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Central Okanagan School District #23, Kelowna, British Columbia

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District Mission/Goals for International Program

...to educate students in a safe, inspirational learning environment where every student develops the knowledge and skills to be a lifelong learner and healthy productive member of our global society.

District Profile

Type:  Public
District School Population:  21,415
# International Students:  71
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary30K - 6
Middle67 - 9
Secondary510 - 12

Accreditation

British Columbia Ministry of Education

School Profiles

District Schools Accepting International Students

# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Middle47 - 9 20 - 3027.5
Secondary510 - 12 20 - 3027.5

District Support for International Students

International Student Programs

 International Student ProgramsActivities, Events, and Field Trips (Day, Weekend, Semester Break Trips)
 International Student ProgramsCounselling, Buddy Programs, and Peer Programs
 International Student ProgramsOrientation Programs
 International Student ProgramsPrograms for Students with Disabilities

Accommodation for International Students

 Accommodation for International StudentsHomestay Provided by District

Language Support for International Students

 Language Support for International StudentsLanguage Classes During Study Programs
 Language Support for International StudentsLanguage Tutoring
 Language Support for International StudentsPre-program Language Classes

Secondary Schools

About the Secondary School International Program

Established in 2006, the International Education Program, delivered through 5 district high schools ranging in size from 800 - 1,500 students, all within a 30-minute drive from downtown Kelowna, offers a full academic curriculum - fine arts, science and technology, modern languages, media, athletics - on a year-long basis, including a variety of specialized academies in sport, arts and culture and career prep programs. The district also offers short term winter and summer programs, including a 3- 4 week Intensive ESL and Culture programs.

Secondary School Highlights

  • Limited enrolment to 1% of district population guarantees a unique cultural and academic experience
  • Students can begin studies in September or February
  • Transfer agreements with University of British Columbia-Okanagan, Okanagan College, and British Columbia Institute of Technology

Secondary School Program Options

  • Academic Academies (Science, Technology, Tourism & More)
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • English Language Courses
  • Fine & Performing Arts Programs
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Other Language Courses
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Short Term High School Experience (Semester)
  • Sports Academies (Hockey, Soccer & More)
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs
  • Vocational/Trade Programs
  • Weekend/Break Activity Programs
  • Work Based Experience Programs

Consideration for Secondary School Admission

Academic Grades in Country of Origin:
 Academic Grades in Country of Origin Considered
Reference from School Principal or Official:
 Reference from School Principal or OfficialRequired
English Language Proficiency:
 English Language ProficiencyAll Levels
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
 Preference Given to Religious Affiliation Not Considered

Secondary School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee Application Fee (C$): 200
Notice Date Application Deadline: June 1
Rolling Varies Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 12,300
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District

Middle Schools

About the Middle School International Program

The middle school program (grades 6 - 8) is offered in four schools - Constable Neil Bruce, Dr. Knox, Glenrosa and Springvalley schools. Schools range in size from 400 - 600 students. The schools offer a full range of academic curriculum taught by BC College of Teacher certified instructors

Middle School Highlights

  • Full range of academic curriculum, including specialized programs in band, drama, choir, outdoors, digital media and more
  • Students can begin studies in September or January

Middle School Program Options

  • English Language Courses
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Other School Programs
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs
  • Weekend Break Activity Programs

Consideration for Middle School Admission

Academic Grades in Country of Origin:
 Academic Grades in Country of Origin Considered
Reference from School Principal or Official:
 Reference from School Principal or Official Required
English Language Proficiency:
 English Language Proficiency All Levels
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
 Preference Given to Religious Affiliation Not Considered

Middle School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee Application Fee (C$): 200
Notice Date Application Deadline: June 1
Rolling Varies Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 12,400
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District