Alternative & Adult Education

SD73 offers a variety of alternate programs for students from ages 12 through adult.  The programs are run through the Twin Rivers Education Centre (TREC), which is located at 985 Holt St.  Programs include the Four Directions Secondary School, a Continuing Education Centre and Bridges — a program offered at the Twin Rivers campus.

Contact the Twin Rivers Education Centre at (250) 554-3438 or Contiuning Education at (250) 376-7072 to learn more!

 Four Directions School
 The Four Directions School is located at 985 Holt Street. Four Directions is an alternate secondary school for aboriginal students offering curricula and special programs promoting First Nations culture and pedagogy. There are 34 students in this program, a full time program coordinator, two teachers, one Aboriginal Education Worker, a School Support Worker and an Aboriginal Family Counsellor. Students interested in this program enrol at TREC, are then referred to the Four Directions program through the administration and TREC school counsellor.
 Bridges Program

The Bridges Program is an intervention program located at TREC which is designed to assist younger students who are having difficulties in the transition from the elementary to the secondary system. The program focuses on the individual needs of students while emphasizing core subjects (reading, writing and math), social responsibility skills and community interactions. The main goal is the successful reintegration into a local high school.

The Bridges Program provides a smaller class size with a teacher and school support worker. There is also a TREC counselor, learning assistance teacher and administrator to provide the necessary support.

 Alternate Education

The Alternate Education Program at TREC is available to students who are in grade 9 through 12.  Students attend the program in the morning or afternoon and work on completing at least two courses per semester.

Some electives are available.

Continuing Education 

The Continuing Education Program at North Hills Mall is available to adults 18 or older.  Students attend the program are offered upgrading, literacy courses and the oppurtunity to complete the Adult Dogwood Diploma. This program is free to BC residents.

All courses are paper based and self paced. All courses are guided by SD73 teachers, Literacy Outreach Workers, and trained volunteers.

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