SECONDARY ALTERNATE PROGRAMS
Burnaby School District provides alternate programs for secondary students who might need extra academic support due to behavioral concerns, learning disabilities, social/family issues, academic challenges, school phobia/anxieties, or pregnancy/parenting. To inquire about these district programs please contact your school administrator and/or counselor.
- Able Program (Burnaby South Secondary)
- Program is designed primarily for grade 9 & 10 students who have been unsuccessful in the mainstream school environment. It provides students with the opportunity to catch-up on their core subjects in an effort to fully integrate back to their grade level.
- Bridge Program (Alpha Secondary)
- Program is for grade 7-8 students who will have difficulty transitioning to secondary school. It provides a safe and supportive environment of classroom instruction and learning opportunities to fully integrate students back into a regular classroom setting.
- COOP Program (Burnaby Mountain)
- Program is designed for students in grade 10-12, who are struggling with academic functioning, such as moderate to severe learning disabilities or behavioral disorders. It provides them with the opportunity to be at a work placement site that corresponds to their chosen career path fifty percent of their school day.
- Royal Oak Alternate Program (Canada Way Learning Centre)
- Program is designed for grade 10-12 students who have not been successful in school for a variety of reasons. It provides support academically and otherwise, allowing students to experience success and to reintegrate them back into their previous school.
- Young Parents Program (Burnaby South Secondary)
- Program is designed for secondary students who are teen parents. As their child attends the childcare facility at the school, this provides an opportunity for these students to learn parenting skills and work towards high school completion.
- Youth Hub
- Program is for secondary students who have disengaged or withdrawn from school. It provides wraparound support to help students in any domain, which includes: academically, socially, emotionally, etc in an effort to help them be successful in school.