After you complete a grade 10-12 VLN course you can check to see if your final grade was successfully uploaded to your Ministry Transcript. Sign into EdAccess to take a look at your Unofficial Transcript. You'll need your PEN number. Please note the Ministry of Education has specific upload dates so it will not appear immediately.
If it does not appear please contact your course teacher or your VLN counsellor.
UBC Deadline of February 1st Any student who has completed all of their work and written the final exam/provincial exam (if required) WILL meet the UBC deadline. The deadline is for students work, not for teachers to have work marked, nor for a mark to be entered into the ministry website. Once teachers have marked all work a final grade will be issued. Your home school will then upload these marks to the ministry and your transcript in their next upload period (see below).
When will I see my mark on my transcript Students fall into three categories depending where their home school is. 1. Full-time VLN student – Your mark will be updated by VLN directly in our next ministry approved upload time through a program called TRAX. This is currently scheduled to happen around the middle of February for our school. 2. Public Schools in districts other than Delta, New Westminster, or VSB Continuing Ed – Your mark will be put into the computer system (MyEd) by VLN. The mark will then be uploaded by your home school, via TRAX. Semester schools will be uploading mid-February, linear schools will be uploading in March. PLEASE KNOW that both dates will still be fine for UBC. 3. Independent schools, as well as Delta, and New Westminster – Marks will be finalized, a report card will be generated for the student, and the student then takes the report card to their home school counsellor or records clerk to be entered. The home school is legally obligated to submit marks from other schools for any of their students. The...
Our VLN community needs parent voices on its Parent Advisory Council (PAC).
PACs are forums within each school community to discuss matters affecting your school and the education of your children. Parents’ voices are a tremendous value to their school. They offer a wealth of ideas and support in the challenges that face all public schools. PACs strive to represent the diversity within their communities and contribute to the benefit of all students by:
• providing opportunities to educate and inform parents about the school; • involving parents in volunteer activities; and • openly discussing parents' concerns and aspirations for their schools.
The Vancouver School Board is considering a proposal to reorganize VLN. This proposal will not change any of the course options for VLN students. VLN will continue to offer online courses without disruption – this includes the upcoming spring/summer session.
As part of the proposal, VLN’s central office will be moving into Tupper Secondary School, located at 419 East 24th Ave, in late August. From that point forward, counselling support and exam supervision will take place at the new location. Education resources such as textbooks and learning materials will also be available to students at the new VLN location.
In September, VLN instructors will be decentralized and moved to 4 different neighbourhood schools throughout Vancouver. The selection of those schools has not yet been determined. Access to your teachers will continue through email, phone, and the D2L learning management system. Each neighbourhood school will create a drop-in scheduled block for students to get additional DL support. Students will not be required to attend these blocks, but will have access to this extra support if they want to take advantage of it. Counsellors will remain at the central office to guide students in their learning plan.
As I mentioned earlier, we anticipate that the move of the central office and teaching staff will have little to no impact on your ability to take our courses and successfully complete them. We hope the ability to access additional help will enhance your experience with us.
VLN’s student learning centre is a physical space within our virtual high school. It is open daily during the school year. It is staffed by a friendly and knowledgeable teacher who is available to answer questions and provide educational assistance. The computer lab has iMacs and Windows 7 computers with access to a printer and a scanner. Plan to spend an hour or a full day, we are here to help you.