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The possibility of establishing an international high school on the University of Northern British Columbia campus would help ease students into post-secondary life, and familiarize future UNBC students with the mental health landscape.
If all works out, a school large enough for 50 to 100 students in Grade 9-12 will be up and running on a pilot project basis by as soon as September 2018, UNBC Provost Dan Ryan said Tuesday.
The longer-term intent is to get the students ready to pursue their post-secondary education in Canada. By they time they’re ready for university, they’ll have spent four years learning in English.
“They’ll be more at home, they’ll be more familiar with the place, so the transition to the university would be better,” Ryan said.
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