Board/Authority Authorized Courses
Board/Authority Authorized (BAA) courses are developed by school districts or independent schools to meet local community needs. BAA courses must be authorized by the Board of Education or Independent School according to requirements set out by the Ministry of Education.
Important Links to Ministry of Education Documents and Guidelines
BAA Courses in the Expanded Core Curriculum
PRCVI assists in the development of BAA courses by groups of teachers of students with visual impairments in British Columbia so that students can gain graduation credits in areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Once developed, these courses are approved by Boards of Education and can be used by local teachers of students with visual impairments. Each TSVI must work with their students’ school counsellors to get students enrolled in current BAA courses and must provide the relevant instructional time in a scheduled block.
Information About the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments (PDF) - Background to the creation of the ECC-VI courses.
PRCVI is working with BC TSVIs to update several BAA courses that have expired. If students are interested in taking these courses before the updating process is complete, they can enroll in an Independent Study block and work on the course content with their teacher of students with visual impairments.
Please note: School districts may have different requirements for BAA course approval. TSVIs are welcome to modify any of the BAA course downloads to meet individual requirements.
BAA Expanded Core Curriculum Course Documentation
Assistive Technology 11
Orientation and Mobility 11
Orientation and Mobility 12
Note to Instructors: The Big Ideas, Curricular Competencies, and Content of O&M 12 are elaborations of those found in O&M 11. Final decisions regarding the programming content and expectations of the course should be determined by the instructor based on the unique profile of the learner. This framework is intended as a starting point and is not intended to be prescriptive.