About PCI

Portage Collegiate Institute is located in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Approx. 75 km from Winnipeg, it has a student population of over 1100. The school is rich in history and in 1994 celebrated its 100th birthday!

Our mission is to provide equal opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential in a safe environment where they can develop the skills necessary to make a successful transition into society as responsible citizens.          

We believe:

  • In success for all students
  • In respect for ourselves, others, and all property
  • In celebrating the diversity of our students and staff
  • In earning respect by giving it
  • In taking ownership for our actions

Academic and Vocational Programs
Students may take courses covering a wide range of interests, learning information and skills that will serve them well in life, whether they enter the work force directly, or continue with post-secondary education.

Graduation Requirements
All students who meet the provincial minimum of 30 credits will receive the Provincial Diploma. Students who attain 32 credits will receive special recognition of distinction.
Students are required to take 17 compulsory courses: English (4 credits), Mathematics (4 credits), Science (2 credits), Social Studies (3 credits), and Physical Education (4 credits). Each compulsory credit must be taken at a different grade level. Students are also required to take a minimum of 13 electives.

Student Course Load
Grade 9 students are required to have a full schedule all year. Students in Grade 10 may take one spare a year. All other students will be required to maintain an active status by being registered in a minimum of at least 3 credits per semester during any one school year. Any exceptions will require approval from an administrator.