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Adult Education

| Categories: Curriculum & Learning, Student Success
Adult Education students

About VSB's Adult Education program:

The Vancouver School District Adult Education program provides adult students ages 16 or older (as of July 1, 2024) with courses from the literacy level to secondary school completion. 

  • Summer Term begins Tuesday, July 2

  • Registration began Monday, June 10

  • Why choose Adult Education?

  • Complete courses for high school graduation (Dogwood or Adult Dogwood Diploma)
  • Upgrade marks or complete prerequisites for post-secondary entrance
  • Improve numeracy and literacy skills for future employment
  • Advance skills for personal interest

A flexible approach to learning:

Our flexible approach to learning allows Adult Education students to study in a way that best fits their needs. Adult Education students have the option to attend in-person structured classes, hybrid self-paced courses or a combination of both. Students can attend classes in the morning, afternoon, evening or/and on Saturdays.

Program eligibility:

Please see our Student Eligibility Guide

Please note students joining Adult Ed programs should be 16 years old or older on July 1 of the current school year. 

Code of Conduct

All students are expected to act in accordance with our Adult Education Code of Conduct.  


July 2 - August 2 (weekday classes) 

Returning students will be emailed a registration link on June 10th.

Summer Schedule by Time

With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).


 2023-2024 Adult Ed. Calendar 


If you are unsure about what courses to take, please contact our main office at 604 713-5770 to make an appointment to speak with an academic advisor.

For Registration Information, click on the appropriate box below:

Registration for current students

Current students have attended VSB South Hill or Gathering Place Education Centres since July 2023 


Registration for new or returning students

Students who have not attended VSB South Hill or Gathering Place Education Centres since July 2023.

Registration for international students

Students who are international students studying in the Vancouver area

What our students are saying:

"I am so grateful for Adult Education because it allowed me to understand what I needed to do to achieve my goals of higher education. I would never have been able to realize my goals without the support of the faculty. I developed good study habits that have followed me into my first year of law school. It is never too late to realize your full potential."

-- Daniel Zerbo, former VSB Adult Education student

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