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Gr. 10/11/12 Pre-Employment Program (PREP)

Program Description

The Pre-Employment Program is designed for students who have not experienced success in the acquisition of academic skills in a mainstream classroom setting. Students participate in adapted or modified academic courses, electives and work-experience.

Program Objectives

  • supporting academics while developing career skills
  • individual and small group instruction in academic courses (at the student’s level)
  • work experience practicums at the grade 11 and 12 levels

Student Profile

  • require adapted or modified course work
  • motivated to complete a Grade 12 school completion and/or a Dogwood certificate
  • commit to the career development nature of the program which includes work experience at the Grade 11 and 12 levels
  • students may have a “Q” Designation or a “G” or “D” (if on a Dogwood track)


Referral Process

Pre-Employment Program referrals must be submitted to the District Case Manager, High Incidence.

Documentation Required

  • completed “Request for Designation &/or Special Education Program Placement” form
  • completed “Pre-Referral Intervention Strategies” (PRIS) form
  • Psycho-educational assessment and Speech and Language assessment (if available)
  • current assessment of achievement levels (reading/writing/numeracy)
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) (previous 2 years)
  • Report Card
  • School Based Team minutes

Placement Evaluation

Student placement is reviewed every spring with the goal of returning students to their home schools. A transition plan between the program staff and the receiving school is developed.

Capacity and Staffing

Grades 10 to 12

45 students (15 students at each grade level)

3 Teachers

Program Location

Kitsilano Secondary 

Gladstone Secondary

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