Sir Charles Tupper Mini School

Mini Schools
Student Group:
Secondary Students

Academically motivated students will enjoy opportunities for both enrichment and acceleration provided by the five year program at Tupper Mini.

Academically motivated students will enjoy opportunities for both enrichment and acceleration provided by the five year program at Tupper Mini. Mini students remain together for English, Social Studies, Science, and Math and integrate with other students for the remaining subjects.  In Science and Math, the students plan to accelerate so as to complete the regular Grade 8, 9 and 10 curriculum at the end of Grade 9; thus, they can access senior science and math courses in grade 10.

Students who have different interests may use their time to branch out into other areas.  In English and Social Studies, the students enjoy many opportunities to do extra creative writing, research, and oral presentations; academically, they will also receive a wide exposure to literature, history and current events.  Students will do formal debating in class and will be encouraged to take part in competitions. 

In addition, many will participate in the Future Problem Solving Program, which promotes critical and creative thinking by encouraging students to be aware of current social issues in democratic nations.  Successful FPS groups have the option of advancing to regional and international conference competitions.  Mini students will stay together for English, Social Studies and Math in Grade 11 and for English in Grade 12. This five year program provides the students with a long term learning community to support their education.

Our goal is to graduate well-rounded good citizens. Field trips and camping are part of our program, and in addition, the students take advantage of many opportunities within the school community. Tupper is currently developing new initiatives in the areas of student leadership and technology.

 

Administering School: Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School

Location: 419 E. 24th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5V 2A2

Grade: 8-12

District test required: Yes