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1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3B 7Z5| Phone: 604-941-5401| Contact Us
Terry Fox Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Graduation Information


In order to meet graduation requirements and be awarded a British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood) students must earn a minimum of 80 credits to graduate. The Graduation Program  link below provides a brief overview of the requirements for graduation. 

This is a special message for grade 12 students and parents regarding the 2021 graduation.

Graduation is a milestone that each of us remember fondly, and while COVID will impact and change the traditional activities we usually enjoy, it is our pledge to you that we will do what we can to make this event memorable.

It should come as no surprise, but we cannot offer a Dinner-Dance, after-grad event or a Grad Cruise this year. PHO orders against such gatherings are still in effect and even if they were to be lifted in the spring, the time required to book and organize just wouldn’t be there.

While there will be no after grad event, we do have parents interested in fund-raising to enhance the commencement and provide mementos to the grads.  Our parent contact is Lisa Currier She is asking parents who want to support this effort to contact her directly.

We also have a new Terry Fox PAC Facebook Page that will be helping us share information. You are encouraged to visit the page and sign up.

2021 Commencement Plan

As you recall last year, we offered a drive-through commencement where students had the opportunity to cross a stage and family members had the chance to watch this special event. A similar style commencement is in the works for the upcoming year and we have scheduled Wednesday June 23rd as our Commencement Ceremony day.

We will begin to work out the details in the upcoming weeks and while the Drive-Through commencement is our current plan, should the PHO lift restrictions and if we are given more flexibility we will do our best to reflect that relaxation in our planning.

Some other things to consider:

  • Grads will have a Valedictorian as selected by their peers
  • Grads will have a cap and gown to keep
  • Grads will have great and moving speeches to inspire you
  • Grads will have decorations
  • Grads will have input: please bring any suggestions about how to make Grad the best it can be to Ms. Fridge and/or Ms. D'Alfonso

The Grad fee this year is $50 which covers the cost of a cap and gown and goes a little way towards the cost of decorations and rentals and some potential grad swag. This fee is on your School Cash Online account.

Grads will have some work to do before Grad. Most importantly they will need to complete their Capstone and CLC as they are Grad Requirements. Please read below:

All grade 12 students are enrolled in Career-Life Connections 12 (CLC 12) which is a 4-credit course required for graduation. Each student is on a CLC 12 Microsoft Team where they can find explanations for their assignments and course work. During monthly Flex classes, grade 12 students and their CLC 12 teacher have been working on strengthening self-awareness, refining employability skills, and planning for life after graduation.

In March, our grads will be offered a workshop on financial literacy to support some of that planning. But the most exciting part of CLC 12 is the Capstone Project. We hope your child has connected with you about their Capstone Project ideas. If they haven’t, please strike up a conversation with them about it!

The Capstone Project (and sharing of it through the CLC Presentation) is the final assessment for CLC 12, worth 50% of the course grade. All components of the project are due no later than Tuesday June 1st, 2021. 

The Capstone Projects are student-designed and personal to each student’s career-life motivations, and so they can take many forms. For examples and more information on the Capstone Project and CLC Presentation, please see your child’s CLC 12 Team or contact their CLC 12 teacher.

By our MARCH 19th Deadline:

  • Grads will need to sign up to confirm attendance
  • Grads will need to submit their height for a cap and gown

Please connect with Ms.Tsang, our Career Resource Facilitator to make sure you let her know about your scholarships so we can add them to the school total and celebrate the genius that is you.


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Terry Fox Secondary School

1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam British Columbia
Canada V3B 7Z5
604-941-5401 604-937-8059
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