The Fraser Cascade Continuing Education (FCCE) program is administered through the school districts’ two alternative schools, Two Rivers Education Centre (TREC) in Hope and Agassiz Centre for Education (ACE) in Agassiz. Students who are 19 years of age or older are eligible to attend FCCE in order to complete the requirements for a secondary graduation diploma (the Dogwood or the Adult Dogwood). If they have already graduated they can complete additional secondary level courses* that may be required for post-secondary studies or employment.
The funding for all adults comes from the Ministry of Education on a course-by-course basis. When the adult student has completed 10% of an approved* course, all or part of its funding is released to the district. For adults who have not yet graduated full funding is provided at that time; for graduated adults only 50% is released at that time and the remaining 50% is dispersed only when the course is at least 65% complete.
Students working on the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (equivalent to the Adult Dogwood) through the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) may take their required provincial level electives through FCCE because the grade 12 Ministry-authorized courses offered at TREC and ACE are fully transferable to University of the Fraser Valley.
Flexible scheduling can be accommodated at both TREC and ACE. Adults who are employed or who have personal issues that make full-time attendance unworkable may negotiate a part-time and/or variable schedule with the administrators of either FCCE campus.
Inquiries about adult education in School District 78 can be made by calling either of the school principals:
- Margaret Smiley (Hope) at 604 869 9953 or
- Sandy Balascak (Agassiz) 604 796 9496