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Program Description 

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 re-entering 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 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process which involves the student, caregiver, various stakeholders, and program staff.  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.

Program Location

Administering School:      

Vancouver Alternate Secondary School

Program Location:

530 East 41st Avenue

John Oliver Secondary, in Portable 5


(604) 812-6201


Referral Process

Referrals for inter-agency programs require a MCFD Social Worker or Youth Justice referral; school staff do not have direct access to refer students to these programs.

Referrals are accepted on an on-going basis and reviewed by a MCFD/VSB screening committee to determine eligibility, placement, and priority.

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