School District 91’s International Program is purposefully small to ensure a uniquely personalized experience. International students can choose between our four communities depending on personal interests and will be placed with a quality homestay family.
Nechako School District 91
Nechako Lakes School District provides educational services to just over 4000 students in beautiful Northern British Columbia. Our communities of Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake are all small communities (less than 10 000 people) that are known for their natural beauty. We are fortunate to be surrounded by a variety of pristine lakes and rivers.
We enroll just over 4000 students between our 3 high schools, 3 elementary – secondary schools, 11 elementary schools and our province wide virtual school (EBUS Academy.)
We are a public school district that is accredited by the Province of British Columbia.
Students who are looking for a unique “Canadian” experience will enjoy all that our school district and communities have to offer. From our beautiful fall to the variety of winter activities available in our communities, our region offers everything that someone wanting to experience Canada may want.
Our international students have participated in a variety of school and community athletic and fine arts including:
- canoeing / kayaking
- skiing / snowboarding
- cross country skiing
- ATV exploration
- Fishing and Ice Fishing
Our communities are friendly, safe and welcoming. All of our international students have developed friendships that will last a lifetime.
The majority of our International students join us for the full three year graduation program which leads to a British Columbia Dogwood Diploma. In order to graduate in British Columbia students are required to pass specific courses which are described in the graduation planner.
The Dogwood Diploma is recognized world wide and will assist students in obtaining entry to a variety of post secondary programs.
Our International Students are assisted with the graduation planning exercise by certified counsellors in each of our secondary schools.
Canadian Education Systems
The Canadian school system typically ranks in the top 5 in the world and most recently were ranked # 2 when benchmarked with 15 other countries around the world (source: Conference Board of Canada) Students from around the world can be assured that by choosing a Canadian school system they are receiving a first class education.