Through our district’s partnerships with Camosun College and University of Victoria, students have the opportunity to take one or more post secondary courses that provide them with dual credit – credit at a post secondary institution and credit towards their high school graduation. Through both institutions, students have over 1000 different university and college courses to choose from. All of these courses can be taken on campus, with some being available online and within our schools.
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With our school district being a part of the South Island Partnership (SIP), a partnership between the five southern island school districts and Camosun College, our students have the opportunity to take any first year course or program at Camosun as a dual credit offering.
Dual credit courses allow students to take post-secondary courses, tuition-free, simultaneously earning credit at their high school and at Camosun. Please note that students are responsible for a registration fee (approximately $40), along with any required textbook costs.
To explore the variety of courses and programs Camosun has to offer, please use the following link:
If you are interested in taking a Camosun course, please speak with your school-based career coordinator, and begin filling out our SIP Course Application Package 2017-18.
With our school district having a partnership with the University of Victoria, our students have the opportunity to take any first year course at UVIC as a dual credit offering. Through our UStart program, students apply in grade 11 to take up to one UVIC course per semester during their grade 12 year.
Dual credit courses allow students to take post-secondary courses, tuition-free, simultaneously earning credit at their high school and at UVIC. Please note that students are responsible for their student fees (approximately $160) as well as any required textbook costs.
If you are interested in exploring the variety of courses UVIC has to offer, please speak with your school-based career coordinator, and explore our UStart Program Guide .
In addition to our students being able to take Camosun courses on-campus and online, many of our schools have started offering an opportunity where students are able to take dual credit courses in the comfort of their home school. Dual Credit Cohort Classes involve high school teachers team teaching with Camosun instructors inside and outside the regular secondary timetable. This opportunity allows students to get credit for a high school and a Camosun course, while receiving support and instruction from two teachers.
To find out what cohort classes your school is offering, connect with your school-based career coordinator.