College Readiness

 

To meet course requirements for the adult graduation program, eligible students must be :

Must be 19 years or older (may be 18 if out of school for at least a year providing En'owkin Centre accepts the student) this is consistent with NVIT(the accrediting institute) requirements.

The College Readiness Program is designed to validate cultural aspirations and identity, and motivate academic excellence. This program utilizes a cooperative project-based curriculum approach, rather than a textbook and test method. Students engage in real world projects of benefit to the larger community. Learning is “hands on” as much as possible. Past learning projects include publishing an Okanagan photo-history book of horse, ranch, and rodeo history; production of children’s videos adapted from traditional stories (from script writing to video editing), and other culturally and socially relevant learning activities.


Five courses are required to graduate: English 060, Math 050, and three additional advanced courses. Students are prepared to be successful in college and university programs. The College Readiness program can be combined with the N'syilxcen Language Program.

 

Available classes in the college readiness program:
ENGL 050/ 060- Writing Skills & Literature and Composition,  
MATH 050 – Introduction to Algebra,
SCIE 061 – Eco-literacy,
INST 050/ 060 – Indigenous Studies I & II,
NSYL 050/ 060 - N'syilxcen I & II,
FINA 060 – Studio Foundations,
FINA 061 – Drawing,
FINA 062 – Painting,
FINA 063 – Sculpture,
FINA 064 – Printmaking,
FINA 065 – Publishing

 

Please Note:
Programs can also be specially arranged with Bands to serve specific community needs.
The college readiness program is affiliated with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

 

If you are interested in learning more about this program contact:

 

Kathleen Michel, Student Services

Email: dbase@vip.net

Phone: (250) 493 7181 Ext. 223

 

Tracey Kim Bonneau, Interim Education Coordinator

Email:tbonneau@vip.net

Phone: (250) 493 7181 Ext. 208

 

 

 

 

 

 

En'owkin Centre Programs

 

N'syilxcen - Okanagan Language


College Readiness

 

Foundations in Indigenous Fine Arts

 

Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization

 

National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training

 

Applied Ecology and Conservation

 

Developmental Standard Term Certificate in N'syilcen

 

Aboriginal Access Studies

 

Aboriginal Early Childhood Education


 

En'owkin Centre Partners

 

University of Victoria

 

Unversity of British Columbia - Okanagan


Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

 

BC College of Teachers