Board/Authority Authorized Courses

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Board/Authority Authorized (BAA) courses are developed by school districts or independent schools to meet local community needs. BAA courses must be authorized by the Board of Education or Independent School according to requirements set out by the Ministry of Education.

Important Links to Ministry of Education Documents and Guidelines

Board/Authority Authorized Courses - Province of British Columbia

Board/Authority Authorized (BAA) Course Database

BAA Courses in the Expanded Core Curriculum

PRCVI assists in the development of BAA courses by groups of teachers of students with visual impairments in British Columbia so that students can gain graduation credits in areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Once developed, these courses are approved by Boards of Education and can be used by local teachers of students with visual impairments. Each TSVI must work with their students’ school counsellors to get students enrolled in current BAA courses and must provide the relevant instructional time in a scheduled block.

Information About the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments (PDF) - Background to the creation of the ECC-VI courses.

PRCVI is working with BC TSVIs to update several BAA courses that have expired. If students are interested in taking these courses before the updating process is complete, they can enroll in an Independent Study block and work on the course content with their teacher of students with visual impairments.
School districts may have different requirements for BAA courses. TSVIs are welcome to modify any of the BAA course downloads to meet the needs of their local districts.

BAA Expanded Core Curriculum Course Documentation

Braille 11 – Framework (.pdf)
Braille 11 – Outline (.docx)


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