The South Vancouver Learning Program addresses the needs of students
who have an extended history of non-engagement in school. Youth who
attend the program have two options for service dependent on their
needs. The services include the following:
- Full Day component – youth can attend full time
programming designed to assist those who would benefit from extra
support in a small group setting to obtain academic credits.
- Afternoon component (3:30 – 6:30) – youth
attend in the afternoon for a variety of reasons (e.g., work during the
day, unable to make it to a morning class, etc.) and would benefit from
extra support in a small group setting to obtain academic credits.
|Administering School:||Vancouver Alternate Secondary School
|Program Location:||TEMPORARY LOCATION: (effective November 2021)
John Oliver Secondary School
530 E 41st Avenue, Vancouver
|Telephone:||(604) 325-2004, #3, ext 305
Students are aged 13 to 16 years old and are working on Grades 8 to
10. The SVLC Program employs a team approach which includes but is not
limited to school staff, Social Worker, Probation Officer,
parent/guardian, mental health worker and/or one-to-one worker to help
students be successful.
Student progress is managed through the Individualized Education Plan
(IEP) process which involves the student, the parent/guardian and
program staff. Epic Program students can complete grades 8 to 10.
Adaptations and modifications are made where necessary to meet the needs
of the students. Direct instruction is provided to address students’
literacy and numeracy skills deficiencies. In addition to the academic
component, students may be engaged in recreation, social and life skills
activities. Transition Plans will be developed to provide transition
to a senior alternative program, to a vocational 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