#200 - 1065 Columbia Street
New Westminster
V3M 6H7
(604) 517-6191


How do we differ from other online schools?

Our students can work at home (24/7) or in our computer lab and get help from certified teachers.


Any course you complete with us is acceptable at any secondary or post secondary school in Canada. Graduates from our school receive the same Dogwood Diploma issued by any High School in BC.

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Summer Semester hours for students to WRITE TESTS, at our Columbia Square location (#200 - 1065 Columbia St):
Wednesdays 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm (July 5 to August 2)
Thursdays 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (July 6 to August 3)
Both Locations CLOSED August 4th to September 5th (inclusive)

For transcript information please call 604 517-6191


Fall registrations will be drop-in at Columbia Square on:

Starting September 11th registration will be by appointment ONLY. Please call (604-517-6191).


We have TWO Locations:

New Site Columbia Square is OPEN for the Summer Semester

Columbia Square Education Centre (#200 - 1065 Columbia St) 

The Columbia Square location is OPEN in the summer. See hours above.

New Site Room 187 (NWSS) is CLOSED for the Summer Semester

New Westminster Secondary School Room #187 (at the north end - 10th Ave)

The Room 187 location is CLOSED for the Summer Semester and will re-open on Sept 6th

Check the dates on our calendar for specific details.


Registration for ONLINE courses:

Currently a student? Contact your CURRENT teacher to enroll in another online course.

Returning student? See the Course Outlines link for information about our courses and contact the course instructor. If you were previously enrolled in an online course and would like to continue, contact the course instructor

New student? Currently, registration is by appointment (604-517-6191). Remember to bring the 3 pieces of required ID and your most recent transcript or report card. All appointments are at our Columbia Square location, except for Monday and Thursday evenings after 6:00 PM which will take place in Room 187 at NWSS.

ID Requirements:

Adults (over age 19) are required to show THREE pieces of ID. High School students need to bring their current school ID or BC Driver's licence, or any photo ID (i.e. Passport).

Fees? It depends:

Students who have NOT yet graduated from secondary school or high school in BC or in another jurisdiction are able to take all courses tuition FREE.

Adult Literacy Foundation courses (upgrading courses below Grade 11 level) are tuition FREE for ALL students, including high school graduates. The Ministry of Education website lists these free courses.

Adult students who have completed graduation from a secondary school or high school in BC or in another jurisdiction have to pay a tuition FEE of $375 per course.

Graduated students born AFTER July 1, 1998 (and before June 30, 1999) do NOT have to pay the $375 tuition fee if they register for an online course and become ACTIVE in the course by submitting a significant number of Assignments or Assessments by April 27th, 2018.

International students attending school in BC pay a tuition fee of $800 per course. International students who are already enrolled at New Westminster Secondary School pay a tuition fee of $675 per course.

Tuition Refund Policy:

  • Cancellations within 2 weeks of registration: $50 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation after 2 weeks of registration: NO REFUND.
  • If you have completed more than 10% of the course marks, NO REFUND, no matter when you cancel.

High School students (from New Westminster or from any another school district) who want to register need to print and complete an Under Age 19 Registration Form. High School students need to bring their current school ID or BC Driver's licence, or any photo ID (i.e. Passport).

Contact Jim Kemp (jkemp@sd40.bc.ca) for more information.


For students who are interested in enrolling in English Language Learning (ELL) classes, upgrading and Grade 11 & 12 classroom courses at the Pearson Adult Learning Centre (PALC) please visit their website (Click here for the PALC website).


If you have questions about registering for our courses or have completed a course and need a transcript, please phone 604-517-6191 or contact Cyndy Hinton (chinton@sd40.bc.ca) or contact Jim Kemp (jkemp@sd40.bc.ca).

Click Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.