Course Planning

5 Tips for Course Planning

Vice Principal Zacharias covers all the basics of course registration. Learn about credit requirements, mandatory and elective classes, and important prerequisite classes to watch out for.

We recognize that there can be a lot to think of when choosing courses and making sure you’ll have the right credits to graduate. While it can feel overwhelming at times, we want to walk alongside you as you discover more about the courses we offer, credits you need, and your transcript. Find out more below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

  • How do I register for classes?
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      1. Online: BCA students register online through Briercrest Live, our BCA Registration Portal. Login credentials for this site are sent to families upon students' acceptance to BCA. Please contact our office for information or assistance.
        • New out-of-province students, please consult with one of our administrators prior to selecting courses online in order to have your current transcript assessed for transfer credits. See this file for detailed instructions.  
        • New international students, you will be registered into courses upon arrival at BCA based on consultation with our administration and our International Program Director as per the ENGLISH+ program guidelines. See this file for detailed instructions.
        • Extra Resource: Credit Transfer Guide, Saskatchewan Secondary Education  (Government of Saskatchewan)
           
      2. Steps for Selecting Classes & Registering Online Using Briercrest Live: Access specific details about how to decide which classes to take and how to register for your classes after logging in to Briercrest Live.


  • When do I register for classes?
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      1. Before all students are granted access to online registration through our portal, both parents/guardians and students need to complete all of the necessary online forms. For links to the online forms, click on Forms for Parents or Forms for Students.
      2. Early registration: May*: BCA offers a staggered online registration process, prioritized for students who have been accepted by the beginning of May, starting with grade 12 students, followed consecutively by grade 11, 10, and 9 students. Please read through our BCA Course Registration Schedule for specific dates and details.
      3. Late registration: June–August*: New students who are accepted after our early registration dates OR returning students who miss their early registration dates may access the online portal to select their classes until the end of August. Please read through our BCA Course Registration Schedule for specific dates and details.
      4. *We have delayed our typical registration cycles in order to align our timetable with the most recent COVID-19 public health guidelines for return to school. 


  • What credits do I need to graduate from BCA?
  • What credits do I need to get into post-secondary education?
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      1. Graduation from high school vs. acceptance into a post-secondary institution: While we routinely provide information regarding the courses students need for graduation in Saskatchewan, parents/guardians and students should research the requirements for entrance into specific post-secondary programs as these vary by institution and by year and may be above and beyond Saskatchewan's basic graduation requirements.
      2. For more information, consult the Government of Saskatchewan page: Credits, Degrees and Transcripts.
      3. Please contact our career counselor for further information and to set up an appointment; call 306-756-3303 or email bca@briercrest.ca.


  • What classes does BCA offer?
  • What classes should I take each year?
  • Which college courses can I take during my grade 12 year?
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      1.  Eligibility:
      • In order to take one of the BCS courses available to Gr. 12 BCA students in lieu of CE30, you need to have completed your grade 11 courses in good academic standing.
      • In order to take one of the other BCS courses available to Gr. 12 BCA students, you need to have completed in advance of starting the college course one grade 12 English Language Arts course (ELA A30 or ELA B30) with a minimum mark of 60%.
      1. Cost:
      • BCS courses eligible to be taken in lieu of CE30 are available to BCA students at 15% of the regular cost (limit 1 class per student at this subsidized price).
      • The other BCS courses that are available to BCA students are offered at 25% of the regular cost.
      1. Academic Accommodations Available: 
      1. College Course Options:


  • What school supplies do I need?
  • How do I get my high school transcript?
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      1. You can find out how to request official high school transcripts here.


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