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FAQ: Personal Education Number (PEN)

The Personal Education Number (PEN) is a nine-digit number assigned to each student enrolled or registered with any; B.C. Early Learning (Strong Start program), Public or Independent school, B.C. Certified Offshore School, Yukon School, or public Post-Secondary Institution. 

Once issued, the PEN follows the student through their B.C. education path from Early Learning, through K-12 and post-secondary enrollment.

PENs are important confidential identifiers that should be secured for future reference and safeguarded accordingly.

Your child’s PEN can be found on each Report Card.

If you are unable to locate your child’s PEN, please send an email to  Be sure to include your first and last name, your child’s first and last name.  Mrs. Avila will verify your email against student records and provide the PEN by telephone.