New Indigenous-Focused Graduation Requirement

As part of the provincial government’s commitments to truth, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, the Ministry of Education is implementing a mandatory course or bundle of credits related to Indigenous Peoples as part of graduation requirements in British Columbia. The new requirement will build on the education sector’s work to date, to incorporate Indigenous content into the provincial K-12 curriculum, and support students to graduate with deeper understanding and knowledge of Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives, histories, and cultures. Comox Valley Schools are now beginning to develop student schedules for next school year to support this new requirement. There will be more information for students and families regarding new graduation requirement this summer. For more information, please see this detailed information issued by the Ministry of Education and Childcare.