

  • Get involved! Join our book club, leadership group or the breakfast class to engage with your grade level peers. Also, volunteer work in your community goes a long way.

  • Falling behind? Contact your course teacher. Need extra help? Need assistance with time management or learning how to upload your work? Book an appointment with our Student Support Centre.

  • Create balance. While your academic work is important, so is your well-being. Plan breaks. Plan outings. Plan your week.

  • Graduation. Are you graduating in 2022? Are you planning to head to post-secondary? Follow us for learning camps and opportunities to learn about scholarships, university deadlines and more.

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:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements

  • Be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and meet the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program (2018) by August 31, 2020

  • Be graduating in the same year the scholarship is awarded

  • Have at least a

    • "B" (73% or above) in your Language Arts 11 final mark

    • "B" average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)

  • Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation

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:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements

  • Be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and meet the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program (2018) by August 31, 2020

  • Be graduating in the same year the scholarship is awarded

  • Have at least a

    • "B" (73% or above) in their Language Arts 11 final mark

    • "B" average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)

  • Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation

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.