JECC: Student Admission and School Choice

J: Students

Guiding Principles 

Student admission in the Vancouver School District is to be guided by the following principles:

Access to Catchment School

The objective of this policy is to maximize the number of students able to attend their catchment school in accordance with their wishes.


The admission process should maximize the student’s and parent’s ability to choose the school and educational program which best meets the student’s educational needs.

Certainty, Stability, Continuity

The admission process should support certainty, stability, and continuity for students and families.

Efficient and Sustainable Resource Allocation

The admission process should enable school and district staff to plan the allocation of space, resources, and facilities to accommodate expected enrollment.

DMT Responsibility: AS

Adopted Date: 
Monday March 03, 2003
Revision Date: 
Oct 2014