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Summit Educational Services

The Summit Program operates in partnership with MCFD


The Summit Program addresses the needs of students who have been disengaged from a school setting for an extended period and who need additional transitional and educational support before reentering an educational environment. Summit provides academic and life skills programming to students in Grades 8-12 who otherwise would not be accessing any educational programming. The Summit staff assess student learning needs, develop an education, and transition plan, and begin gradual school re-integration work depending on the individual needs of each student.

Student progress is managed through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process, which involves the student, the parent/guardian and the Summit teacher and Youth and Family Worker. Adaptations and modifications are made where necessary to meet the needs of the student. Direct instruction is provided to address potential learning gaps in students' literacy and numeracy skills. Additionally, Summit staff may engage students in recreational or community-based activities depending on individual student interests.


Administering School:Vancouver Alternate Secondary School
Program Location:

530 East 41st  Avenue

John Oliver Secondary, in Portable 5

Telephone:(604) 377-2607 / (604) 812-6201


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

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