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Tupper Alternative

Program Description

Tupper Alternative Program (TAP) has been created to maximize opportunity for successes in academic and personal growth for grade 8 and 9 students.  TAP is located within Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School and allows for the immersion of students into the Tupper school culture. Students have access to team sports, clubs, resources, and active support and guidance of the school administration.  Students are taught all academic subjects by the Tupper Alternate teacher and may be integrated in the school for some of their elective courses.  In addition to providing educational programming, the program staff is dedicated to working individually with students to focus on their social and emotional needs.


Program Location:

Administering School:Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School
Address:419 East 24th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5V 2A2
Telephone:604-713-8242


Student Profile:

Tupper Alternate is designed primarily for students who have had some difficulty in their regular classroom situation and require a more supportive transition from elementary to secondary school.  These students are often in need of a smaller class setting and require moderate behavioural and/or social and emotional support.


Academic Goal:

The goal is for students to successfully complete grade 9 and transition into an educational setting that will provide continuity and support moving forward.  Adaptations are made where necessary to meet the needs of the students.  Student progress is managed through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  After completing grade 9, students will return to their neighbourhood school or be recommended to another district alternative program.


Referral Process

Intake is continuous as space becomes available. Please complete the application form and attach all required documentation.  

All referrals are reviewed to determine program suitability relative to individual student needs. Successful applicants will be contacted by the Youth and Family Worker to arrange an intake interview with the student and their parent/guardian.

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