About our school
The Sunshine Coast Alternative School consists of a number of self-contained programs located at different sites along the coast. ~There are four programs which provide an small individualized environment for high school students (Horizons, Flex, Mangrove, and the Gibsons Pathfinder Lab), These programs offer a self-paced, independent learning environment using both computer and paper-based programs for students in grades eight to twelve. Within each program are creative opportunities to advance personal growth and self-exploration through community fine arts program, a community fitness program and career preparation seminars. The programs allow students the opportunity for flexible scheduling to meet the students individual educational, emotional and/or behavioral needs.
In Sechelt, NDVR North and Gibsons, NDVR South, are programs, which offer a small, nurturing learning environment for students in grades 6 to 8 with ample opportunity for one-on-one learning and interaction. Blending specific Ministry learning objectives with life skills, emotion management, physical exercise, and outdoor education, these programs offers students a variety of ways to experience success both inside and out of the classroom.
Two social development programs for students in grades K-5 are embedded within Cedar Grove (SHARE & FIELD). These programs recognize the unique learning and social – emotional needs of each student and work collaboratively with parents and students to provide individual education programs.