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Virden Collegiate Institute | Literacy, Equality, Integrity

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Welcome to Virden Collegiate Institute

“Modeling respect, learning and responsibility to motivate students to become productive, caring citizens.”


Keown’s Korner!

Hello Spring! I hope everyone is looking forward to some green grass, warmer temperatures, and maybe some spring showers.  As we look to close out the 2014 – 2015 school year, it also means it is time to begin the registration process for the 2015 – 2016 school year.  I am looking forward to reconnecting with our new Grade 9 students as they begin the process of “High School!”  My hope is to have all students registered for next year’s classes by the middle of the month, so we can begin the challenging process of timetabling.  All of the registration information can be found on the student links page on this web site. As always any questions or concerns please let me know!!

Grads – not far now – finish strong!!

Take Care

Mr. Keown

                          “Action expresses priorities!”



About Virden Collegiate Institute

Virden Collegiate Institute is a school of approximately 330 students.  The school is proud to provide a wide variety of programming in the performing arts, visual arts, physical education, sciences, mathematics, language arts, French, power mechanics, industrial arts, business education, home economics, technology and social studies.  Alternative education classes and evening mature student classes are offered on campus.  Students are provided in-house support services such as public health nurses, student support workers, career counselors, guidance counselors, First Nation liaison workers and mental health workers.

School Day Schedule 2014/2015

8:48 Morning Alert Bell
8:50 – 9:55 Period 1
9:55 – 10:05 Break
10:05 – 11:10 Period 2
11:12 – 12:17 Period 3
12:17 – 1:15 Noon Break (Period 4)
1:15 – 2:20 Period 5
2:20 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:35 Period 6


Diplomas Offered at V.C.I.

High School:  Students who successfully complete 30 credits while also fulfilling the requirements of the High School Program graduate with a High School Diploma.

Technology Education: Students who successfully complete 30 credits while also fulfilling the requirements of a Technology Education Program (Power Mechanics or Business) graduate with a Technology Education Diploma.

Special Achievement: Fort La Bosse School Division Special Achievement Diplomas are awarded to students who successfully fulfill the requirements of the High School and/or Technology Education Programs and complete more than the minimum number of credits for graduation.  Two categories are:

(1) Silver – 32 credits

(2) Gold – 34 credits or more

Dual Diploma: Students who successfully complete the requirements of BOTH the High School and Technology Education Programs will receive both diplomas.

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