External Sport Credits
EXTERNAL SPORT CREDITS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
INFORMATION SHEET - BADMINTON
Badminton BC is pleased to announce that the External Sport Credits Program for high school students has been extended for the 2011-2012 season by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
The External Sport Credentials Program (ESCP) gives students the opportunity to earn graduation credits for approved levels of competition as an athlete, coach and/or official.
High school age Badminton BC Members can receive these External Sport Credits for participating in badminton as a member benefit of Badminton BC.
Students can obtain External Sport Credits in these categories:
Athlete (10, 11, 12)
Coach (11, 12)
Official (10, 11, 12)
The Ministry of Education is responsible for the External Credentials program and the Sport Credits Portion of this program is administered and monitored by the Sport Branch of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
Students do not have to be in a specific grade to receive that grade’s credit. For example, a grade 10 student who is competing on a provincial team going to a national championship will receive credit for Athlete 12. Likewise, a grade 11 student who competed in the BC Games while he/she was in grade seven will receive credit for Athlete 10.
Students who have participated in approved programs before they reach grade 10 can receive credit for their past participation by obtaining written documentation to verify their participation.
Once a student has received credit for a particular level within the athlete, official or coach categories, he or she cannot receive additional credits for duplicate participation.
HOW TO EARN CREDITS
Check to see if your course/program is approved to receive credit in the External Sport Credentials Program http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/ext_credentials/sports.php
Obtain written documentation from the appropriate organizations:
o Athlete Category programs - Badminton BC or Badminton Canada.
o Official Category programs - Badminton BC.
o Coach Category programs – you will need to submit the required documentation to the Sport Branch of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. The documentation will be reviewed and if all requirements are met a verification letter will be issued to the student coach. Contact: Milena Gaiga, firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-356-5183.
Provide the documentation to your school counselor.