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Pinnacle Outreach Program

The Pinnacle Outreach Program operates in partnership with MCFD.

Program Description

The Pinnacle Outreach Program (POP) focuses on addressing the complex needs of students who have been disengaged from a school setting for an extended period of time.

The Pinnacle Outreach Program provides life skills and academic programming to students in Grades 8-12 who otherwise would not be accessing any educational programming. The staff also work to transition students to alternative and/or mainstream school opportunities once they develop the confidence and skills to succeed.

POP staff primarily meet students once a week at the POP portable located on the site of John Oliver Secondary School or at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library. However, depending on the student’s situation and the current POP schedule, staff may be able to be flexible with other locations in the community. In class, students work at their own pace in a one-to-one or very small group setting.

The student's education is managed through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process, which involves the student, the parent/guardian, the Pinnacle Outreach Program Teacher and Youth and Family worker, and possibly community supports (such as mental health clinicians, social worker and 1:1 worker).

Additionally, Pinnacle Outreach Program staff may engage students in community-based activities, such as recreation and work experience, depending on individual student wants and interests. When needed, the school will also help facilitate meaningful connections to health care.


Administering School:Vancouver Alternate Secondary School
Program Location:

530 East 41st Avenue

John Oliver Secondary, Portable 5



Referrals from Social workers or Probation officers are sent to the MCFD Youth Services Community Liaison.  Referrals are accepted ongoing and reviewed by an MCFD/VSB screening committee to determine eligibility, suitability, and placement.

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