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School District #39, Vancouver - ISSCC - International Education & Study Abroad SpecialistSchool ID: 695
School Name: School District #39, Vancouver
School Type: Co-ed
City: Vancouver
Tuition fee: CAD$13,000 per year (secondary and elementary)
Residential Type: Homestay
Rental fee: CAD$900 per month, Placement fee: CAD$500
Program offer: Kidergarten to Gr. 7, Secondary School, Continuing Education, Summer Programs
Other Information: The Vancouver School District 39 is a large, urban and multicultural school district that includes some of the most affluent and impoverished urban neighbourhoods in the country. This setting provides wonderful opportunities as well as serious challenges. Our schools reside on Musqueam and Coast Salish traditional territory. The Vancouver School District is among the most diverse public school systems in Canada with an annual enrolment of approximately 56,000 students in Kindergarten to grade 12. In addition, the Vancouver School District provides educational programs and services to full-time Adult Education and Continuing Education students. Our programs and services address the extraordinary and complex challenges associated with a diverse district. Our goal is to serve the needs and tap the potential of each of our students so that they may achieve their unique potential. Vancouver schools are involved in a wide range of partnerships with cultural, arts, and service organizations. The district also offers a multitude of services and program options to meet student interests and needs. Our Mission To enable students to reach their intellectual, social, aesthetic and physical potential in challenging and stimulating settings which reflect the worth of each individual and promote mutual respect, cooperation and social responsibility. Before you enroll your child, explore the available options that may suit your child’s needs. Vancouver School Board (VSB) offers a wide variety of educational choices for students from Kindergarten to grade 12 as well as adult education through our Continuing and International Education department. For students in K-12 there are programs such as Montessori, French immersion, Mandarin bilingual, mini-schools, fine and performing arts programs, sports academies, career programs, gifted enrichment education, and an outdoor school, to name just a few options. Our district programs are designed to provide innovative learning experiences for students both inside and outside of the classroom. The Vancouver School Board follows the BC Ministry of Education's provincially prescribed curriculum for K-12. For more information please talk to your school or visit the Ministry of Education website at www.bced.gov.bc.ca Go to For Students and then click Curriculum under the listing Programs and Services for Students. We invite you to explore our programs section by clicking on the tabs which have been organized by student group. For additional information on our district programs and services explore the program information sidebar located to the right. Early Childhood EducationCircle of Care Refugee (Pilot) Ready, Set, Learn Strong Start Welcome to Kindergarten OverviewGifted/Enrichment Education Home Schooling Kindergarten Registration Aboriginal EducationAboriginal Education Distributed LearningDistributed Learning at Vancouver Learning Network - Elementary Educational PartnershipsProject Chef Scientist in Residence French ImmersionEarly French Immersion: K-7 Late French Immersion: Gr 6-7 Gifted/Enrichment EducationMentorship Home LearnersHome Learners Program at Garibaldi Annex Intensive FrenchIntensive French Grade 6 and 7 Mandarin BilingualEarly Mandarin Bilingual Mandarin Bilingual MontessoriMontessori Visual & Performing ArtsNootka Fine Arts Aboriginal EducationAboriginal Education Career ProgramsOverview and Contacts (ACE IT)Trades Training Programs Career Education - Employers Career Preparation Programs Cisco Networking Program & Fashion Design Program Job Training for Youth with Disabilities Secondary School Apprenticeship Tupper Technical School Young Workers Distributed LearningDistributed Learning Vancouver Learning Network Secondary French ImmersionFrench Immersion - Grade 8-12 International BaccalaureateBritannia Secondary - IB program Sir Winston Churchill - IB Program Mini SchoolsMini School Registration Britannia Venture Program Byng Arts Mini School City School David Thompson Odyssey Gladstone Mini School Hamber Challenge Programs Ideal Mini School John Oliver Mini School Killarney Mini School King George Technology Immersion Point Grey Mini School Prince of Wales Mini School Sir Charles Tupper Mini School Summit (Van Tech) Synergy Program Templeton Mini School University Transition Program Van Tech Flex Humanities Windermere Leadership Windermere Athena Arts Specialized & Enrichment ProgramsGifted/Enrichment Education Home schooling Magee SPARTS program Sports & Outdoor EducationBritannia Hockey Academy TREK Program at Prince of Wales show all programs OverviewGifted Enrichment Education Home Instruction Forms Important information for Staff and Parents Special Education School-Based staff Provincial Resource ProgramBC Children's Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatric Unit BC Children's Hospital - Child Psychiatric School Program BC Children's Hospital - Eating Disorders Treatment Program BC Children's Hospital - School Program Canuck Place School Program G.F. Strong - School Program Gifted Transition Program Peak House Provincial Early Intervention Program (PEIR) Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) SET-BC Vision Services Special Education Technology (SET-BC) Sunny Hill Special Education - ElementaryAlderwood Family Development Centre Autism Resource Program - Elem. Behaviour Support Program: Social Development (Elem.) Behaviour Support Program: Special Remedial Extended Learning Assistance (ELAC) Learning Disabled/Behaviour Disorder (LD/BD) Learning Support Program: Communication Life Skills Program MACC - Multi-Age Cluster Class Special Education - SecondaryAutism Resource Program Behaviour Support Program: Social Development English as a Second language (ESL) Pre-Employment GOLD - Gifted Learning Disabled Program KITS Mini (Pre-Employment ) program Learning Assistance Learning Assistance/Life Skills Learning Support Program Life Skills - Secondary Pre-employment at Windermere Secondary Resource Centre for Students with Physical Disabilities Secondary Strategies STTEP - Strategic Technology Training and Employment Program show all programs OverviewAlternative Education programs Community Based Education Community Based Education - Adults and YouthCollingwood Education Program Fresh Start Junior Fresh Start Senior Kiwassa Education Program Roberts Alternative Individualized Learning Program (RAIL) South Hill Youth Program Inter-Agency Alternative ProgramsAries Program Cedar Walk Program Eagle High Program EPIC program Genesis Broadway Genesis North East Genesis South Hamber House Adolescent Day Treatment Program Pinnacle Program West Coast Alternate Program Junior Alternative Programs8J/9J Alternative Program East Side Program Foundations Program Streetfront Program Sunrise East Program The West Program Tupper Alternate Program Vinery Program Senior Alternative ProgramsOutreach Program Spectrum Program Take A Hike Program Total Education Program Tupper Young Parent's Program Special Education - SecondaryPre-Employment Program show all programs Adult & Continuing EducationAdult Education Centres Continuing Education International EducationInternational Education Summer SchoolSummer School Available Spring 2013 The majority of students will attend their neighbourhood elementary school. After you enroll your child at your neighbourhood school explore the available options that may suit your child’s needs. Vancouver School Board (VSB) offers a wide variety of educational choices for students from Kindergarten to grade 12 as well as Adult Education programs. For students in K-12 there are programs such as Montessori, French immersion, Mandarin bilingual, mini-schools, fine and performing arts programs, sports academies, career programs, gifted enrichment education, and an outdoor school, to name just a few options. Our district programs are designed to provide innovative learning experiences for students both inside and outside of the classroom. •Summer School programs for local and international students, providing hundreds of academic and general-interest courses in July and August for 12,000 registrants; and •International Education program that enrolls 950 students from 15 countries in short- and long-term study programs, engages in international projects, teacher exchanges and related initiatives. The Vancouver school district welcomes international students to apply to study in one of our schools for: an academic year several years to graduate from high school summer school in July and August Live in the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver, Canada and study in one of our excellent schools offering courses in academics, visual art, music, dance, film, technology, languages, and athletics. Enjoy homestay with welcoming local families. Our schools offer high quality programs, dedicated teachers and excellent facilities. Credentials earned in the Vancouver school district are recognized worldwide. Vancouver secondary schools offer a wide variety of excellent academic, fine arts, advanced placement, language and computer studies courses. Foundation (required) courses follow British Columbia provincial graduation requirements: English, English literature, communications social studies, history, geography mathematics biology, chemistry, physics, science and technology Vancouver schools offer many after school clubs, sports and activities: band, strings orchestra, chorus, drama, dance, graphic arts, fashion design and more! French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin credit courses information technology, accounting, drafting and CAD credit courses Students with strong academic achievement may study Advanced Placement courses in calculus computer studies, literature, history and sciences at some schools. Students aged 18 and over may complete high school requirements at an adult school, offering academic credit courses leading to graduation.

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