Looking to upgrade your skills? Jump start your life with Academic Upgrading (formerly Adult Basic Education). When opportunity comes your way, it's important to be prepared.
Improve subject understanding, study skills and complete prerequisite courses such as biology, chemistry, English, math and physics along with college success, computer sciences and social studies. All high school levels are available. Our classrooms are supportive and respectful, and our instructors are committed to your success.
Information and Registration Sessions
For September classes, drop in to the campus in your community. We will help you to reach your goals. Early-bird registration dates are available throughout the summer at each location. Find out when...
Learn in a Supportive Atmosphere
You will likely find that Academic Upgrading is different from your previous school experiences. Academic Upgrading instructors help you to reach your goals in a friendly, supportive, and respectful atmosphere.
Begin where you are right now and develop your study skills
Take the courses you need to meet your goals
Improve your understanding of course content
Get help with difficult concepts from other courses
Work out a schedule that suits your needs
Understand the way you learn best
Take a class or work on your own
Get instruction and support when you need it to improve basic skills like reading, writing & math
To get started, call or email Kate Nott, 250.354.3230, Academic Upgrading Assistant to find out how Academic Upgrading can work for you.
Locations Near You
You can meet with an instructor to assess your present skill level and get help to decide which courses will meet your needs.
Areas of Study & Support
You can take just one course or design a program to meet your needs. Academic Upgrading can help you complete prerequisite courses for entry into college or university, or to complete the BC Adult Graduation Diploma, the "Adult Dogwood".