Monday, August 27, 2012


Native News

Getting Grade 12 Easier Now

What's new for Aboriginal Education in SD33

Submitted by Brian Stephanson, Chilliwack Métis Association


ryan Stephenson’s hugely successful Aboriginal Adult High School Graduation Program, has been expanded and  diversified.


This program is now offered at Shxwha:y Village (in the Skway Band Office), Starting Wednesday September 5th from 5 pm to 8 pm.


It is recommended that those interested, phone Bryan Stephenson (604-823-0229), to book a consultation time before the September 5 start-date; for two reasons:


1) to ensure program acceptance and planning, as this program is individually focused,

2) to ensure this program advances ones career-goal, by meeting the desired post-grad apprenticeship and/or university prerequisites.


This program now has diversified class-times at the Sto:lo Ed. Centre Mondays 1 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. And many added subjects on Cheam such as: Biology 12, Science 10, Spanish 11 & 12 Thursdays 5 pm to 8 pm.


The Proposed Shxwha:y Village Aboriginal Adult High School Graduation Program

The Aboriginal Adult (17+ years), High School Graduation Program (sponsored by SD 33), which has been very successful for Aboriginal adults to obtain their High School Graduation in one academic year, could be providing this service on Shxwha:y Village in Sept. 2012.


However at least 15 adults need to register now, to bring this program to Shxwha:y Village in Sept. 2012.


The Proposal is for 15 adults to meet in the Band Office just once a week on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 pm.


There students will discuss how to do each assignment and its Aboriginal and personal usefulness. One can Graduate in this program by completing only five subjects.


Three from the Electives

• Law 12

• Biology 12

• Chemistry 12

• Family Studies 12

• Physical Education 12

• Work Experience 12

• Human Services 12

• BC First Nations Studies 12

• First Nations Carving 12


Two Must Haves

• English 12 or Communications 12 and Math 11

• Foundations (for university studies)

• Apprenticeship & Workplace Math (for UFV Trades & Technical Training)


If interested leave your name and phone number with Donna Cailing or contact: Bryan Stephenson at 604-823-0229 or by e-mail here.




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