School Profile 2020-21

Contact Information

Adam Lawlor - Principal BCA

Sherry Xue - School Liaison Officer

Sophia Zhao - School Counselor

School and Community

  • NFLS British Columbia Academy (BCA) began in 2002 (formerly named Nanjing Grand Canadian Academy) and has successfully completed 15 years of secondary education as a Canadian offshore high school in China. The school has been accredited by Canada's British Columbia Ministry of Education and by the Jiangsu Ministry of Education for 15 years. Our BC Ministry of Education school code is: 10396847.
  • We not only concentrate on academic knowledge, but on values and leadership as well. We offer an education that includes social development and citizenship. BCA goes to great efforts to blend both the traditional values of a Chinese education system with the values and methods of a Canadian education.
  • BCA has established over 30 extracurricular organizations which are designed to help our students explore broader perspectives, improve essential life skills, enhance social opportunities and help increase self-esteem.  

Enrollment and Academic Program

  • Admission is based upon examination, recommendation and solid academic performance.
  • BCA offers the British Columbia Curriculum that requires a minimum of 80 credits to graduate. BCA students graduate with a minimum of 100 credits. Those who meet graduation requirements receive a BC Dogwood Diploma.
  • All BCA classes are taught in English by BC certified teachers and the school uses an “English Only” policy in classrooms.
  • BCA is a certified AP center and currently offers two AP courses. Our CEEB Code is 694214.

English classes are taught to the rigorous standards of British Columbia Curriculum. We do not offer Communication classes. All of our students take the highest level of English offered in each grade level. Assessment is done by classroom teachers.

At BCA, we believe that ranking students is not an accurate method of distinguishing one student from another; nor do we believe that the concept of rank reflects our rigorous curriculum, the selective nature of our student body or individual student achievement. Therefore, ranking students would be a misleading indication of a student’s academic quality and ability to successfully manage post-secondary level studies. Furthermore, ranking is also inconsistent with our educational philosophy, which encourages individualized learning without forcing students to compete against one another.

Transcripts and Grading

  • Our transcripts are printed on secure paper and require a raised stamp and signature from our BCA administration in order to be considered official.
  • Marks are based on the BC system of 0-100%. BCA does not rank its students, nor at this point are GPAs created.
  • The BC grading system of 0-100% is used as follows:

Universities Attended by BCA Graduates (2012-2019)

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