The High School at Vancouver Island University
The High School at Vancouver Island University is uniquely situated on, and has access to all of the resources and amenities of the university campus at VIU. The High School at Vancouver Island University accepts students in Grades 10-12 from the greater Nanaimo area and from around the world. Small class sizes, individual attention and opportunities for intercultural understanding are only a few of the hallmarks of this school. Starting your journey here allows qualified graduates direct admission to Vancouver Island University in order to continue the journey to post-secondary studies and beyond.
The High School at Vancouver Island University is a BC certified, independent school offering Grades 10, 11 and 12 to students from the greater Nanaimo area and from around the world. Students spend up to 3 years completing requirements for obtaining the BC Dogwood Diploma.
International students who enter The High School at VIU needing English Language Learning (ELL) support can expect their academic journey to the Dogwood Diploma to take upwards of 4 years. Students and families can expect to find small class sizes (maximum 15 per class), personalized attention, exploration of ideas and passions that are relevant to youth, and an environment that is welcoming, supportive and safe. The High School at VIU operates on a semester system with students taking 4 courses from September to January and a further 4 courses from February to June. Students may start their studies in September or February, however a September start is preferred and highly encouraged.
The program at The High School at VIU is academically focussed with an emphasis on 21st Century Learning Skills. These skills encompass the following: Interdisciplinary teaching and learning, Project and inquiry based learning for deep understanding, Development of effective communication skills, Intercultural awareness and Service, social justice and leadership competencies
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