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Adult Program Options


School District #28 offers tuition free, online courses for adults looking to upgrade their education.

The adult courses are offered online.

  • The online course offerings allow flexibility for adults to work at a pace that suits them.
  • The online options make it possible to fit their studies around work and/or family responsibilities.
  • Adult students will need access to a computer and the Internet to be able to access the courses.
  • Test taking is the only face-to-face requirement.

To write the tests adult students set an appointment with their teacher or coordinator and we provide a testing space at Helen Dixon Center. 

(If you are living outside of Quesnel please contact your teacher for other testing options.)

Helen Dixon Centre, 241 Kinchant St, Quesnel, BC V2J 2R3


Two Adult Options

There are two pathways for adults looking to upgrade their education

1)  Adult Dogwood

The Adult Dogwood is a program for adults who have not yet graduated.

You need to complete 5 courses for the Adult Dogwood.

  1. Language Arts 12
  2. Mathematics 11
    • Accounting 11 is also an option.
  3. Three other grade 12 ministry authorized courses.
    • You could also complete Social Studies 11 and 2 other Grade 12 courses.

Other Information about the Adult Dogwood?

  • You need to be 18 years or older to apply to the program.
  • Completed courses from time spent at your previous school may count towards the adult dogwood, but you need to complete 3 courses after you turn 18.
  • The official name of the adult credential is the British Columbia Adult Graduation Diploma.
  • Adults may choose to complete the regular Dogwood Diploma.


2) Graduated Adult Upgrading


For adult students who have already graduated, but are looking to upgrade their marks, or take particular courses to enroll in other post secondary education or training School District #28 also offers tuition free courses.

These courses are available to all adults tuition free as part of the ministry of education upgrading program.

QDL offers some but not all of the courses on the list.  Please contact us for more information.