AB high school students look to upgrading courses before applying to postsecondary

Some Alberta high school students who struggled during the pandemic have chosen to take upgrading courses, secure private tutoring, and more in order to improve their chances of getting into their desired postsecondary program, reports CBC. Students and recent graduates shared that they felt they had not mastered the high school curricula and were concerned about whether they would succeed in postsecondary education. An upgrading program offered through the Calgary Board of Education is seeing a “significant increase” in registration appointments, and Bow Valley College says that it has seen a 21% increase in enrolment for high school upgrading courses compared to the 2019 academic year. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.