Eagle High Program

Inter-Agency Alternative Programs
Student Group:
Alternative Education

Eagle High integrates an academic program with individual and group counseling and recreational activities.  The students receive academic testing and individualized and group teaching.  The academic program involves adapted/modified courses and remedial work based on the student’s skill levels. 

Address:   2455 Fraser St, Vancouver, B.C.  V5T 0E6
Telephone: 604-709-5737

604-709-5738
Administering School:Vancouver Alternative Secondary School

Program Description:

Eagle High integrates an academic program with individual and group counseling and recreational activities.  The students receive academic testing and individualized and group teaching.  The academic program involves adapted/modified courses and remedial work based on the student’s skill levels.  Goal meetings and peer group work help promote the students’ clarification of values, enhance their decision-making skills, and help students be positively assertive.  Recreation, camping, art, the Breakfast Club and the lunch program encourage attendance and participation, thereby developing the students’ feelings of self-worth and belonging.

Student Profile:

Students are aged 13 to 16 years old and are working on Grades 8 to 10.  Eagle High works for students who have had a number of school failures and require a more supportive environment with a higher staff to student ratio.  Students require a team approach which includes but is not limited to school staff, Social Worker, Probation Officer, parent/guardian, mental health worker and /or one-to-one worker to help them be successful. Students referred to this program meet the Ministry of Education criteria for designation in the “H” category.

Academic Goal:

Student progress is managed through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process which involves the student, the parent/caregiver and program staff. Eagle High students can complete grades 8 to10 core subjects. Adaptations and modifications are made where necessary to meet the needs of the students.  In addition to providing educational programming, the program staff is dedicated to working individually with students to focus on their social, emotional and mental health needs. Transition Plans will be developed to provide transition to a senior alternative program, secondary school or employment.

Referral Process:

Referrals from MCFD or Aboriginal delegated agency Social Worker or Probation Officer are emailed to the MCFD Youth Services Community Liaison.  Referrals are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed by a MCFD/VSB screening committee to determine eligibility, placement and priority.

Program Capacity and Staffing:

Eagle High enrolls 30 students and has 3 VSB Teachers.

Pacific Community Resources staff consist of a Program Supervisor and 2 Child and Youth Care Counsellors.