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Program Description

Streetfront is an active Alternative Program located on the northwest corner of the Britannia Secondary School site. Streetfront is designed for students in Grades 8-10 who are capable of grade level work, but who have had challenges finding success in a regular school setting for a myriad of reasons. There is a strong physical aspect to the curriculum: running three times a week, regular gym sessions, swimming, along with hiking, camping, canoeing, and alpine sports. Success in this program is tied to a willingness to engage with the programming offered; students must be interested in physical activity and willing to participate in all activities.Streetfront offers core academics with carefully monitored assignments and attendance. Attendance and work completion are crucial to a student’s success at Streetfront. 

At Streetfront, students can complete Grades 8-10. Student progress is managed through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process which involves the student, the parent/caregivers, and program staff. Adaptations are made where necessary to meet the needs of the students. In addition to providing educational and recreational programming, the staff is dedicated to working with students to provide social and emotional support.  

Through growth in self-confidence, peer relations, and academic achievement, students transition from Grade 10 back to a mainstream secondary school or proceed to a senior District Program to complete their graduation requirements.

Program Location

Administering School:      

Britannia Secondary School


1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V5L 3T4


(604) 713-8272


Referral Process

The student’s current VSB case manager or administrator can submit the application found here

All referrals are reviewed to determine program suitability relative to individual student needs. Successful applicants will be contacted by the Program Teacher or Youth and Family Worker to arrange an intake meeting with the student and their caregiver. 

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