#200 - 1065 Columbia Street
New Westminster
V3M 6H7
(604) 517-6191

How do we differ from other online schools?

Our students can work at home (24/7) or in our computer lab and get help from certified teachers.

Any course you complete with us is acceptable at any secondary or post secondary school in Canada. Graduates from our school receive the same Dogwood Diploma issued by any High School in BC.

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May 22, 2017 8:31 AM

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Our spring semester ends Friday, June 9th

Our summer semester starts Tuesday, July 4th and ends on Thursday, August 3rd

Please check the Course Outlines link to see which courses will be offered this summer.

Hours for our TWO Locations:

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Columbia Square Education Centre (#200 - 1065 Columbia St) is open to ALL students:

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New Westminster Secondary School Room #187 (at the north end - 10th Ave) is open to students:

  • Mondays to Fridays: 10am - 4pm (NWSS students ONLY)
  • Mondays & Thursdays: 4pm - 8pm (All students: Adults and NWSS students)

Check the dates on our calendar for specific details.

For information on registering for Summer School CLASSROOM courses (NOT online courses) click here.

Registration for ONLINE courses:

Currently a student? Contact your teacher to enrol in another online course.

Returning student? See the Course Outlines link for information about our courses and contact the course instructor. If you were previously enrolled in an online course and would like to continue, contact the course instructor

New student? Currently, registration is by appointment (604-517-6191). Remember to bring the 3 pieces of required ID and your most recent transcript or report card. All appointments are at our Columbia Square location, except for Monday and Thursday evenings after 6:00 PM which will take place in Room 187 at NWSS.

ID Requirements:

Adults (over age 19) are required to show THREE pieces of ID. High School students need to bring their current school ID or BC Driver's licence.

Fees? It depends:

Students who have NOT yet graduated in BC or in another jurisdiction are able to take all courses tuition FREE.

Adult Literacy Foundation courses (upgrading courses below Grade 11 level) are tuition FREE for ALL students, including high school graduates. The Ministry of Education website lists these free courses.

Adult students who have completed graduation from a secondary school or high school in BC or in another jurisdiction have to pay a tuition FEE of $375 per course.

Graduated students born AFTER July 1, 1997 (and before June 30, 1998) do NOT have to pay the $375 tuition fee if they register for an online course by April 21st, 2017 and become ACTIVE in the course by submitting a significant number of Assignments or Assessments by May 4th, 2017. Note: Graduated students born AFTER July 1, 1998 have until early May 2018 to become ACTIVE.

International students attending school in BC pay a tuition fee of $800 per course. International students who are already enrolled at New Westminster Secondary School pay a tuition fee of $675 per course.

Tuition Refund Policy:

  • Cancellations within 2 weeks of registration: $50 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation after 2 weeks of registration: NO REFUND.
  • If you have completed more than 10% of the course marks, NO REFUND, no matter when you cancel.

High School students (from New Westminster or from any another school district) who want to register need to print and complete an Under Age 19 Registration Form. Contact Jim Kemp (jkemp@sd40.bc.ca) for more information.

If you have questions about registering for our courses please phone 604-517-6191 or contact Cyndy Hinton (chinton@sd40.bc.ca) or contact Jim Kemp (jkemp@sd40.bc.ca).

Click Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.