|DE SANTIS, Jackie||Jackie.DeSantis@burnabyschools.ca||Access Program|
|LI, Michael||Michael.Li@burnabyschools.ca||Pre-Employment Program|
|MORRISON, Andrew||Andrew.Morrison@burnabyschools.ca||Access Program|
|O’SULLIVAN, Patricia||Patricia.OSullivan@burnabyschools.ca||Pre-Employment Program|
|PERKINS, Hilary||Hilary.Perkins@burnabyschools.ca||Course Support|
|SHAHIDI, Sara||Sara.Shahidi@burnabyschools.ca||Department Head | Course Support|
|YEH, Clarisse||Clarisse.Yeh@burnabyschools.ca||Senior Alt Program|
Access provides support for exceptional learners. The program provides a wide range of supports throughout a student’s high school years. Individualized programs are designed in consultation with teachers, parents/guardians, educational assistants and outside agencies. The program includes integrated classes, work experiences, functional academics, and community-based life skills. After completing their grade 12 year, students receive a school-leaving certificate (Evergreen).
The Alternate Program is a self-contained classroom which allows students the opportunity to find success in high school through a flexible form of instruction which includes an individualized schedule and academic program. Each of the students in the program, in collaboration with the teacher, will generate personalized goals and complete courses that directly benefit the student for the purposes of graduation. Students work in small groups or on an individual basis on an adapted program with the goal of receiving a Dogwood Certificate. Admission to the program is through student referral to the School-based Team, at which time students’ needs will be discussed and a plan of action will be determined.
Learning Support is a class designed for students who need extra support with academic skill development, regular classroom assignments, executive functioning, and organization. Enrolment is screened through the School Based Resource Team. Students do not receive a letter grade for Learning Support.
The aim of this program is to provide students with the broadest range of skills, experiences and knowledge to become as “work-ready” as possible. After completing their grade 12 year, students receive a school-leaving certificate (Evergreen). The program curriculum encompasses modified academic studies in English, Social Studies, Math and Science, a Functional Living Skills program, as well as career and personal planning.
The Success Program is an after-school program which assists students with homework and assignments. It operates from 3:05PM to 4:11PM in the Library Learning Commons from Monday to Thursday. Students are supported by a peer tutor or a teacher.
Students may get involved in the program in three ways:
- Students may choose to attend
- Parents may request that their child attend
- Teachers may assign a student to the Success Program if they think it would be beneficial