Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Application Process for September 2021 Intake



For queries, please call 604.903.3555 or email Liz Thornhill or Cora Pross. While our application process is holistic in nature, academic achievement of an MYP level 6 or 86% is recommended.


Parent & student information opportunities:

  • January 14, 3:30 pm Q&A for Carson students (in EPIC 10 Team)
  • January 21, 7:00 pm Information Session for students & families, Virtual Live Event. Click on this LINK​ to attend the event. 


Current grade 10 students are invited to attend one of the dates below to learn about the Diploma Programme from Coordinators, teachers, and current DP students.  To sign up, fill in the online form by Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm via Microsoft Teams (link will be emailed directly to participants)​


To be considered for the full IB Diploma Programme, complete the ​IB Diploma Programme Application form and supporting documentation which consists of the following;

  1. Grade 10 most recent report card (recommended minimum MYP level 6 or 86% in all academic subjects)
  2. Grade 9 final report card (recommended minimum MYP level 6 or 86% in all academic subjects)
  3. One page typed resume demonstrating your involvement and achievements in the following areas: arts, athletics, community service, leadership, and other extracurricular endeavors
  4. Portfolio of Student Work (Include 1 piece of evidence of each: written expression, self-management skills, creative thinking, critical thinking, and inquiry skills)
  5. DP registration fee $500 cheque payable to Carson Graham Secondary School dated April 1, 2019 (note: cheque deposited only upon student acceptance of placement in programme)
  6. If applicable, Individualized Education Plan (include assessments if you hold a designation)

Upon completion, submit via email or in hard copy to Carson Graham (main office or IB office A202).  Please ensure your application package is COMPLETE before submitting.  Applications for September 2021 intake are due February 12, 2021. 

Out of Catchment Applicants: Current North Vancouver School District students who attend schools other than Carson Graham are asked to submit a Transfer Request Form with their application package.  

Out of District Applicants: Students who attend schools outside the North Vancouver School District are asked to submit the Student Registration Form directly to Central Registration after they have been accepted to study in the IB Diploma Programme.   


Applicants will be invited to attend one of the following dates.

  • Monday, March 1, 3:45-5:30pm or
  • Tuesday, March 2, 3:45-5:30pm


  • First offers (by email) March 5
  • Second offers (by email) March 12
  • Registration cheques (for families who accept placement) deposited March 30


Students who have been accepted to the Diploima Programme for intake in September 2021 (May 2023 Cohort) will be guided through the course selection process. 

  • Course selections due March 30


Current Carson Graham students are eligible to apply to study in 1-3 IB courses for certificates.  Note that space is limited and this application is merely an expression of interest on your part and not a guarantee of enrollment.  Students will learn whether or not they have been accepted when they receive their course schedule. Application for Certificate Students - 1-3 courses (ONLY for current Carson Graham grade 10 students)


​​​​​​​​The North Vancouver School District 44 offers the IB Diploma Programme as an Enhanced Program. For students entering the two-year programme, the fee is $1700.00, which includes the IBO Registration and Examination Fees and the cost of the student's interactive digital resource bundle. 

Full Diploma Programme fees are assessed in three separate payments. Students pay $500.00 CDN upon acceptance into the programme, $500.00 CDN in October of their first year, and $700.00 CDN in October of their graduation year.   

Students taking 1-3 Courses for Certificate will be charged $600 over two years - $300 in October of the first year and another $300 in October of the second year of the programme. 

Over the course of the two-years, students will engage in a variety of enrichment activities; if an activity has an additional cost, students will be asked to pay on a per-activity basis. Each September, when no COVID restrictions exist, our grade 11 students partake in our annual IB DP Retreat at North Vancouver Outdoor School; the cost of the retreat for three days and two nights is approximately $325.00 CDN.

Please note that North Vancouver School District has a policy that recognizes that the payment of fees is a hardship for some families. The NVSD encourages these families to make decisions about application to programmes based on educational reasons, not financial ones. No student will be denied participation in any program due to the inability to pay the associated fees.