School District 62 (Sooke)

3067 Jacklin Road  Victoria, British Columbia Canada V9B 3Y7
Phone: (250) 478-5501  Fax: (250) 478-2879  Attendance: (250) 391-4717  email: 

Graduation Information

Belmont's LifeAfterHighSchool Project

The LifeAfterHighSchool (LAHS) program is designed to help BC Grade 12 students apply for and learn how to pay for their intended program of study at a BC college or university. The LAHS program provides support and resources to make it easier for students to:
A. identify a college or university option
B. be supported through the application process
C. determine their study or student budget

Belmont Senior Secondary School is 1 of 8 schools on Vancouver Island participating in the program with a grand total of 24 schools throughout BC involved in the LAHS program.

What's the best part about the program you ask? LAHS program will pay for one application fee for a program at a BC public institution!

What You Need to Graduate

In order to graduate with a Dogwood, every student in the Graduation Program has to pass certain basic courses, like English, mathematics and science. The table below is an overview of what you need to graduate:

  • 48 credits from required courses
  • 28 credits from elective courses, and
  • 4 credits from Graduation Transitions

Graduation requirements are introduced in your Planning 10 class. For more help, talk to your teacher or school counselor. Refer to the Grad Planner for more details and the Planning Form for an overview of the graduation requirements.

Graduation Transitions

Starting in the September 1, 2007 school year, Graduation Transitions replaces the Graduation Portfolio Assessment found in the original 2004 graduation program. All BC secondary school students who are enrolled in Grade 10, 11 or 12 as of September 1, 2007, and beyond must demonstrate they have met the following requirements for:

  • Personal Health - Maintain a Personal Health/Physical Activity Log and participate in a minimum of 150 minutes (2.5 hours) per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity.
  • Community Connections - participate in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service and describe what was learned.
  • Career and Life - complete a transition plan and present significant accomplishments.

Daily Physical Activity (DPA) Program

Effective September 2008, all students from K to 12 will participate in 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Physical activity may consist of either instructional or non-instructional activities. Grades 10-12 students must document and report a minimum of 150 minutes per week of physical activity, at a moderate to vigorous intensity, as part of their Graduation Transitions Program.

How is this time going to be tracked? 

Students are responsible for self-reporting by creating a Daily Physical Activity Log on

A minimum of 150 minutes per week of physical activity must be recorded on a weekly basis. (DPA logs must show a minimum of 150 minutes per week)

Due:  May 30, 2011

Using the LearnNowBC DPA Log.

  1. Sign-Up with LearnNowBC
    (you will need to know your PEN)
  2. Create your personal DPA Tracker Log online and enter your daily activities.

Questions??? Contact the LearnNowBC Support Desk:
by telephone, toll-free:1 888 412 5622
or by email at
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Visit the DPA website for more information.

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Updated Oct 2010

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