Total Education is a district wide senior secondary alternative
program. The program’s name reflects its philosophy that broader
support for social development and lifestyle management enhances
academic success. Teaching methods recognize individual learning styles
and life experiences. Youth and Family Workers are available to provide
social and emotional support to students and their families/caregivers,
and to liaise with community agencies.
|Administering School:||Vancouver Alternate Secondary School
|Address:||425 E. 29th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5V 2R8
Students are between the ages of 16 -19. While the program
emphasizes grade 11-12, there is some accommodation for completing grade
10 courses. The program is designed for students who have experienced
academic, social or emotional challenges. Students who are successful
at Total Education tend to have a supportive home environment that
fosters regular school attendance, tend to be motivated to graduate,
strong in the arts, and who are seeking community (as opposed to
The curriculum focuses on academic and elective courses leading to a
B.C. 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.
Total Education operates on a semester system: Sept - Jan and Feb - Jun