Programs

Powell River School District (PRSD) offers an International Education Program (IEP) to students from other countries who wish to study in Canada. Their separate study options give International students the opportunity to experience the Canadian educational system at varying levels of difficulty and involvement. Brooks Secondary School provides a stimulating working and social environment in which students learn English for pleasure or to gain credit towards graduation from a BC high school.

Upon arrival into Powell River, International students may be required to take the SLEP Placement exam. Following assessment, students are placed in programs based on their abilities and goals.

British Columbia graduation and university entrance program is the most popular program. The eventual goal for students in this program is to attain high school graduation and preparation for entry into a post secondary institution. Among the academic courses leading to high school graduation are mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, geography, history, English composition, English literature, French, Spanish and law. Non-academic courses are also available including band, choir, acting, cooking, art, technology, computers, drafting, physical education, mechanics, automotive, woodwork, accounting, clothing and textiles.

One-year Cultural & Language Experience Program gives students the opportunity to learn English quickly while experiencing Canadian culture. Students taking this recreational English program must be dedicated to their studies, but are also encouraged to participate in Canadian recreational and cultural activities.

BC Graduation Program

International students enrolled in our academic programs are offered BC government curriculum courses along with a wide range of electives. The eventual goal for students in this program is to earn credits leading toward high school graduation and preparation for entry into a post secondary institution.

British Columbia’s High School Graduation diploma is recognized by all Canadian and U.S. universities as well as colleges and universities around the world. The BC graduation and university entrance program is the most popular program offered in Powell River. One hundred percent of Powell River’s International students have been accepted and have gone on to further their education in universities throughout Canada, the United States and around the world.

Engish Language & Canadian Cultural Experience

This one-year program gives International students the chance to learn English quickly while experiencing Canadian culture. Students taking this cultural experience program must be dedicated to their studies, but are also encouraged to participate in Canadian recreational and cultural activities.

ACADEMIC PREPATORY PROGRAM

A 10-month Academic Prepatory Program introduces International students to the educational format of BC secondary schools. This program serves as excellent preparation for further studies in Canada should students want to undertake the standard curriculum in the future.

English as a Second Language(ESL)

ESL or English as a Second Language, is mandatory for first year International students. Powell River’s unique English Immersion program features outdoor excursions and a community awareness program which assists students in fully developing their knowledge of Canadian life while enhancing their proficiency in speaking English.

Summer ESL Eco-Adventure Program

The popular Summer ESL Eco-Adventure Program accepts International students for three weeks during the months of July and August for outdoor recreation and ESL fun. Camping, hiking, horseback riding, golfing, swimming, sailing and kayaking are a few of the outdoor activities enjoyed by our students.