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The High School

at Vancouver Island University

Providing students with a quality high school education and university experience since 1996.

Start your journey here. The High School located on Vancouver Island University’s beautiful Nanaimo campus, offers Canadian and International students an opportunity to explore high school and beyond. Choose to graduate, prepare for university or just enjoy an experience unlike any other in Canada. Explore. Discover. Excel.

What makes us different? R Four entry dates (September, November, February and April) R 10 levels of English R Small, focused classes R University experience R VIU’s campus facilities, resources and courses R Direct entry into VIU programs R Safe, friendly and supportive environment

Visit us online at viu.ca/highschool


Canadian Family Experience viu.ca/homestay The Homestay Program provides international students with a safe and supportive environment in a Canadian home. Students are picked-up at the Nanaimo Airport or ferry terminal. Students have their own private bedroom, a quiet study area and three meals a day. Become part of the family, practice English and enjoy Canadian lifestyle.

Short-Term

Summer Program

Short-Term

Age 14 to 18

Winter Program

Students are assessed in English during orientation day. Classes range from beginner ESL to exploring university programs. All activities and field trips bring a diverse group of international students together. The one thing everyone has in common is English.

Similar to our Summer Camp but with winter activities in January. (Groups only)

Choose from 2-6 weeks of summer fun.

Sample Schedule—Culture and Lifestyle Theme Week AM PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Tour VIU Culinary Arts program

Talent show preparation

Victoria Field Trip

Tour VIU Theatre and Visual Arts programs

Canadian breakfast, class e-journal, nutrition

Foods class

Campus Scavenger Hunt

Provincial Museum Undersea Gardens

Drama, Leadership skills

Natural foods, fitness

Saturday

Sunday

Free Time with Host Families

Sample Schedule—First Nations and Forests Theme Week Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM

Tour VIU Forestry program

Forest Class

Coombs Field Trip

First Nations class

Class e-journal, VIU demonstration forest

PM

First Nations

Totem Pole activity

Cathedral Grove

Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation

Schedules vary by season. All Language & Culture Programs are subject to enrolment. Students must begin on program start dates.

Saturday

Sunday

Free Time with Host Families


Choose The High School at VIU for both long-term and short-term experiences in Canada. Explore and discover Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and beautiful British Columbia. Pathways to Learning University Entrance Guaranteed Admission to VIU

ACADEMIC GRADUATION

English 12 • Literature and academic essays • Provincial exam • Required for university entrance English 11 • Literary analysis, academic reading and writing • Prerequisite for English 12

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

VIU English Learning Centre viu.ca/esl

University Preparation Year

BC Graduation with Communications 12

Graduation (High School) from home country

Communications 12 • Reading and writing for effective communication • Provincial exam • Meets English requirement for graduation

English Preparation 12 • Advanced English language development • Expansion and application of reading, writing and grammar skills • Develop proficiency in use of listening, speaking and presentation skills English Preparation 11 • Intermediate English language development • Development of reading, writing and grammar skills • Develop confidence in use of listening, speaking and presentation skills English Preparation 10 • Basic English language development • Focus on basic reading, writing and grammar skills • Development of listening, speaking and presentation skills English Foundation 11 • Beginner reading, writing and grammar skills • Beginner listening, speaking and presentation skills • Emphasis on pronunciation and vocabulary development English Foundation 10 • Introduction to reading and writing in English • Introduction to functional listening, speaking and grammar skills • Emphasis on pronunciation and vocabulary development

Prepare for University. Develop academic and leadership skills. Gain confidence.

BC High School Graduation

Complete your high school education in Canada by taking the British Columbia Graduation Program. Be eligible for any university in Canada or the United States. Guaranteed admission to VIU!

University Preparation

English 10 • Introduction to academic writing, critical reading and synthesis • Provincial exam • Required for graduation

Communications 11 • Basic reading and writing for effective communication • Prerequisite for Communications 12

FOUNDATION

BC Graduation with English 12

Academic Programs

Upgrade your skills and acquire prerequisites for university entrance.

Short-Term Experience

Global Leadership Make a contribution to your school, your community and your world. Explore, discover and excel through participation and community engagement. Your portfolio will keep track of your leadership experiences. Take a university course or hip hop dance with campus recreation, join a team or be an ambassador.

Come to improve your English, enjoy the care and attention of our high school and discover our university. Choose from a quarter, a semester or a year. Students are assessed in English and Math.

Personal learning plans are designed to ensure students take responsibility for their pathway to success.


Visit us online at viu.ca/highschool

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS HOME STAY THE HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT HOUSING THE WATERFRONT

SEMESTER

YEAR

YEAR

(5 Months)

(10 Months)

(10 Months)

$13,000.00

$25,000.00

$32, 000.00

All inclusive

All Inclusive

All inclusive – Based on Double Occupancy

Academic Programs require a $780.00 refundable homestay deposit in addition to the fees shown above.

SUMMER PROGRAMS HOME STAY THE HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT HOUSING THE WATERFRONT

2 Weeks

4 Weeks

6 Weeks

4 Weeks

$2,250.00

$3,900.00

$5,700.00

$4,800.00

All Inclusive

All Inclusive – Based on Double Occupancy

Nanaimo Campus

ALL INCLUSIVE FEES: application fee, tuition, medical, accommodation, meals, transportation (bus pass), textbooks and activities. Prices are in Canadian dollars and subject to change without notice. Personal Expenses are not included.

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The High School at Vancouver Island University 900 Fifth Street Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada V9R 5S5

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VIU’s Nanaimo campus is only minutes from forest and mountain trails and oceanside destinations. The central Vancouver Island region has a population of approximately 175,000 and is linked to the Greater Vancouver area through regular ferry service and frequent flights to Vancouver International Airport, as well as downtown Vancouver.

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Vancouver Island’s natural beauty and temperate climate provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation such as surfing, rock climbing, cycling, sailing, golfing, hiking and snowboarding.

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Mr. Keith Watson, Principal Phone: 1.250.740.6317 Fax: 1.250.740.6470 Email: highschool@viu.ca

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