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Blog: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

2019 -2020 Registration Continues!

Registration is well underway for the 2019-2020 school year! AVS has grown and evolved, and continues growing, with the planned addition of new classes for the Fusion program next year. Grade 11 Fusion is confirmed for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, and for grade 12 for the 2020-2021 school year. We are still accepting registrations for all grade levels of our full-time programs. To ensure a fair and organized process for accepting registrations and assigning in class spots for all programs, we have updated our registration procedures and it is REQUIRED that all full-time students (including distance-based students) submit a registration package to be placed for next year. Returning students should have already submitted their package.

Confirmation emails will be sent out by March 15th to returning students. New students should receive confirmation by April 5th. We are reviewing how many classes are required, (and possible, given staffing and classroom space considerations) in hopes of creating as many spaces as are needed. Therefore, any delay in confirmation is in a way a positive, as it means plans are still being made to accommodate our new registrants.

Those who haven’t registered, and who wish to attend AVS next year, please return the registration package immediately. Returning student priority ended on March 1, 2019. Moving forward, all student registrations will be placed in the order in which they are received, (pending availability and admin. approval of program selection). It is now critical to get the package in, as some programs will likely be full and waitlisted before the next school year begins.

Kindergarten registration is still available for home-based learners with optional onsite classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Kindergarten registration packages are available on our website, and at the school office. Children need to turn five years old by December 31, 2019 to be eligible to attend Kindergarten in September 2019.

All students from Abbotsford can apply to AVS as we do not have a standard catchment area. Out of district students can also apply.

We have added NEW Secondary course offereings:

20th Century World History 12 (4 credits) focuses on global conflicts that have impacted the world in the 20th century. This course consists of four modules: The World After World War I, World War II, The Cold War, and The Call for Freedom. Students will use historical inquiry processes and skills to ask questions gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions. Prerequisites: Social Studies 10

BC First Peoples 12 (4 credits) looks at the history, culture, traditions, and self-governance of Indigenous People in BC. This course consists of four modules: Indigenous Connections, Impact of Contact and Colonialism, Cultural Expression, and Self-Determination. Students will use historical inquiry processes and skills to ask questions gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions. Prerequisites: Social Studies 10

Criminology 12 (4 credits) is the study of crime from a social perspective: the causes of crime, the social impact of crime, and the characteristics of criminals involved in the crime. Criminologists study criminology to better understand what motivates the criminal to act in a criminal manner. Criminology 12 is an introduction to this field of study. In all forms of media in our culture, from Facebook posts to the nightly news, we are exposed to stories of crime, often causing fear and anxiety in those who are exposed to the stories. In this course, we will look at possible explanations for crime and criminal behaviour from psychological, biological, and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their consequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system. Why do some individuals commit crimes while others do not? What aspects in our culture and society contribute to crime and deviance? Why is it that individuals receive different punishments for the same crime? Why is it that individuals from some cultures are over-represented in the prison population? What factors shape the criminal case process, from arrest to punishments? How does the legal system affect the economic well-being, physical and mental health of individuals and families? Prerequisites: Social Studies 11

Marine Science 11 (4 credits) is an introduction into the mysterious world below the ocean’s surface. Scientific inquiry, measurement, research and problem solving will be used to increase knowledge and understanding of Marine Science. The concepts will focus around the aquatic cycles, structures and processes that generate and sustain life in the ocean. Please note: This is a Board Authorized elective course and does NOT meet the Ministry of Education Science 11 requirement for graduation. Prerequisites: Science 10

Check out our other course offerings at:

We look forward to welcoming you,

Brad Hutchinson, Principal