Highschool In-Person & Virtual Programs
Homeroom HUB stands for Helping Us Bridge, and this program really does help our learners transition into high school and prepare for the Gr. 10-12 Grad Program! At the centre of the HUB is the homeroom teacher who will serve as your primary support for any questions you have.
This is a dynamic, blended, cross-curricular program consisting of weekly in-person classes, virtual instruction, and online learning. Homeroom HUB covers Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Career Education, and ADST. It is similar to our K-7 Partners in Education program and is available only to RCOA-enrolled learners.
Grade 8-12 Homeroom Teacher
RCOA’s Homeroom Teacher (HRT) program makes all the difference in high school home learning! Every RCOA-enrolled Gr. 8-12 learner is assigned an HRT who will be your go-to person for general questions and concerns. This teacher will usually also be one of your course teachers, and will reach out to share important information, help advise, and be your point-person for support.
Grades 10-12 Grad Program Options
B.C. Certificates of Graduation are awarded to learners who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements. Learners require a minimum of 80 credits to graduate with a Dogwood Certificate. Click here for details.
Dogwood Diploma with RCOA as School of Record (SOR*)
With RCOA as your SOR, you will be part of a Christian learning community. Our high school teachers are subject specialists who love teens and are passionate about fostering creative in-person and virtual learning environments.
We welcome learners from all schools (public, private, campus, online) who are interested in taking one or more courses with us. Your SOR will report your marks to the Ministry of Education for your transcript.
This option is for adult learners (18 years of age and older) who want to take courses in order to complete high school and obtain their adult high school diploma. Click here for details.
*SOR is the school where the learner enrolls in the most courses.
Customize Your Learning Plan
Build a program during your curriculum consult with any combination of:
In-Person, Hybrid & Livestream Classes, Clubs, and Activities
These are the cornerstone of our school as we strive to create opportunities for relationship building. We have carefully chosen an eclectic mix of experiences. All opportunities are taught and guided by Christian teachers and instructors.
These take you through a course step-by-step in Canvas as you read and view information, upload assignments, and have the support of a course teacher.
Collaborate with a certified teacher to select your curriculum and completely customize these courses. This is a great way to continue family-based learning because themes can match those you are touching on across the grades. Work is uploaded to the online platform, Canvas, as you stay in touch with your teacher.
RCOA teens build community connecting face-to-face in our
on-site, hybrid and livestream classes, clubs, and activities.
GRADE 8 & 9
Current year’s dates and details for each region and community
are posted in parent’s and participant’s canvas calendars
2022/2023 DRAFT Daily Schedules are posted in OTIS revisions will take place during Spring Break and during the Summer ~ times & locations are accessible to new families upon enrolment/registration ~ your assigned admissions advisor will guide you in the process
Activities include a variety of the following
School Wide Yearly Special Events
*COVID-19: All of our in-person programming is designed to translate partially or fully online, in the event of COVID-19 restrictions.
Topics of Study Stop Light Policy for F2F Opportunities
As a Blended Learning School, RCOA enters into a partnership with our parents/learners by providing coverage of BC Ministry Learning Objectives via face to face (F2F) learning opportunities. In order to do what we can to avoid conflict around topics that may be controversial, we have developed a policy that will guide teachers, parents and learners in what topics are appropriate for coverage in our F2F.
As a Christian School, RCOA takes seriously our mandate to model Christian principles and to provide a Christian Worldview in all of the courses we oversee in our face to face opportunities K – 12. There are times when ‘learning’ in our classes involves topics where a possibility of perspectives exists. In an effort to respect each family’s right to educate their children as they see fit, we have created a ‘Stop Light Policy’ that categorizes topics into three areas:
We are equipped for basic first aid emergencies only. Parents will be called if a situation needs attention above this level, emergency services will be called if warranted. We will have at minimum one staff member trained in level one first aid on site. Should an incident occur during face time, our staff will complete an Incident Report Form.
Learners who have a history of serious allergic reactions need to supply their own medication (allergen creams, Epi-pen etc.) and parents must provide our staff with written instructions to be kept with the medication and if requested provide training by way of a demonstration. Because we rent public use facilities, we cannot ensure a site to be free of potential allergens (e.g. peanuts, latex, stinging insects etc.). Learners with the potential for extreme, life-threatening reactions may be asked to attend classes with a parent or guardian remaining on site who is responsible for them and/or sign a waiver stating they understand and accept the risks.
We will rely on local support systems should such an earthquake or fire occur.
A, B, Cs of How Staff Will Deal with Difficult Behaviour Situations
A) We will speak to the learner respectfully pointing out what the behaviour is that is unacceptable and why.
B) We will give the learner a warning that he/she will have to be removed if the behaviour does not improve.
Work through options – move to another location, speak to another adult regarding what is happening etc.
C) We will remove the learner from the activity and partner them with an EA or parent chaperone for the remainder of the time that day reminding them as to why this action is taken.
Parents and Administration will be informed of the situation at this point.
Please note that it is RCOA’s school wide policy that no student brings into the facilities or uses tobacco or vapour products while in attendance of any RCOA Activities, Clubs or Classes. The student will be asked to leave, parents contacted and RCOA will need to reassess the student’s suitability for further attendance.
F2F Opportunities for SE Learners
In order to help ensure that every student is successful and enjoys the RCOA Community Classes, Face to Face Classes, Clubs and Activities, we have put in place the following guidelines intended to prepare us to accommodate the unique needs of SE Learners.
Families of Learners with Special Needs will be required to attend a Special Education Support Team meeting with staff that are going to be involved with their child at class.
- The meeting cost will come from the learner’s special education budget.
- The meeting must happen before a learner with special needs may attend a Community or F2F Class/Club/Activity
- Subsequent year’s meetings will be called as the Class Coordinator and SEC determine a need.
- IEP details pertaining to group learning situations will be provided to the team members/staff
Families will provide an SEA, paid for from their child’s SE budget, or a parent assistant for one-to-one support. It is the parent and the Special Education Coordinator’s responsibility to communicate with the SEA regarding their attendance and what support is expected of the SEA while there.
After the first term, parents (in collaboration with their child’s SE Coordinator), may request that the student be permitted to attend without one-to-one support. Permission must be obtained from the Class Coordinator, the learner’s SEC and the Director of Special Education. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, in recognition of each unique situation.