Please consult our Course Planning Guide for details about courses, programs and more, including information on graduation requirements, athletics and clubs. You will find descriptions for all of the courses offered at Point Grey Secondary School in this booklet.
For each grade, there is a different set of courses from which to choose. In late January/early February each year, students in each grade learn about these choices, the course requirements of that grade, and the timeline for the course selection process. Course Planning Forms are completed, signed and submitted to the appropriate grade counsellor. Online course selection is done through the MyEd Student Portal - for instructions, click here. Please see below for details, grade-by-grade.
Grade 8: Grade 7 students select courses on the Grade 8 Enrolment Form distributed at their elementary school, or received from our school office in the case a student has been accepted for enrolment, but does not currently attend one of our three in-catchment elementary schools (Kerrisdale, Quilchena, Southlands).
Grades 9 - 12: Grade-specific Course Planning Forms can be accessed below. In addition, Course Planning Presentations are included. These presentations provide comprehensive details about the course planning process. For the 2023 - 24 school year, updates are in progress, as below. As documents are posted through the month of February, you will see the titles activated as blue links. Information, by grade, is also shared with students through their Grade MS Team:
Summer School and On-Line Courses - Forms Required
Planning for the Graduation Program
(Please note: The new 2018 Graduation Program is now fully implemented in 2021/22. Please consult the Ministry of Education website for details, consult the documents provided below, or see counsellors for clarification)
Every student will have an individual timetable that is structured within the framework of facilities, staff availability, time allotments, graduation requirements and student choice. Timetabling of student choice is done by computer. There is a wide choice of courses offered, and periodically a "conflict" may occur when two requested courses fall in the same period. Some courses may fill and will not be available to everyone making a request. Conflicts and filled classes will not prevent development of a graduation plan, but may affect choice within a subject area. Every effort will be made to provide students with the requested courses.
Students in Grades 11 and 12 who are interested in post-secondary programs usually must meet specific program requirements that go beyond Ministry minimums. All students need to take note of post-secondary prerequisite courses when making longer-range plans.
Parents who have questions about course selection are invited to contact the appropriate counsellor. Course planning sessions for parents are usually offered at Point Grey in late Jan./early Feb., but these were suspended in 2020 due to current health concerns. Students, please view the Course Planning Presentation and consult your Grade Team online.
All students in Grades 8 through 11 will take eight courses.
All students in Grade 12 will take seven courses; the eighth can be a Study Block.