A : Boards of education and independent school authorities are able to develop locally relevant courses which meet the needs of their schools and their communities, while providing choice and flexibility for students. Board/Authority Authorized (BAA) courses and not for credit Locally Developed (LD) courses can provide unique electives for students and supplement the ministry-developed provincial curriculum.
Information about BAA courses is available on the Graduation Program website.
A database of BAA courses is available on the BC School Trustees Association website.
Information regarding courses other than BAA courses, can be found in the ministry’s Course Registry, a central source for information about K-12 courses which are or have been available for instruction within the province. The Course Registry contains courses developed by the ministry, external organizations (e.g. the Canadian Red Cross or Young Drivers of Canada), Locally Developed (LD) courses and Career Program (CP) courses.