A specialized program for Highly Able Learners entering grade 8, the BETA Mini-School is offered at Alpha Secondary. It is designed to challenge and support students who have demonstrated high potential, talent and ability. In an inclusive environment of intellectual peers, students participate in rigorous, complex, creative, cognitive challenges. This differentiated program offers an exciting and engaging learning environment designed to support students of high ability to reach their intellectual, personal and social potential.
The mini-school offers two streams, one for highly able learners, and another for highly able learners who require extra support with writing.
For the 2016/17 school year, the mini-school will host grade 8 and 9 classes. The program will then continue to add a grade each subsequent year, until it covers grades 8-12. Students who are already in the program do not need to reapply. Should vacancies come available in existing classes through the years, students not already in the program can apply for consideration to fill these vacant spots.
Information for 2017/18 School Year
Parent Information Sessions will take place Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7 pm at Burnaby Central Secondary, Room A206. Candidate selection will take place early in 2017.
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