The Fraser Cascade Continuing Education (FCCE) program is administered through the school district alternative school, Two Rivers Education Centre (TREC). Students who are 19 years of age or older are eligible to attend FCCE 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 are fully transferable to the University of the Fraser Valley.
Flexible scheduling can be accommodated at TREC so adults who are employed or who have personal situations that make full-time attendance unworkable may negotiate a part-time and/or variable schedule.
Inquiries about adult education in School District 78 can be made by calling the school principal:
- Margaret Smiley (Hope) at 604-869-9953
* Courses approved for graduated adults
* Courses approved for non-graduated adults working towards an Adult Dogwood Diploma