Science academy benefits students

Congratulations to Fraser Heights Secondary, SFU Surrey and the Surrey School District for moving ahead with this program.

A letter writer cites the benefits of a science academy at Fraser Heights Secondary that will allow students to earn university credits.

Re: “Science academy secures university credit courses,” Dec. 5.

For some time now our school district has offered similar opportunities for students to earn university credits in trades/career courses and I had hoped to see that approach spread to other fields of study.

I was therefore really pleased to read about Fraser Heights Secondary’s initiative in offering opportunities for students to earn post-secondary credits in math and science.

This is a great way to expand on similar opportunities presented by the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs where students can obtain credit for post-secondary institutions as a result of successfully completing an exam.

This new math and science academy offers similar benefits in allowing students to earn first year post-secondary credits while simultaneously completing their graduation requirements.

Despite the $150 fee for each of the Grades 11 and 12 years, this program saves students both time and money (approximately $3,700 in savings) as well as providing an opportunity to accelerate their post-secondary training.

Congratulations to Fraser Heights, SFU Surrey and the Surrey School District for moving ahead with this program. It’s a real benefit for both students and their families.


Linda Stromberg


Surrey North Delta Leader

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