East Side Program

Junior Alternative Programs
Student Group:
Alternative Education

The East Side Program is a grade 9 and 10 off-site district Alternative Program.  Along with core academic subjects, East Side has a strong focus on health and wellness, outdoor and environmental education, fine arts and community building.

Address: 3001 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V5K 2K8
Telephone: 604-713-5858
Fax:  604-713-5857
Administering School:Templeton Secondary School

Program Description:

The East Side Program is a grade 9 and 10 off-site district Alternative Program.  Along with core academic subjects, East Side has a strong focus on health and wellness, outdoor and environmental education, fine arts and community building.  Program Staff works to build strong trusting relationships with students and to provide a safe, supportive and creative educational environment.  Our intention is to reengage students’ interest in their own educational futures, build confidence and self-esteem, and give them a sense of belonging and community.  East Side offers self-paced, individualized programming delivered through a combination of tutorials and interactive classes.

EastsideStudent Profile:

East Side is designed for students looking for an alternative to the large, highly scheduled secondary school.  East Side students will thrive in a personalized relationship-based setting in which they are active members in the building the school community and their educational experience.

Academic Goal:

At East Side students can complete grade 9 and 10. Student progress is managed through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process which involves the student, the parent/guardian, and program staff.  Adaptations are made where necessary to meet the needs of the students.  Staff meets monthly with students to discuss progress in their course work and education goals.

Referral Process:

Intake is continuous as space becomes available.  Referring bodies are required to complete an application form which can be acquired from the East Side Program.

Program Capacity and Staffing:

East Side enrolls 34 students and has 2 Teachers, 1 Youth and Family Worker and 1 School and Student Support Worker.