Students at Century High School enroll both into high school studies and into a community of students who study and participate in the Canadian experience together. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in all curricular activities, including recreational activities and educational field trips alike. In particular for field trips, students are given assignments specific to the trips and they are expected to hand in after joining the event.
Generally, students are not exempt from participation unless
- The high school administration or counseling staff is informed of absence with legitimate reasons by phone prior to any given event.
- Parents or guardians submit a formal note to the school explaining in detail the reasons for the inability of their children to participate.
Century High School expects every student’s best achievement and offers awards of several kinds during the end of each semester, as follows:
- Perfect Attendance
- Outstanding Achievement in each subject
- Most Improved in each subject
All high school students must show GoCards when paying concession fares on public transit system of Translink. Students who are without GoCards may come to the Admissions Office for information on how to obtain GoCards.
Students are advised that medical insurance coverage is mandatory at all times during their studies at CHS.
Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have arrived in BC for more than three months are eligible for coverage through the Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP). International students and landed immigrants who have just arrived in Canada for less than three months are not eligible for coverage through the MSP. They are strongly advised to have medical insurance covered by a private insurance company during the first three months before becoming eligible for the MSP. CHS may provide information or arrange an insurance agent to process the temporary medical insurance for new students during the beginning of each semester. The cost for a 92-day coverage amounts approximately to $150.
CHS reserves the right to de-register a student if s/he insists not having medical insurance coverage.
Students may request the school to issue school letters to certify:
- their registration status at CHS
- the courses that have been completed or are currently being taken
- a leave of absence from school
- their application for a US visitor visa
- their application for renewing a Study Permit
- the amount required for completing the High School program
and other forms of custom-made school letters for specific use. Please allow at least two working days for processing these letters.
Students may request these letters by filling in a Certified Letters and Transcripts Request Form and submitting to the office for processing.