Inspiring Hearts and Minds

Dual Credit

Recognizing the importance of collaboration and partnership in developing an education system of excellence in Alberta, Canadian Rockies Public Schools and Bow Valley College are working together to develop Dual Credit and High School Upgrading opportunities now and in the future for the students of the Bow Valley.

Our Dual Credit program achieves the Inspiring Education goals of creating engaged and entrepreneurial students to offer BVC business courses for high school students.  Enrolling in college courses as options during their grade 11 & 12 years, students will earn five high school credits and three college credits per course. At no charge to the student, courses are offered online, taught by a college instructor, and include Introduction to Management, Business Law, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, students who take one course each semester over two years and complete a practicum with our hospitality industry partners will receive a Bow Valley College Business Certificate. By partnering with local businesses such as The Banff Lodging Company, The Banff Centre, The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Clique Hotels and Resorts, we anticipate meaningful connections to current and emerging labour markets in the Bow Valley. The Dual Credit program aims to ease the transition from high school into post-secondary education or into the workforce.

For more information, please contact the Dual Credit Coordinator, Elissa Sunderland at

“This is another example of the wonderful partnerships that Canadian Rockies is nurturing to best give our students choice and enhance transitioning to post secondary education. We are excited to be chosen as one of the initiatives funded in the province.” - Chris MacPhee, CRPS Superintendent.