Indigenous-focused grad requirements coming next year for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows students

April 7, 2022

By Colleen Flanagan, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News

Next year students in the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows School District will need to complete an Indigenous-focused requirement in order to graduate.

Starting in the 2023/24 school year students in Grades 10-12 will need to complete four credits of the current 80 credit requirements for their BC Certificate of Graduation, or the Dogwood Diploma, in Indigenous-focused courses.

Options could include current provincial courses already part of the school system or a First Nations language course.

Provincial courses include BC First Peoples 12 and Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12. English First Peoples: Literacy Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, Writing 10, Literary Studies + New Media 11, Literary Studies + Spoken Language 11, Literary Studies + Writing 11, English First Peoples 12.

Some of the courses will be considered two credit courses, allowing the student to meet half the requirement with one class.

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