Spectrum is a semestered senior secondary alternative program. The
primary goal of Spectrum is to provide students with an opportunity to
complete grades 10, 11 and 12 in an alternative setting. Students have
the opportunity to complete 5 courses each semester. Classes are 60
minutes in length. Youth and Family Workers provide social and
emotional support to students and their families/caregivers, and liaise
with social agencies. Spectrum offers a lunch program which runs in
conjunction with our sustainable garden program.
|Administering School:||Vancouver Alternate Secondary School|
|Address:||2530 East 43rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5R 2Y7
Spectrum is for students who have completed Grade 9 and are between
the ages of 15 and 18. Students who are most likely to be successful at
Spectrum are those who have the academic skills necessary for
graduation but need the additional support offered by an alternative
program. Students who are willing to work hard and accept the structure
including an attendance policy inherent in a semestered system will
The curriculum focuses on academic and elective courses leading to a
BC Secondary School Graduation Certificate (Dogwood), potentially
fulfilling post-secondary entrance requirements.
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.
Spectrum operates on a semester system: Sept - Jan and Feb - Jun