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Credits for Learning Outside the Classroom

Language Challenge

If students have previous language learning that has no documentation, they can go through a challenge process to receive credit for this. It is not a replacement for classroom learning but recognition of significant learning outside the school system. In October each year, students can pick up a language challenge package from the counsellors. The form must be returned to the counsellor by early November. The school will do an initial assessment and the Fraser Valley Distance Education School will provide the exams for those who are qualified. The fee for challenge is $50.00, refundable on completion.

External Credits

B.C. students can receive credits for successfully completing courses approved by the Ministry of Education that are offered outside of the B.C. Secondary school system. A complete list can be found from your counsellor or on the Ministry of Education website.

The following are some courses that have been presented by students at Yale Secondary for external credit:

  • Music: Royal conservatory
  • Dance: Jazz, Highland, Tap Modern Theatre Dance, Ballet
  • Speech & Drama: Acting, Duologue, Trinity College Drama, Effective Communications, Speech & Drama
  • Sport: Athlete, Coach, Official (48+ different sports)
  • Youth Development: 4H, Cadet – Air, Sea, Army, Scouts, Guides
  • Industrial and Occupational: ICBC Safe Driving, Can. Private Pilots’s License, Computer Certification, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, WCB First Aid, Lifesaving, Can. Power Squadron, Can. Pony Club.