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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Post Secondary Transition Programs & Courses


As students prepare for graduation from high school, they are encouraged to explore some of the program offerings on the right, as there are agreements in place between the Coquitlam school district and Douglas College that allow students to gain either :

  • a reserved seat for the top qualifying applicants, or
  • post secondary credit for courses completed in high school

For a complete list of programs, see the links in the right column, under "Advanced Placement". 
For the actual agreement specifics, press here.


CONCURRENT STUDIES: "SFU" and "Douglas College"

Simon Fraser University:
If you are a BC secondary student with very strong academic standing (90% average or higher in your academic courses), you can apply to take courses at SFU as a Concurrent Studies student. That is, you can take an SFU course while in grade 12. You can take one or two SFU courses while still attending high school.

Douglas College:
Douglas College has created an opportunity for high school students to enroll in college courses while attending grade 12. Students may apply for Concurrent Studies and register in any first-year university transfer course offered at the college. Pre-requisites are waived for Concurrent Studies students (thought students may need to write an English assessment in order to register for English or Communications classes).

 For more information about SFU or Douglas College, see their links on the right under "Concurrent Studies" .

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY : "Headstart in Art"

Applications  for the September 2019 intake are out now!
The are usually advertised at your school in a variety of ways, but it might be best to stay in contact with the art teacher/department at your school.

This "Drawing & 2D Language" course (FNDT 106) will be available to current Grade 11 or 12 students or recent graduates from any of the secondary schools in School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) and surrounding area. The course will carry degree credit at Emily Carr and transfer credit to other Fine Art programs. The course is particularly aimed at students considering post-secondary studies in visual art, media art or design - students who achieve a B grade or higher will be approved to have the portfolio component of their ECU first year application waived.

A ECU instructor will teach the course on Tuesday evenings (6.00pm - 9.00pm) from Sept. 10 to Dec. 10, 2019 (inclusive) at Gleneagle Secondary School (room 106).

This course introduces students to the methods, materials and concepts of drawing, both as a visual language and as a tool for enhancing perceptual awareness. While investigating process and developing a critical vocabulary, students will begin to acquire the skills to translate immediate observation and ideas into 2-dimensional form. In-class projects and assignments will encompass various aspects of drawing, while visual presentations and class discussion will introduce students to contemporary and historical ideas of art and design.

For more information and application, see the link on the right under "Headstart in Art".




School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828