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West Program

Program Description

The West Program is a Grade 9 and 10 off-site alternative program.


Program Location

Administering School:Vancouver Alternate Secondary School
Address:2530 East 43rd Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5R 2Y7
Telephone:604-713-5069


Student Profile

Students must have completed Grade 8.  If repeating, they may have 1 or 2 grade 8 subjects near completion and are between 14 – 16 years of age. They must be at grade 5 or 6 level minimum in Math and English determined by a preliminary academic test. The West Alternative Program is designed for students who need additional social/emotional, academic and/or beahaviour support in order to be successful in their future academic programming.


Academic Goal

At the West Program students can complete grades 9 and 10. Student progress is managed through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process which involves the student, the parent/guardian and program staff.  The core academic courses are adapted to meet the student’s needs.  In addition to providing educational and recreational programming, the program staff is dedicated to working individually with students to focus on their social and emotional needs.


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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