The Pinnacle program is a self-paced senior program located in an
MCFD Integrated Youth Services building with access to Probation
Officers, Social Workers, Drug and Alcohol Counsellors and Mental Health
Workers. In addition to providing educational programming, the program
staff is dedicated to working individually with students to focus on
their social and emotional needs.
|Administering School:||Vancouver Alternate Secondary School
|Program Location:||3rd floor - 550 Cambie Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2N7
Students are aged 16 to 18 years old and are working on grades 11
and/or 12. These students receive support from a Probation Officer,
Social Worker and/or Mental Health Worker.
The goal is for students to successfully complete grade 11 and 12
academic course work leading to a B.C. Secondary School Graduation
Certificate (Dogwood), potentially fulfilling post-secondary entrance
requirements. Student progress is managed through an Individualized
Education Plan (IEP). Adaptations are made where necessary to meet the
needs of the students. In addition to the academic component, students
may be engaged in work experience, recreation, social and life skills
activities. Transition Plans will be developed to provide transition to
a vocational program, a college program or employment.
Referrals from MCFD or Aboriginal delegated agency Social Worker or
Probation Officer are emailed to the MCFD Youth Services Community
Liaison. Referrals are accepted on an on-going basis and reviewed by a
MCFD/VSB screening committee to determine eligibility, placement and