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Program Description:

Sunrise is a grade 8, 9 school-based Alternative Program that promotes critical and creative thinking, artistic expression, and a commitment to diversity and social justice. Along with core academic subjects, Sunrise has a strong focus on health and wellness and on developing a safe and welcoming classroom community. Sunrise engages students in learning through theme-based, cross-curricular instruction.

Program staff work to build strong and trusting relationships with students and to provide a safe, supportive, and creative educational environment. Our intention is to reengage each student in their own educational future, build confidence and self-esteem, and give them a sense of belonging and community.

Student progress is managed through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process, which involves the student, the parent/guardian, and program staff. Adaptations are made where necessary to meet the needs of the students. Staff meet monthly with students to discuss progress in their course work and education goals.

Program Location:

Administering School:Templeton Secondary School
Address:727 Templeton Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 4N8
Telephone:(604) 713-5858

Referral Process:

Intake is continuous as space becomes available. Please complete the application form and attach all required documentation. 

All referrals are reviewed to determine program suitability relative to individual student needs. Successful applicants will be contacted by the Youth and Family Worker to arrange an intake interview with the student and their parent/guardian. 

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